When You Feel Lonely

December 5, 2012

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For those who have become isolated in the culture of “mental illness” there can often be an overwhelming sense of aloneness. Part of that, I think, comes from the strategy of isolation that comes from toxic or dysfunctional family backgrounds where it is learned that to share our “self” is not necessarily a safe thing […]

Psychiatric drug withdrawal and protracted withdrawal syndrome round-up – Beyond Meds

December 4, 2012

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Via Beyond Meds…. Other than those who’ve directly experienced protracted withdrawal or those who have lived with those who have experienced it, it simply remains�under appreciated�and therefore under treated and under recognized even, as I said, among critics of psychiatry. It’s rather horrifying for those of us who find ourselves struck by such illness. While […]

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Gluten sensitivity in those labeled schizophrenic & bipolar (also implicated in depression & anxiety) #foodie Friday

November 30, 2012

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Originally posted on Everything Matters: Beyond Meds:
*reposted with some edits right, drugs won’t fix anything, you have to cut out the gluten! **click to make larger Gluten sensitivity can manifest with or without gastrointestinal symptoms! This is true for many people, not just those labeled with schizophrenia. I talk about diet and mental health…

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My Journey with Emotional Eating, Part 1: Food as a Symbol of Love

November 27, 2012

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Another article on food today….emotional eating. And this is applicable to creating a “proactive plan” because if we don’t understand our current learned coping mechanisms of dealing with life and life stressors….its pretty difficult to not simply shift from one avoidance strategy to another. So today…. From what I consider to be one of the […]

Jennifers Story…

November 26, 2012

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Today, Another guest post by a fellow psychiatric survivor Jennifer Bryant Roeder. Shared from the KIP Central blog; Jennifer shares her personal story about the losses she faced upon withdrawal from the Benzo’s she had been prescribed and told were “safe”. In this piece, Jennifer revisits the life losses she faced as she awakened from […]

Personal Development is Different

November 25, 2012

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This blog is about one thing: learning to create the life we want for ourselves. Yes. A large part of that is learning how to engage in safe reduction or withdrawal from psych drugs. (If you need info on this, shoot me  note via my contact page here) But  an even larger part of this […]

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