Will Hall’s recovery story

By Will Hall Since I was a child I’ve struggled with extreme emotions, voices, and powerful out of body experiences. I remember falling to the ground once in third grade, writhing in agony because I believed something was grabbing my back. I saw cartoons projected on the ceiling, and my fear was sometimes so strong… Continue Reading →

The incarceration of John

By Grainne Humphrys (see the video I posted of Grainne and her family here and learn about a conference on alternatives happening in Cork, Ireland) John Hunt is 28. He has spent the last 4 years, in the words of MindFreedom Ireland, as a ‘psychiatric prisoner’ under section in the so-called Carraig Mor treatment centre,… Continue Reading →

Atypical Antipsychotics are the New SSRIs

By Jessica Firger: bio and website here November, 2008 A submission made by the author which she wrote while in grad school. Atypical Antipsychotics are the New SSRIs A women walks along a beach, the sky is grey, the waves hit the shore with a tumultuous splash. She tugs her jacket just a bit closer… Continue Reading →

Mental Health Concerns for Obama – by Pat Risser

Mental Health Concerns for Obama by Pat Risser Email: parisser@att.net 1.  Mental Health, NOT Mental Illness The current system of care is a “mental illness” system, not one designed to create “mental health.”  The topic seldom arises of what “mental health” might look like.  In the United States, we are more concerned with trying to… Continue Reading →

Revolutionary Road, A Beautiful Mind and Truthfulness

first appeared on Huffington Post today. Republished here with permission: By Bruce Levine The films Revolutionary Road and A Beautiful Mind both portray mathematicians turned mental patients who create havoc for their families. But the similarity ends there. In director Ron Howard’s A Beautiful Mind (2001), the facts of the real-life recovery of Nobel prize winner John… Continue Reading →

Reclaiming your power

I found this article at justAna’s blog. It’s written by Pat Deegan and awesome fully recovered woman who had a history of symptoms that got her labeled schizophrenic. She no longer takes medication (or does so very rarely—I’ve heard both and I’m not sure which it is at this point—she does talk about taking meds… Continue Reading →

I have a pain in my heart

I’ve had a sensation of pain in my heart intermittently for years. It’s become rather frequent lately and it radiates out from my heart chakra into my whole being. I’ve been confused by this sensation for years and now that it’s stepped up quite a few notches I’m thinking about it a lot and I… Continue Reading →

Will Hall’s recovery story

Since I was a child I’ve struggled with extreme emotions, voices, and powerful out of body experiences. I remember falling to the ground once in third grade, writhing in agony because I believed something was grabbing my back. I saw cartoons projected on the ceiling, and my fear was sometimes so strong I became mute…. Continue Reading →

A timeline for neuroleptics

Excerpted from: “The case against antipsychotic drugs: a 50-year record of doing more harm than good,” by Robert Whitaker, author of Mad In America: Bad Medicine, Bad Science and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill . Published in the journal Medical Hypotheses (2004) 62, 5–13 Preclinical 1883 Phenothiazines developed as synthetic dyes. 1934 USDA… Continue Reading →

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