Serafina B. — Short Bio

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Serafina B. is a 36-year-old artist born in Nicuaragua who has won art prizes and has pieces in museum collections.  She has been diagnosed with...

The Cost of Forced ‘Psychiatric Care’ Like Britney Spears Got Can Be Ruinous

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From NPR: While hospitals sometimes absorb the cost, patients can be left with ruined credit, endless collection calls and additional mistrust of the mental health care system.

Alesandra Rain

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Alesandra Rain is an author and prescription drug expert for the O'Reilly Factor, Fox News Channel and ABC, lectures worldwide and is frequently a...

Are Psychiatric Medications Safe? The FDA’s Answer May Surprise You

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From the Inner Compass Initiative: The real responsibility for determining if a drug is "safe enough" or "worth it", said the Deputy Director for Safety at the FDA’s Division of Psychiatry Products, lies with individual physicians and patients.

Peter Kinderman – Short Bio

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Peter Kinderman is Professor of Clinical Psychology and an honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Mersey Care NHS Trust. He is Head of the Institute...
Oryx Cohen and Briza Gavidia

Emotional CPR: Heart-Centered Peer Support

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Two National Empowerment Center leaders discuss eCPR, a process for helping youth—or anyone—through an emotional crisis using three simple steps.

Experts Urge Caution as AAP Calls for Mental Health Screenings for Newborns to 21-Year-Olds

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From Children's Health Defense: With warnings of a mental health crisis among young people, the recommendation may appear sound and reasonable—but depression screening can be dangerous, some experts say.

Some Moms Are Microdosing Mushrooms for Anxiety and Depression

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From The Washington Post: “There is no magic pill or plant that allows you to bypass the healing of childhood trauma," says therapist Brooke Novick. But "this sacred medicine, when used with intention, respect and care, can powerfully support us on our paths of healing and evolution.”
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Critical Psychiatry Textbook, Chapter 8: Depression and Mania (Affective Disorders) (Part Eight)

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Researchers have again and again demonstrated that depression pills double suicides both in children and adults.

Hearing Voices Network Launches Family & Friends Support Group

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One of the HVN's fundamental principles is that "the person having these experiences is in the best position to decide or discover what they mean" and thus each person must "not try to speak for" another. The challenge for a family group will likely be for members to move past speaking about our loved ones to find or imagine the space where we ourselves are liberated.

Andrew Yoder – Short Bio

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Radical Social Work: Writings from the front lines of the mental health system of the United States, this blog seeks to chronicle the journey...

Be Worried About Boys, Especially Baby Boys | Darcia Narvaez, PhD

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From ACES Too High/Kindred Media: A review of research by Dr. Allan Schore shows that early life experience influences boys significantly more than girls, leading them to need more care instead of less.

Challenging Western-Centric Child Psychology: An Interview with Nandita Chaudhary

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Ayurdhi Dhar interviews Nandita Chaudhary about children’s lives across cultures, the problems with global aid agencies and their interventions, psychology’s bias in the study of children, the limits of attachment theory and more.

Greg Benson – Op-Ed Bio

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Greg Benson is a Human Rights Advocate for Advocacy Unlimited Inc. in Connecticut.  Greg Benson self-identifies as a survivor of the Psychiatric Industry and a human...

David Traxson – Short Bio

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David's posts focus on the Child Safeguarding issue of the over-prescription of a wide range of psychotropic drugs to children following dubious diagnoses of...

Ira Steinman, MD

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Ira Steinman is a psychiatrist in private practice in San Francisco, focusing on the Intensive Psychotherapy of the severely disturbed. Early training included working...

The Pandemic Will Haunt Today’s Children Forever

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From The Washington Post: Stress during this vulnerable period can be especially damaging to children who already have accumulated trauma in their lives.

Study: Teens Who View Parents as Loving and Supportive Less Likely to Be Cyberbullies

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From the Daily Mail (UK): Teenagers who see their mum and dad as loving caregivers are less likely to be cyberbullies than children with...

Scott Spicer, MPH, CPSS – Short Bio

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Advocacy to Action: Scott is Founder and Senior Partner of Spicer's Consulting, dedicated to improving health, one step at a time. He has worked in Supported...

Mariel Chance — Short Bio

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Mariel Chance has a Master's Degree in Sociology and is hoping to be accepted into an MSW program in Boston. She has been an...

More Play and Less Therapy for Students | Peter Gray, PhD

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From Psychology Today: Mother nature designed kids to play, explore, and daydream without adult intervention because that is how kids develop the skills, confidence, and attitudes necessary for mental health and overall wellbeing.
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Kick Big Pharma Out of the Classroom

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School-based strategies such as the “talk to your doctor” campaign about any childhood problem have been extremely effective in helping the pharmaceutical industry to marginalize traditional child-rearing practices and replace them with advice from mental health “experts” and the use of dangerous drugs. These campaigns are reminiscent of now-illegal vintage tobacco ads in which doctors endorsed cigarette smoking.

Reid Bertino — Short Bio

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Reid Bertino is a 30 year old man with a long history with the mental health system. From start to finish, the mental health...

Singer Camila Cabello & CA Surgeon General Discuss ‘Public Health Crisis’ of Childhood Trauma

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From Billboard: Cabello's conversation with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is part of a national campaign to raise awareness about the negative effects of traumatic childhood experiences.

Inadequately Trained Therapists Pose a Risk to Childhood Trauma Survivors

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Mental health professionals must be trained in the dynamics of addiction and abuse if they are to help survivors of childhood trauma.