Friday, August 23, 2019
poverty

Poverty: The Newest Medically Treatable Brain Disease

If your hunger/worries are so severe and persistent that they lead to abnormal, dysfunctional behaviors, then you have clinical poverty. Like any illness, you can’t just snap out of it on your own. You need help, and it’s now here — ask your doctor about exciting new treatments for poverty today!
poverty

Poverty: The Newest Medically Treatable Brain Disease

If your hunger/worries are so severe and persistent that they lead to abnormal, dysfunctional behaviors, then you have clinical poverty. Like any illness, you can’t just snap out of it on your own. You need help, and it’s now here — ask your doctor about exciting new treatments for poverty today!
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Broken Is Not All I’ll Ever Be: Military Veterans and Psychiatric Drugs

I had been an excellent combat medic — I had deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan totaling over 28 months of combat in Infantry and Cavalry units. Yet, after over six years on these psychiatric drugs, I felt reduced to a helpless being who would require assistance for the simplest of menial tasks.

Monarch eTNS Inspires “Stop the Psychiatric Abuse of Children!” (SPAC!)

The FDA approval of the Monarch eTNS device is the latest form of psychiatric-inspired child abuse. If not stopped, it will afflict millions of children in unimaginably damaging ways. It has inspired us to form Stop the Psychiatric Abuse of Children (SPAC!) a new international advocacy organization.
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Creating Our Mental Health

We wanted to challenge the conventional assumption that mental health is a static condition or attribute by suggesting that it’s more useful to think of it as an activity that people do together, rather than a thing that individuals have or don’t have. This distinction matters because we can change what we do — what we are, not so much.
Ivor Browne

The Mystic of Ireland: An Homage to Ivor Browne

Ivor Browne fearlessly challenged what he saw as a dehumanizing system, liberating many from institutional care and pioneering new experimental therapies. He developed innovative community models and most of his groundbreaking work took place outside of, and in spite of, orthodox thinking.
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Collaborative Strategies for Re-Visioning the Public Mental Health System

The beauty of sticking around for a while is that we’re living to see some of our “outsider” ideas beginning to challenge modern psychiatric doctrine in the public arena, and our “radical” mental health stance is slowly re-visioning important conversations and practices.

MIA Continuing Education: Creating System Change

How can the mental health system be radically remade? MIA Continuing Education will explore this pressing question in a ten-seminar course: System Changes for a Green Mental Health Movement. The first seminar is on September 9. Sign up for the course at a discounted rate of $60 (use code EARLYBIRDRATE).

MIA'S NEW RESOURCE FOR MILITARY VETERANS

Mad in America has launched a new resource for military veterans, which will provide news, personal stories, and resources specific to veterans.

Call for submissions

Submissions are being accepted through October 17, 2019 for a Frontiers Research Topic on Antidepressant Prescriptions in Children and Adolescents. The Research Topic will be edited by Michael Hengartner, David Healey and Irving Kirsch.

Research Surveys

Ongoing studies seeking participants for surveys on mental health issues.

ARTWORK AND POETRY

Submit your artwork, poetry or humor to [email protected]

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Antidepressant Effects Thwarted by Stressful Environments

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Where Can Families Turn for Help?

Watching my son be subjected to continuous harm by the drugs, how can I pretend that it's okay to maintain this abusive system of care? Who will push for accountability? As a mother, I want to share a meaningful connection with my son. I want to witness him happy, healthy and living the life he chooses.

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