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Medical Psychiatry Faces Its Toughest Indictment in Its 55 Years | Suite101.com

June 29, 2011

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An informative article written by Advocate Ken Braiterman that points out some of the issues that Psychiatry is facing as Robert Whitakers well chronicled history of psychiatry and pharmaceuticals as the first line of defense is examined in close detail. An excerpt: Like all responsible people who challenge the value of psychiatric medication, Whitaker acknowledges […]

“85% Recovery Rate for first episode Psychosis” – YouTube – Trailer for “OPEN DIALOGUE,” an alternative Finnish approach to healing psychosis

June 26, 2011

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YouTube – Trailer for “OPEN DIALOGUE,” an alternative Finnish approach to healing psychosis. The Open Dialogue model used in Finland has been documented for the past 20 years. This country is finding that by implenting this technique – that has NO medical intervention – psychosis is nearly non existant in their population. You can view […]

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

June 24, 2011

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Visit the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Developing the skill of being mindfully aware of ones experiences and state of being is vital to taking a proactive stance to creating and living in emotional and psychological (mental) wellness. UCLA has been investigating and teaching on the idea and application of mindful awareness for some time now […]

Corinna West: Wellness Wordworks | Maybe I never needed a psychiatric label at all

June 22, 2011

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Corrina West wrote another thought provoking post that I wanted to share with you about the bigger question; what if? What if there were other options? Other solutions offered? Education about emotional distress instead of being taught to view pain as something to be avoided, managed and medicated?  Food for thought. An excerpt from Corrina’s […]

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Psychiatric Care and Other Services and Supports: Guidelines for Promoting Recovery Through Choice and Alternatives

June 16, 2011

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You can view this piece at its original site here: National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery. This will also be available under the Resources tab. National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery Releases Guidelines for Promoting Recovery Through Choice and Alternatives WASHINGTON, D.C. (4-28-11) — The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR), a national coalition of […]

The Original PowerPoint Is Now Up

June 15, 2011

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The original Power Point is now up for anyone who wanted to view it. You can find it by clicking here or on the tab in the side bar or at the top of the page. We had a full house at the original workshop at the IAMHR conference last month and some great discussions. […]

Corinna West: Wellness Wordworks | It feels so great to be off psych meds

June 14, 2011

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Corrina West is an Advocate in Kansas City Missouri. She has her hand in many different and very effective projects, and you can sure read more about her and her endevours at her website www.corinnawest.com. But today – she has graced us with a perfect example of being proactive in our health care by becoming […]