Engaging Voices, Part 2: Working Our Way Toward Connection

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Sam Ruck shares his fourth excerpt from his book Healing Companions, which describes his life with, and love for, his wife and her “alters.” 

Giving Caregivers a Platform: Meagan, Mother of Matt

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A mom describes her son's descent into the harms of psychiatry—and his way out. "It was really difficult to watch Matt decline. He had given up hope that he could get well."

Discussing the ‘Obsession’ With Childhood Disorder Labelling

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From Sociology Lens Insights: In recent decades, we have too often passed the buck of social problems to children who lack the power to say no to stigmatizing psychiatric labels.

Engaging Voices, Part 1: Validating The Arrival of My Wife’s First ‘Alters’

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Sam Ruck shares his third excerpt from his book Healing Companions, which describes his life with, and love for, his wife and her “alters.” 

My Lived Experience Helps Others Heal: Working with Families on the Path to Recovery

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If one person is struggling, everyone in the family is struggling. Families need support.

‘It Was a Joint Effort’: Deborah Kasdan on Bringing Her Late Sister’s Story to...

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Author Deborah Kasdan discusses her memoir of her late sister, "Roll Back The World."
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“A Dangerous Substance”: The Impact of Social Media on Youth Mental Health

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This is what social media does, she says. It draws people in. It hurts people. In the worst cases, it kills people.

Call for Intervention in Case of Boy Left in Windowless Hospital Room for 56...

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From RTE: The child is among those impacted by failings in the North Kerry Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, with the public health service last year apologising for 'deficits in care' he received, including the inappropriate prescribing of heavy anti-psychotic medication.

Reflections on the Silicon Valley Teen Suicides-by-Train: Fifteen Years Later

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A psychiatrist and mom reflects on teen suicide clusters in Palo Alto and discusses alternative ways to address adolescent mental health.

Arrested Development: Britney Spears’ Memoir Is a Survivor’s Tale of Generational Trauma, Psychiatric Abuse,...

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Miranda Spencer discusses Britney Spears' new memoir and the harms of conservatorship.

Giving Caregivers a Platform: Sherita, Mother of Tony

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This is the story of Sherita and her son Tony, and her efforts to help him following years of psychiatric drugs and hospitalizations.

Conservatorship: The Racket That Ruined My Father’s Last Years

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I have watched as my father’s pursuit of happiness was swept away by the court system in his senior years.

‘Delusions’ and ‘Paranoia’: What Are They, Really, and How Can We Engage Them in...

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Sam Ruck shares a second excerpt from his book "Healing Companions," which describes his life with, and love for, his wife and her “alters.” 

Q&A: What Is Executive Function, and How Can Parents and Teachers Help Kids Focus?

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Ask anyone who’s ever taught kids, and they’ll tell you a story about one student who sticks in their memory.

Escaping The Shackles of Psychiatry: What I’ve Seen and Survived, as Both Doctor and...

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"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,” said Edmund Burke. This is as true on...

Crisis Hotlines, Like Canada’s New 988, Promise Confidentiality. So Why Do So Many Trace...

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In commentary for the Globe and Mail, Rob Wipond, MIA contributor and author of Your Consent Is Not Required: The Rise in Psychiatric Detentions,...

Words from My Heart to ‘My Heart’: What Might Have Helped My Late Friend?

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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.

‘A Playground for Predators’: Diane Dimond on The Abuses of Guardianship

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Our guest today is Diane Dimond, a longtime, award-winning investigative journalist specializing in crime and justice issues. As a freelance journalist, syndicated columnist, and...

Reality According to Whom? Listening to My Wife—and The Problems with ‘Psychosis’

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Sam Ruck shares an excerpt from his book "Healing Companions," which describes his life with, and love for, his wife and her “alters.” 

Survivors and Families Working Together For Change: A New Project 

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Based on his lived experience, Ron Bassman describes his efforts to create an educational and support program that links families with survivors.

Medication Overload, Part II: The Explosion of Drugs for Kids

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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.

The Mental Health Crisis of Today’s Youth—The Hidden Culprit Every Parent and Therapist Should...

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A therapist argues that achievement culture hurts youth mental health, and parents should focus on their children's inner wisdom.

Family Panel Discussion – Supporting a Child, Teen, or Young Person in Crisis

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Supporting a Child, Teen, or Young Person in Crisis - Our guest panel, Ciara Fanlo, Morna Murray and Sami Timimi join host Amy Biancolli to share stories of crisis but also stories of healing and of hope.

‘Sacred Conversations’: A Talk with Susan Swim and a Father Whose Daughter Found Healing

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We have two guests today. One is Susan Swim, executive director of the Now I See A Person Institute, which she created in 2007...

Medication Overload, Part I: A Mountain of Drugs in America’s Cabinets

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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...