Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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Mad in America recently published a dialogue between psychiatrist Jim Phelps and Robert Whitaker titled: Is Mad in America Doing More Harm Than Good? We are inviting readers to submit “letters to the editor” on the topic. Letters should be 1000 words or less. Submit to: [email protected]. We will publish a selection of letters that provide insight into the issues and add to the dialogue.

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The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Upcoming NICE Depression Guidelines

The new NICE depression guideline is a reflection of the field: you don’t really know what you’re doing, and you lack confidence that it’s doing any good.

Review of the Conference on Withdrawal and Side Effects: IIPDW

The online conference Withdrawal From Psychiatric Drugs was held on Friday May 6th and 7th. Here we summarize each of the speakers' points.

My Substance Intoxication Was Misdiagnosed as Psychiatric

I thought it’d be a good idea to just triple the daily dose of St. John’s wort — surely a plant-based, prescription-free pill couldn’t be dangerous? I was wrong.
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Psychiatry in Aeromedicine: Who Is Denied the Privilege of Piloting an Aircraft?

Urging aviation students at the summit to seek help if they need it is a noble cause, but it sounds hollow when the FAA regulations are built on stigma.

From Horse Ranch to Home Ground: Healing Families via Telehealth

Since COVID, NISAPI has transitioned our collaborative therapy setting from barns and fields to kitchens and living rooms. Our clients report similar positive outcomes with telehealth as in person.
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Unity in Diversity: Rethinking Mental Health and Our Connection to Nature

Meditation, walks in nature, and artistic and musical activities: These all have something in common—they have the power to dissolve the boundaries between us.


Call for Papers

Ongoing studies and projects seeking participants for surveys/panels on mental health issues, and calls for papers in journals or conferences. 


Mad in America is seeking submissions for an online Art Exhibit titled “Careful Gestures: Visions of Compassionate Care in Suicidal Distress” which is an extension of Mad in America’s Suicide Hotline Transparency Project. Submit work here.


Visit the artwork, poetry or humor galleries. Submit work here.


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