What will it take to wake up these hacks?

As I heal and come to more deeply understand and learn about exactly what happened to my brain on psych drugs I am devastated again and again. We are committing crimes of abuse, violence and harm every time we tell people they must be on psych drugs and offer them no options… The more I am healed from the brain injury the psych drugs incurred, the deeper is the revelation of ignorance and insanity within psychiatry. I may no longer be enraged because I realize the profound ignorance and fear that motivates psychiatry, but I’m more and more dismayed…

What will it take to wake up these hacks…these dangerous quacks who meter out death and destruction upon some of our most vulnerable? What will it take? My cells are crying out in the knowledge that so many are still being harmed.

It’s becoming clear that I simply have not had higher brain function access for many years and as it comes back online I grieve…I grieve.

I still suffer, too, as the healing continues because it’s clear to me not everyone can take this journey to wellness and that is heartbreaking to me not because it’s not possible, but because the resources are not available — and that is only because the psych industry doesn’t know what resources are actually needed nor how to offer them. It’s tragic, plain and simple. I live with this truth deep in my cells every day. I have lived it and I know.

(I keep trying to quit blogging and then I can’t. I just can’t because I continue to get more and more understanding of what is happening in this country to those labeled by psychiatry. I continue to develop deeper understanding about the profoundly holistic nature of our being and our intricate interconnectedness. And then I find that I cannot be silent. So my work evolves and my relationship to this work changes too, and yet I still need to use this medium and share because what I know needs to be understood. We need to stop harming each other in the false name of medicine. We need to come to understand our nature and support it so that we can actually heal. I now know how it’s done. It’s not that hard actually. People just don’t believe us and there isn’t enough people nor places to go for real understanding that allows for profound healing that is the inheritance of every human being)


The Mental (Illness) system and thoughts on alternatives: a collection

“It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Lunatic-AsylumI can’t call the current system of care a “mental health system” when it’s so clearly one that generates, encourages and sustains mental illness. And so I’ve often referred to it as a mental illness system. Here I’m underscoring that as it’s important that we make big changes if we want to help not only the most vulnerable people in our society, but also society itself. We create one another. None of this happens in a vacuum.

Below is a list of posts from Beyond Meds that look at the system from many different perspectives. It will become one of the main drop-down navigation menu tabs at the top of the page. It will replace the Professional/Patient Divide tab and will be called Mental Illness System. The contents of it will include those posts that were included in the Professional/Patient Divide Tab.

This post will be updated as appropriate. Check the drop-down navigation menus often for updates and additional access to the archives. I’m always working on them.

Audio: History in the system and my vision for mental health on Nonduality Talk — Beyond Meds (audio)

and  Radical, Transformative Healing of Body/Mind/Spirit – 7/18/16 – scroll down page to listen


The below are pieces written specifically about the divide between the professionals in the system and those who are subject to their care and/or abuse.

Other significant pieces:

Having well-being in general is simply about learning to live well. It really doesn’t need to called therapy or need medical intervention most of the time. What a concept! Here is a collection of self-empowering ways to view our health and well-being from a holistic standpoint. This list does not begin to be exhaustive. There are as many ways to wellness as there are human beings. The below list of links all include additional collections of links on the topic they cover.

People are recovering and thriving in spite of what psychiatry tells them everyday. Sadly many of us had to disengage ourselves from a system of “care” that harmed us gravely in order to do it. Non-compliance saves people everyday. This needs to change. It’s dangerous and tragic both.

If you would like to know more about coming off meds as safely as possible start here:

*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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