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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 […]

Part 2 of 3: A series on food, gut health and mental health by Guest Author, Sue Westwind

November 21, 2012

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FORAGING THE PATH: MIND, GUT AND THOSE CONTROVERSIAL CARBS – PART II In sorting out the cause of any number of chronic maladies psychiatry has crammed into their various and expanding DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) editions, it takes courage to face food addictions. Especially when two of the worst offenders are the most touted […]

Part 1 of 3: A series on food, gut health and mental health by Guest Author, Sue Westwind

November 19, 2012

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FORAGING THE PATH:  MIND, GUT, AND THOSE CONTROVERSIAL CARBS The subject of food and how we eat can provoke anxiety, guilt, secrecy, defiance and other reactions when we feel put on the defensive. It seems the barrage is non-stop: we are constantly preached at about this or that healthy path, and exhorted to willpower or […]

Not “Anxiety Disordered”

November 16, 2012

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One “side effect” of following the traditional model of emotional distress as a “disease” is that we begin to see ourselves as defective; we begin to identify with the labels we are given by others. This in turn steals our hope and nullifies our power to effect change. After all – if our brain is […]