Soteria house and similar programs heal people with “schizophrenia” and other severe forms of mental distress

Soteria House was a project that ran from 1971-1983. The staff cared for people who were diagnosed schizophrenic and compared outcomes with the local psychiatric hospital. It was a drug free rehabilitation. (drugs were used in just 3% of cases and only very temporarily) Soteria house was created for those diagnosed as schizophrenic, but it’s progenies have worked with all sort of people labeled “seriously mentally ill,” with similar startling results:

Voyce Hendrix Inside Soteria House — Madness Radio

From the archives of Madness Radio. First Aired 12-6-2006 Duration: 49:06 Inside Soteria House with Voyce Hendrix, original clinical director who worked closely with Loren Mosher. Soteria House was a non-medication, non-diagnostic label and voluntary residence treating severe psychotic breakdown. Recovery rates were much higher in this humane and egalitarian atmosphere — but the project… Continue Reading →

Loren Mosher speaks about Soteria house

The late Loren R. Mosher, M.D was the Chief of the Center for Studies of Schizophrenia, and the National Institutes of Mental Health when he founded Soteria. I’ve talked about Soteria numerous times on this blog and linked to it’s website and the book about it many times. Now you can hear it’s founder, Loren… Continue Reading →

Meanderings and Soteria House

This is an edited version of something I posted the first month I wrote this blog about a year and a half ago. I’ve grown since I wrote this and learned more about treating mental health issues naturally, I’ve left most of this piece unchanged, even though there is much more to add on this… Continue Reading →

Healing psychosis: stories, information and resources

This post may be cut and pasted in it’s entirety and shared without further permission.  Stories of healing and transformation Below this updated section remains the list of recovery stories and resources for that which is labeled psychotic. See also: Drug free recovery from depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, etc… The below statements started out as a brief thought… Continue Reading →

Marijuana for Mental Health Conditions?

By Will Hall — Cannabis (marijuana) is now legal in two states, legal for medical use in 23 more, and polls show the majority of Americans support legalization. As a counselor working with people diagnosed with psychosis and mental illness I am often asked about my clinical — as well as my personal — experience with medical cannabis. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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