If one person is struggling, everyone in the family is struggling. Families need support.
A psychiatrist and mom reflects on teen suicide clusters in Palo Alto and discusses alternative ways to address adolescent mental health.
Drugs, social support, placenta encapsulation: How can we approach the specter of postpartum depression?
The ASD diagnosis glosses over the many developmental specifics that might underlie a child’s challenges related to social communication.
An epidemic of children blaming their parents in therapy? In my 20 years as a psychologist, I've seen the opposite.
Arrested Development: Britney Spears’ Memoir Is a Survivor’s Tale of Generational Trauma, Psychiatric Abuse,...
Miranda Spencer discusses Britney Spears' new memoir and the harms of conservatorship.
This is the story of Sherita and her son Tony, and her efforts to help him following years of psychiatric drugs and hospitalizations.
I have watched as my father’s pursuit of happiness was swept away by the court system in his senior years.
Sam Ruck shares a second excerpt from his book "Healing Companions," which describes his life with, and love for, his wife and her “alters.”
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,” said Edmund Burke. This is as true on...
More than two and a half years later, I’m still processing my grief, still picturing our happiness and innocence as kids, and still acknowledging our struggles and pain.
Sam Ruck shares an excerpt from his book "Healing Companions," which describes his life with, and love for, his wife and her “alters.”
Based on his lived experience, Ron Bassman describes his efforts to create an educational and support program that links families with survivors.
An analysis of the huge increase in drugs for children, the role of Big Pharma, and a look at the impact on families and communities.
A therapist argues that achievement culture hurts youth mental health, and parents should focus on their children's inner wisdom.
Surveillance exacerbates anxiety, destroys trust in relationships, and diverts money away from effective treatment.
This is the story of Chandra and her daughter Sophia (not their real names), who has been in the mental health system since the age of 10.
The 25th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day takes place on Saturday, October 28—and this time around, I’ll be there. The upcoming event will provide...
Being re-grounded in my community reminds me that mourning and love are inseparable, and that “nothing about us, is for us, without us.”
ADHD is a disaster area, in terms of the diagnosis, clinical research, and the harms inflicted on hundreds of millions of healthy people.
I needed to teach my nervous system, via different types of neuromuscular reeducation, that it was safe to move again. Before I could walk, I had to crawl, literally.
Peter Gøtzsche discusses the results of the MTA study on ADHD drugs and the misleading statements textbooks make about ADHD treatment.
An advocate in the psychiatric realm is a key witness for the patient and his or her experience, and carries a weight that the doctor cannot easily ignore.
Peter Gøtzsche discusses the broadening of ADHD diagnostic criteria and the misleading and biased stimulant drug trials.
For many caregivers who assist their loved ones, the journey involves navigating the medical system and its many challenges. This time, the journey takes...