Daniel Mackler films all available online now

All Daniel Mackler’s films are now available for free viewing on youtube. This is the last one. I’ve posted all of them now. I highly recommend them all.

COMPLETE DOCUMENTARY FILM. “Healing Homes,” recovery from psychosis without medication. An in-depth exploration of the Family Care Foundation, one of the best psychosis-oriented programs in the world, a Swedish organization which places people failed by traditional psychiatry in families, many of whom are farm families, as a start to a whole new life. Interviews with clinicians, clients, and host families. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

“Pills” – Official Music Video

*** The director, of the below video video, Adam Barnick, shared it with me on twitter. Enjoy. here’s another one from a few years ago by Daniel Mackler: Let’s move in this direction instead! Let’s get outside. Prescription strength, NATURE: *** *it is potentially dangerous to come off medications without careful planning. Please be sure… Continue Reading →

Guest authors

This blog owes much of its success and influence to the great authors who chose to share their work here. Below are just a few of the more prolific contributors. There are links to their blogs or websites in the body of the posts where you can get more information about each author. There were… Continue Reading →

Learning to be with ourselves: a response to Understanding Psychosis

When I get caught up in trying to explain why I have these experiences I often realise that I am coming from a place of fear. I tell myself that I want to understand because knowing why will help me cope, help me know what to do. I may even tell myself that my experiences need me to be understanding and empathic. I want to make myself feel safer, I want to find the right way forwards – the best way. I don’t want to feel confused and powerless so I go to default mode of observing, analysing the data and coming up with an explanation that seems to best suit the issue at hand. I may return to explanations that have helped me in the past. … [click on title to read and view more]

How to empty psych beds

Finnish Open Dialogue: High recovery rates leave many psychiatric beds empty This was an important post so I’ve made it a tab for easy reference. This is a guest post written by Daniel Mackler the filmmaker. His three films show alternative methods of healing people with psychosis. In all the films relationships are ultimately what… Continue Reading →

Listening for the Person within “Madness”

By Ron Unger As we struggle to invent a humane approach to the extreme states that get called “psychosis” or “madness” or “schizophrenia,” it may be helpful to investigate some of the better approaches developed in the past. While these approaches are not without their flaws, they are often surprisingly insightful.  (It can also of… Continue Reading →

OPEN DIALOGUE: the complete film now online for viewing (alternative healing for psychosis)

Mackler’s work has been featured here on Beyond Meds many times. For more information his website is here.

OPEN DIALOGUE: 74-minute documentary film on the Western Lapland Open Dialogue Project, the program presently getting the best results in the developed world for first-break psychosis — approximately 85% full recovery, a far majority off antipsychotic medication. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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