Mental illness shortens life. Should read: medications are neurotoxic

Just one of the very many potentially deadly psych meds
Just one of the very many potentially deadly psych meds

When this issue is covered in the media they always fail to mention that psych drugs tax the body in multiple ways that can cause early death. Impacting cardiovascular health in numerous ways and causing serious and numerous and also potentially deadly metabolic issues…this omission is criminal and frankly ridiculous.

The below article came to my inbox today via an advocacy email group I’m part of. I responded with the above brief comments.

It starts:

A new study says mental illness might actually take years off a person’s life.

According to research from the University of Oxford, mental illness may cut life expectancy by seven to 24 years — more than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. (read the rest)

Of course these are not new results. There have now been numerous studies showing that folks who get labeled mentally ill and are treated in the psychiatric system die early. Those facts are never made explicit of course.

Rather than learning how to deeply and profoundly heal our bodies, minds and spirits, the mental illness system doles out drugs that kill the motivation for exercise and other lifestyle changes that can help us heal. Everything we do and think and eat and ingest matters and this is not something that is understood in the psych system. If we are not given the means to heal, we won’t. That doesn’t mean it’s not possible. I’ve communicated with 1000s now that have learned how to do it. 

See: Our brains on exercise and Drug free recovery from depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, etc…

Here are some articles on the subject:

And it’s possible to learn to get healthy again:

And: To my friends and readers who still take psych drugs

Also: Please do not attempt to discontinue psych drugs without first very carefully educating yourself on the risks involved so that you might minimize the chances of developing grave iatrogenic illness if you decide to withdraw: Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal and Protracted Withdrawal Syndrome Round-Up

 

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Author/Editor Beyond Meds: Everything Matters