When you’re healing weird neurological problems and you finally figure out how to move past six months of daily migraines…. … past the migraines … suddenly you’re accessing parts of your brain you’ve never accessed that were drugged into submission for decades. It’s disorienting and scary…the animal body leads and all you can do is surrender in awe….
I am exhausted. This process is relentless. It’s like the brain/body has some chronological sense and is making up for time. Decades lost. To numbing and soul squelching drugs.
This is what is happening to all our *psych diagnosed* youth…their brains are being short circuited and stopped on psych meds. It’s like a genocide of the animal body/spirit and yet hardly anyone is aware of it. They find us hyperbolic when we speak of it.
I am only more and more devastated by what has happened the more I heal…the more I see what my body/mind would’ve been…the more it becomes clear how much harm we are causing countless innocent beings…and the more I realize how little support there is for those of us who want to take these transformative healing journeys into LIFE.
Let us please open our eyes and help one another to see. Right now those in public and sanctioned positions to help us are actually harming us unintentionally. We must bring this to a stop. We must help one another. There is no motivation to heal without drugs if there are no safe places to do it. Right now it’s not safe for most people most of the time. This alone will keep people from even attempting to do it or even realizing or acknowledging it’s possible. It’s scary and the fear is justified and even rational given what we face. I am in a rare and privileged and lucky position and I still get frightened too. This is scary stuff. Nonetheless most folks do not find themselves in such situations where healing is safe. Let’s find one another and help one another. Trust your gut on how to do this. We all have the capacity to know exactly where we should be at all times in order to both heal ourselves and others. ** You are your own guru** (we still need one another’s support and we all have different paths and must find our own way)
- Neuroplasticity: enormous implications for anyone who has been labeled with a psychiatric dx
- Becoming conscious is risky business
- The Mental (Illness) system and thoughts on alternatives: a collection
- The brain (body/mind) that heals itself
- Psych drugs and brain damage
Also listen below to: History in the system and my vision for mental health on Nonduality Talk:
*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
It’s become clear to me that whenever it’s possible that it’s helpful for folks who’ve not begun withdrawal and have the time to consider a carefully thought out plan to attempt to bring greater well-being to your body before starting the withdrawal. That means learning how to profoundly nourish your body/mind and spirit prior to beginning a withdrawal. For suggestions on how to go about doing that check the drop-down menus on this blog for ideas. Anything that helps you learn how to live well can be part of your plan. That plan will look different for everyone as we learn to follow our hearts and find our own unique paths in the world. Things to begin considering are diet, exercise and movement, meditation/contemplation etc. Paying attention to all these things as you do them helps too. The body will start letting us know what it needs as we learn to pay attention.
For a multitude of ideas about how to create a life filled with safe alternatives to psychiatric drugs visit the drop-down menus at the top of this page.