Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Mental Health Survival Kit, Chapter 2: Is Psychiatry Evidence Based? (Part 7)

Many patients end up on terribly harmful drug cocktails they might never escape from. Although it’s hard to believe, it’s getting worse.

On Being Forced Out in the Clinical Psychology Field

I wondered how many others have experienced coercion, abuse, and have had their lived experiences of mental illness used as weapons against them by mental health professionals?

How I Became My Own Psychiatrist

I now am more conversant with the latest literature on the medications I take than my prescriber is. While I consider his opinion and clinical judgment, I no longer accept every word as the Gospel truth.

Philosophy & Madness: A Discussion with Wouter Kusters

Wouter underwent two experiences of what is commonly called "psychosis," which he explores and explains through the lenses of philosophy, spirituality, and mysticism.

Mental Health Survival Kit, Chapter 2: Is Psychiatry Evidence Based? (Part 6)

Schools and hospitals have become dangerous places for children and adolescents. They should stimulate children, not pacify them with speed on prescription.

Interview: Is Forced Treatment Deterring Youth from Seeking Mental Health Care?

Researcher Nev Jones, Ph.D., talks about her study of youth hospitalized against their will, and how their experiences affected their attitudes about mental health treatment and providers.

Town Halls/Webinars

Mad in America will host the third in its series of town halls on psychiatric drug withdrawal on May 14, with a focus on “Post-Withdrawal Experiences.” Panelists include Adele Framer, Will Hall, Nicole Lamberson, and David Healy. Register here.

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Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal – Town Hall Discussion #2

Watch the recording of our second psychiatric drug withdrawal town hall discussion, aired live on March 12, 2021. Featuring panelists Giovanni Fava, Peter Groot, Mark Horowitz and Joanna Moncrieff.