Healing from Psychiatry: An Artist’s Perspective

Alison is right her situation is not unique, I too was struck in similar fashion and have corresponded now with thousands of others who have been too. I too found many different artistic forms of expression to be a critical part of transforming my experience and healing. This is a very informative video and Alison’s project also strikes me as deeply inspired. Please support her project if you feel moved to do so. Sharing this post far and wide helps too.

Make DONATIONS HERE at the gofundme campaign.

Alison Page’s Project:

Hello, my name is Alison. I am creating an art book entitled “Healing from Psychiatry: An Artist’s Perspective”. I have close to 50 contributors who have suffered or are suffering as a result of psychiatric treatments and medications (including electroshock therapy, harmful diagnostic labels, inpatient stays, and psychiatric medications).

The focus of the book is on how people have used art to help them during their recovery from psychiatric treatments and medications. Some recoveries can be so intense that distracting by creating art becomes a survival mechanim.

The book contains a variety of mediums including paintings, photographs, short essays, excerpts from books and plays, lots of poetry, and a resource list and helpful tips for people who have recovered and also people still going through recovery.

Make DONATIONS HERE at the gofundme campaign.

*it is potentially dangerous to come off medications without careful planning. Please be sure to be well educated before undertaking any sort of discontinuation of medications. If your MD agrees to help you do so, do not assume they know how to do it well even if they claim to have experience. They are generally not trained in discontinuation and may not know how to recognize withdrawal issues. A lot of withdrawal issues are misdiagnosed to be psychiatric problems. This is why it’s good to educate oneself and find a doctor who is willing to learn with you as your partner in care. See: Psychiatric drug withdrawal and protracted withdrawal syndrome round-up

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