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What exactly IS “Recovery”?

July 30, 2011

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“We see a future when everyone with a mental illness will recover. ~New Freedom Commission “Recovery” has long been viewed as a forever ongoing process with no end; a place of maintainence and avoidence of triggering events. Living a life of full recovery on the other hand, is a place where we have learned and […]

It’s in the Struggle We Find Our Strength

July 25, 2011

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Today I wanted to do something on the idea of overcoming the life issues faced in the journey getting from that place of feeling broken to where we begin to own our power and pave our own way. This post is inspired by Kathleen Young; a powerful individual and therapist providing trauma informed care to […]

New Study: SSRI Antidepressants ‘Clinically Insignificant’ For Most People — PsyBlog

July 23, 2011

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Things are really happening in the world of pharmaceuticals; here is a piece that came across my desk today that I thought may interest you. Note that this was published in 2008 and consider todays climate as the long term risks of using these drugs comes into the forefront.  An Excerpt from SSRI Antidepressants “Clinically […]

Imagine a World Where Psych Beds Were Empty

July 22, 2011

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First – please consider dropping your email to the right to receive new articles in your inbox or chosen RSS reader. For anyone following this Blog the issues of long term psychotropic drugs is or may become a question. Today I wanted to share an article from a blog that has been popular amongst those […]

Crisis Intervention: An Alternative to Consider – Emotional CPR

July 15, 2011

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One of the things that I hear from those who are or have sought help, their families, friends, their supporters who provide mental health services from social and case workers to therapists and psychiatrists as well as the teams that deal with what could be termed a crisis… What else is there besides medications? And […]

The New York Times’ Defense of Antidepressants | Psychology Today

July 11, 2011

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Very often there is nothing to be added in the way of commentary to an article. This is one of those times. Scientific Journalist, Robert Whitaker continues to question those who defend and don’t question the reality of the risks associated with the use and dependence on these drugs or the evidence that questions the […]

Psychiatric Drugs: Chemical Warfare on Humans – interview with Robert Whitaker

July 5, 2011

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Psychiatric Drugs: Chemical Warfare on Humans – interview with Robert Whitaker. In the original workshop we took a look at some of the potential risks involved with the long term use of psychotropic drugs and the evidentiary research articulately compiled by Scientific Journalist, Robert Whitaker. Today I wanted to share an interview with Robert Whitaker […]