Beyond Psychotropics: A Practical Introduction to Non-Drug Therapies and Wellness Basics for the Treatment of Adult Mental Health Issues

“This paper by Craig Wagner is for adults with mental health issues and their supporters. It helps answer the difficult question, “what can I do?” by distilling a significant body of mental health research down to a pragmatic menu of 21 proven non-drug options. The focus is on non-drug approaches since these are often given insufficient priority and may well offer the best hope for recovery. It encourages personal ownership, informed decision making and prudent experimentation, since mental health recovery is unique to the individual. With it, readers can better understand, select and enact a set of approaches with their healthcare providers that represent their unique recovery plan.”


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