Embracing the Shadow—Charlie Morley on Lucid Dreaming as Therapy

On the Mad in America podcast, we hear about the potential of lucid dreaming therapy to aid those struggling with post-traumatic stress.

Update on Retracting the Fraudulent STAR*D Results

Ed Pigott calls for retraction of 2006 STAR*D article in American Journal of Psychiatry.

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

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.

The STAR*D Scandal: Scientific Misconduct on a Grand Scale

The American Journal of Psychiatry Needs to Retract Study That Reported Fraudulent Results

What’s Eating Oregon? Peer Respites, The Lund Report & Beyond

Peer respites are a precious resource that deserve protection, and implementation that prioritizes the full vision of the model and prevents co-optation.

What Causes Emptiness? | Jonice Webb, PhD

From Dr. Jonice Webb/Running on Empty: Many people who experience emptiness don’t even know they have it, much less what it is. They just know they feel "off"; like something just isn’t right with them.

Book Review of Crash: A Memoir of Overmedication and Recovery by Ann Bracken

A powerful, heartbreaking wake-up call about how the severely damaging effects of medications that claim to relieve suffering can threaten generations in a family.

Spoilation: What Becomes of the Forcibly Drugged?

I have been forcibly drugged for over forty years now. The dose of neuroleptics I am forced to take will probably kill me.

Cured: A Memoir—Sarah Fay on Giving Everyone the Chance to Heal

Author Sarah Fay joins us to discuss why "cured" is such a seldom-used word in psychiatry.

Everyone’s Afraid of an Angry Woman: Honoring SinĂ©ad O’Connor

In her tragic passing, I choose to honor her by raising up these words she said, by hearing and believing them.

ChatGPT Changes Its Mind: Maybe Antidepressants Do More Harm Than Good

This week, I wanted to see what ChatGPT would have to say about the long-term impact of antidepressants and about the STAR*D study.

Sharon Lambert and Naoise Ó Caoilte—Mental Health Podcasts: A Force for Good in a...

Researchers from University College Cork discuss their research on the benefits of listening to mental health related podcasts which indicates that podcasts improve mental health literacy, and reduce stigma.

Can ChatGPT Defend the Long-term Use of Antipsychotics?

ChatGPT has perfectly captured the pattern of psychiatry’s response to the research that tells of harm done.

Q&A: How Can We See ADHD From Another Angle, and What Can We Do...

We all want to help our kids or our students, and sometimes finding the right key to unlock a child’s gifts is a matter of time, patience, trial, and error.

Examining the ‘D’ in CPTSD | Terry Baranski

From CPTSD Foundation: Developmental trauma doesn’t create disorders — it creates coping strategies, which are processes rather than discrete things.

Only When It Poured

Disposable toothbrushes and sporks. Crayons instead of pens. Little pills in little paper cups. Someone would come. Someone would go. The days turned into nights and back again.

Society Has Protected the Adult and Blamed the Victim

From The Natural Child Project/Alice Miller: If mistreated children are not to become criminals or mentally ill, it is essential that at least once in their life they come in contact with a person who knows without any doubt that the environment, not the helpless, battered child, is at fault.

Teenagers Pathologized by Traditional Addiction Treatment

From Filter: Traditional treatment can pathologize normal behaviors of adolescence, thereby reinforcing stigma and existing low self-esteem.

The Therapy Part of Psychedelic Therapy Is a Mess

From WIRED: There’s little evidence to prove how necessary or helpful many of the accepted norms in psychedelic-assisted therapy are—and some could even harm patients.

Chris Bullard—The Sound Mind Live Festival

Chris Bullard is the executive-director of the Sound Mind Live Festival which uses music as a connective force to bring people together to help address mental health stigma.

Chris van Tulleken—Ultra-Processed People: Why Do We All Eat Stuff That Isn’t Food and...

We are joined by Dr. Chris van Tulleken who talks about the science, economics, history, and production of ultra-processed food. We discuss some of the effects of UPF on our brains and bodies and how the food industry positions UPF to dominate our diets.

Giving Caregivers a Platform: Elianna, Mother of Brandon

An interview with Elianna, who lives in Colorado with her son, Brandon, 34. His many diagnoses and misdiagnoses include autism and schizophrenia.

Patients at Greatest Risk of Self-Harm Right After Starting Antidepressants: Study

From Axios: It has been known since 2004 that antidepressants can increase suicidal behavior, but new research is clarifying when the threat is greatest.

Trauma Responses Are Conditioned, Not “Chosen”

From Dr. Glenn Doyle: From our nervous system’s point of view, if it had to wait around for us to think about everything that happens to us or "choose" a response, we’d have been eaten by sabre tooth tigers eons ago.

David Carmichael—The Antidepressant Safety Tour

Drug safety advocate David Carmichael joins us to discuss his upcoming antidepressant safety tour and the importance of fully informed consent when prescribing SSRI antidepressants.