Sometimes I hear people say that nothing is changing. That psychiatry continues to harm and that for this reason despair rather than hope is warranted.
I don’t see it this way at all anymore.
I often take a moment for gratitude when I consider how many mental health professionals now read and share my work and other similar work all over social networks…it’s incredible how much has changed since I first started writing and editing Beyond Meds… I see things change everyday and am constantly motivated because the one thing I do see, everyday, is change…
The monolith which is the psychiatric/pharmaceutical system may take more time, but change is everywhere…in every one of us always…
If I didn’t think I could help folks heal and change etc, I wouldn’t get up in the morning. I’ve now seen 1000s of folks get better after being harmed. I need know nothing else to keep on inspiring others do the same. Healing, too, is by it’s nature, change…
We are the change.
Change, change, change.
It’s certainly changed a whole lot for me and so many I know. See: The It Gets Better Series (for those impacted by psychiatric drug withdrawal issues)
Other related links:
- The tide is turning…yes, psychiatry must face reality
- Finally the tide is turning — drugs are on the way out
Let the tide continue turning. Turn Turn Turn.
May all those harmed by psychiatry find peace and wellbeing. May no one else be harmed.
Look here to see how many other ways there are to heal and thrive:
- Drug free recovery from depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, etc…
- Psychosis recovery: stories, information and resources
*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. Really all doctors should always be willing to do this as we are all individuals and need to be treated as such. See: Psychiatric drug withdrawal and protracted withdrawal syndrome round-up
For a multitude of ideas about how to create safe alternatives to psychiatric drugs visit the drop-down menus at the top of this page.