Dissociation, psych drugs and chronic illness

In healing chronic illness with many acute, chronic pains I’ve seen that dissociation is not simply psychological but profoundly physiological…The process of getting chronically ill included layers of ever deepening dissociation from the body creating multiple broad spectrum illnesses…a dissociated body/mind cannot meaningfully take care of itself. Psych drugs allowed for these ever deepening layers of dissociation as they made the body sicker and sicker, the drugs largely numbed it all (though we’re often not aware of it because, generally, we still feel really shitty anyway!)…

Psychiatric Drugs Cause Harm — #WorldBenzoDay

This is the video I did last year for this day. Help raise awareness and please share it and other information about benzodiazepines today.  Visit: —  World Benzodiazepine Day: Change through Unity  (Facebook page) — Recently I wrote another post about what it was like when the illness incurred by the drugs was at its worst: When medicine and doctors almost kill you…  Because, yeah, I was on death’s door for a long, long time. It can still feel traumatic to really think about that time. I do hope we can help others avoid such a fate. …

What does it mean to say that the psych drugs “work?”

We need to ask what does it mean when people say that psych meds “work”… Because when they “work” that does not change the fact that they are also neurotoxic substances that often gravely harm people – sometimes to the point of death. (not altogether rarely, either) … For me, this fact is held together with the fact that if other options are not offered there can be no reasonable judgement against those who, in a system that doesn’t offer choice, choose to use these drugs. …

What to say when folks don’t believe how the drugs have harmed us

I wrote the below response to someone who (admitted she) couldn’t be bothered to read my post nor watch the video but felt it important to tell me that bragging about being drug free for seven years was nothing to be proud of…(LinkedIn is always the source of these sorts of comments that come my way these days…it seems people come upon the work and it simply shocks them) It was this title she was responding too: 7 yrs off psych drugs: a message to those labeled by psychiatry …

Psych drugs and brain damage

It’s clear to me that many of us not only heal but transform into something healthier and more whole than we ever were before psych drugs. Forget recovery…there can be much more, much better than whatever we were before psychiatry. *** There is an unfortunate belief in some parts of critical psych communities that says that the brain injury that many of us sustain as a result of psychiatric drug use and withdrawal is permanent and irreversible. That we cannot heal from it. … It’s not true.

Benzo Awareness Day: Psych drugs cause harm (VIDEO)

(July 11th, let us unite with all who’ve been harmed by psychiatric drugs) For more information visit: World Benzodiazepine Day: Change through Unity  (Facebook page) Psychiatric drug withdrawal information and resources Benzodiazepine info, news, resources and recovery stories  Medically induced illness: iatrogenic injury The anniversary posts: the 6 years off psychiatric drugs documented *it is potentially […]