Julie originally studied music education and composition at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and at Bennington College. In Julie’s recent book, not yet finished, she draws parallels between the brainwashing of a cult experience she had and “psychotherapy” as was done to her in the mental health system. Julie is 57 years old and has started life over in South America with her little dog, Puzzle. She is free of the coercion and force of the System.
Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.