the parts that hurt: email to the man who told me to go see a psychiatrist

So, funnily enough, I did go to a psychiatrist. Someone I met some years ago. He's in the mainstream and well-respected there because he knows how to float between worlds. He's awake. He and I talked about your work some years ago. He was familiar with it and respects it. He's one of the kindest human beings I've ever met. ...

Rethinking the treatment of trauma: webinar (FREE if you don’t need CEUs and can watch when broadcasted)

This looks like an EXCELLENT webinar - and it can be free online for non-professionals. This is definitely worth seeing if you or someone you know and love has a trauma history with still-active symptoms. … [click on title to read and view more]

Forced treatment does not work (Lancet reports on a study)

Conclusion: In well coordinated mental health services the imposition of compulsory supervision does not reduce the rate of readmission of psychotic patients. We found no support in terms of any reduction in overall hospital admission to justify the significant curtailment of patients' personal liberty. … [click on title to read the rest]

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