WOW!!! Vatican to hear debate about psychiatric drugs for kids

Robert Whitaker, Irving Kirsch, Joanna Moncrieff, Pat Bracken, Giovanni Fava, Jaakko Seikkula and others are to participate in a June 14-15 conference, hosted by the Vatican, that will examine the evidence for (and against) the rise of psychiatric medication and fall of psychosocial treatment for children. Press release for the June 13 press conference associated with the event: … [click on title for the rest of the post]

There are people out there that get it. People can heal from trauma in the right settings!

There are people out there that get it. This is just wonderful. We need to create more safe places for kids and adults both where they might heal from trauma histories. As I’ve often pointed out the tragic reality all to often is that the current mental health system further traumatizes rather than heals.

Blaming the mentally ill for violence is bad public policy as well as just plain misguided

Another repost of an article that talks sense from the last time we had a tragic shooting. The aftermath of these things are always horrifying in a completely other way as “normal” people completely lose all sense of reality and terror starts reigning supreme, leading to another sort of dangerousness, more insidious than what triggered it.

Demands that it be easier to involuntarily commit the mentally ill are knee-jerk and irrational

This is an article that I posted during the last “crazed shooter” fallout. Because of all the painfully ignorant reactions after these tragedies happen I feel it’s important to add some perspective even while I hate entering the fray at all. We are all at risk if we let ignorance and terror dictate public policy after these incidents occur.

Study shows 31 prescription drugs (mostly psychiatric) associated with reports of violence towards others

This is an old post that still contains critically important information.  I thought it was a good time to repost this article from a couple of years ago. This is a discussion no one seems to want to have. What happens when a small percentage of the MULTI MILLIONS of people on one of these... Continue Reading →

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