Psychiatry (fueled by western culture) systematically eliminates us so that we cannot contribute to humanity

The capitalistically oriented “healers” and “spiritual” teachers are the pharisees/charlatans of our time. The real shaman/medicine people are being systematically wiped out/disabled by psychiatry. We don’t have mentors because our kind have been wiped out for generations now. (think of witch hunts, for example, before psychiatry) There is no one left to recognize us as children so as to tutor us in the ways of nature…. Most of the “healers” available (commercially or otherwise, alternative or conventional) once we reach adulthood are happy to throw us in the loony bin along with psychiatry. Psychiatry with its capitalistic pharmaceutical industry complex behind it has brainwashed everyone quite effectively. It is dangerous for us to show our true natures to most of these people in professional positions. They don’t know how to help us and instead end up making us sicker and sicker.

No reason to blame specific individuals…we’re all in this ugly conditioned soup together. Action, however, is warranted.

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*it is potentially dangerous to come off medications without careful planning. Please be sure to be well educated before undertaking any sort of discontinuation of medications. If your MD agrees to help you do so, do not assume they know how to do it well even if they claim to have experience. They are generally not trained in discontinuation and may not know how to recognize withdrawal issues. A lot of withdrawal issues are misdiagnosed to be psychiatric problems. This is why it’s good to educate oneself and find a doctor who is willing to learn with you as your partner in care.  Really all doctors should always be willing to do this as we are all individuals and need to be treated as such. See: Psychiatric drug withdrawal and protracted withdrawal syndrome round-up

It’s become clear to me that whenever it’s possible that it’s helpful for folks who’ve not begun withdrawal and have the time to consider a carefully thought out plan to attempt to bring greater well-being to your body before starting the withdrawal. That means learning how to profoundly nourish your body/mind and spirit prior to beginning a withdrawal. For suggestions on how to go about doing that check the drop-down menus on this blog for ideas. Anything that helps you learn how to live well can be part of your plan. That plan will look different for everyone as we learn to follow our hearts and find our own unique paths in the world. Things to begin considering are diet, exercise and movement, meditation/contemplation etc. Paying attention to all these things as you do them helps too. The body will start letting us know what it needs as we learn to pay attention. 

For a multitude of ideas about how to create a life filled with safe alternatives to psychiatric drugs visit the drop-down menus at the top of this page. 

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John Oliver on Pharmaceuticals and Doctors (funny AND damning)

last-week-tonight-featuredThis is supposed to be satire…in this instance it’s pretty much straight up the truth…I actually have a hard time laughing at this stuff, but I did enjoy it. He’s darn witty even if it didn’t make me laugh. Too close to home is all.

For related information on Beyond Meds check:  We don’t have a healthcare system in this country. We have a disease management system.

From the folks at Last Week Tonight introducing the video on youtube:

Pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars marketing drugs to doctors. We have a few issues with that.


A piece of the script from the very end:

Here’s how it works. Money combines with the cash receptors in your doctor’s wallet to create fast-acting financial relief, so your doctor can rest easy and enjoy life.

Common side effects of doctors taking money may include chronic overprescription, unusually heavy cash flow, dependency on free samples, inflammation of confidence, affluenza and an increased tendency to suggest off-label prescriptions, which in turn can cause heart attack, stroke, loss of feeling in arms and legs, seizures, blurred vision, grinding of the teeth, temporary deafness, total blindness, numbness, sudden bursts of rage, angry erections lasting over 17 hours, and death.

Ask your doctor today if he’s taking pharmaceutical company money. Then ask your doctor what the money is for. Ask your doctor if he’s taken any money from the companies that make the drugs he’s just prescribed for you. Then ask yourself if you’re satisfied with that answer. (thanks for the transcript Crooks and Liars)

Happy Pills, Anxiety Drugs, and Therapists Galore

The below is an excerpt of a fairly long article but concise history of biopsychiatry from Andrew Weil’s perspective.

Sharing this just because Andrew Weil wrote it and it’s nice when these authors who draw the masses in actually speak out on the issue of abysmal mental health care. I rarely agree with everything any author says and Dr. Weil is no exception. Still I think he’s basically a good guy and he’s helping get the word out:

We Have Happy Pills, Anxiety Drugs, and Therapists Galore: So Why Are We More Stressed and Depressed Than Ever?

An alternative to the old talking cure is expanding the knowledge base of psychotherapy as we recognize the role that exercise, nutrition, spirituality, mind-body approaches, and lifestyle can play in enhancing our clinical effectiveness. Epidemic depression is occurring at a time when the field of mental health appears very robust. There are more mental health professionals treating more people than ever before in history: psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, licensed social workers, counselors, and therapists of all kinds. We have a powerful “therapeutic arsenal” of drugs to make us happier, calmer, and saner. When I leaf through the pharmaceutical ads that take up so much space in psychiatric journals, I get the feeling that we should all be in great emotional health. Depression and anxiety should be as fully conquered as smallpox and polio. But more of us than ever are discontented and not experiencing optimum emotional well-being. What is wrong with this picture? Why is the vast enterprise of professional mental health unable to help us feel better?

I want you to consider the possibility that the basic assumptions of mainstream psychiatric medicine are obsolete and no longer serve us well. Those assumptions constitute the biomedical model of mental health and dominate the whole field.(continue reading)

Well, biopsychiatry was pretty much obsolete from it’s inception, but still it’s good that this is being underscored by the likes of Dr. Weil. If you’ve not spent the last 8 years studying how psychiatry came to be what it is today this is a piece that is worth reading. It took me a few days to post this because part of me is just so tired of this stuff and I’ve been putting the word out for years. Unfortunately many have yet to hear.

Another good article about how things are changing that has links to many other salient piece too is:  Chemical imbalance myth takes a big public fall (no, antidepressants do NOT correct an imbalance of serotonin, nor do other psychiatric drugs correct anything at all)

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