Rachel Waddingham’s Recovery From Psychiatric Labeling and Unnecessary Treatment

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Rachel's recovery from psychiatric labelling and unnecessary treatment from CEP.

Navigating the Mental Health Wilderness: Steven Morgan’s Journey

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Steven Morgan discusses his transformative journey from chronic "patient" to leading mental health advocate. Steven has been working in peer support and helping to create alternatives to traditional mental health services for the past decade...

Let’s Talk About Mental Health: Brattleboro Community Television

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Brattleboro, Vermont psychiatrist Nels Kloster and mental health counselor Robert Stack discuss the coming year in mental health, and the changing perceptions regarding mental...

“Benzodiazepine Withdrawal as Told by a Woman in the Midst of it‚Ķ”

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A stirringly told story of benzodiazepine withdrawal. Beyond Meds adds helpful information and links, as well. Beyond Meds¬†‚Üí  

A Psychiatrist’s Perspective on Antidepressants

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Kelly Brogan, MD, ABIHM: 4 principal tenets that may undermine your current understanding of the efficacy and safety of antidepressant medication.

Role of Litigation in a Strategic Approach to Mental Health System Change

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Jim Gottstein's talk on the Role of Litigation in a Strategic Approach to Mental Health System Change at the annual rights conference of the...

Custody of Justina Pelletier to Be Decided Tomorrow

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The custody of Justina Pelletier, a Connecticut 15-year-old whose odyssey of diagnosis with "Somatoform Disorder" has trapped her in Boston Children's Hospital since last February, will...

A Memoir of Escape From Psychiatric Treatment

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Attorney Lynn Garson memoir of escape from psychiatric drug treatment, "Southern Vapors", is the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's highlighted book of the month.  "The idea that...

How Pharmaceuticals Sell A.D.H.D.

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Dr. Aaron Kesselheim of Brigham & Women's Hospital analyzes several ads for A.D.H.D. medications for the New York Times to see how they play...

Canadian Study Links Cannabis and Psychosis in Youth

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The Cannabis and Psychosis Awareness Project, a four-year study from Canada that was released on Tuesday, finds that smoking marijuana - particularly heavy use in...

Childhood Adversity and Psychosis: From Heresy to Certainty

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Presentation by John Read at the Meanings of Madness Conference. (Presentation begins at 5 minutes in.)

KMSP-TV Investigative Report on Psychiatric Research Abuse at the University of Minnesota

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For a scathing, 11-minute overview of the death of Dan Markingson at the University of Minnesota, and new allegations of coercion into psychiatric clinical trials, you can't do much better than this excellent investigative report by Jeff Baillon.

On Pharma, Corruption, and Psychiatric Drugs

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"My studies in this area lead me to a very uncomfortable conclusion: Our citizens would be far better off if we removed all the psychotropic drugs from the market, as doctors are unable to handle them. It is inescapable that their availability creates more harm than good." - Peter G√łtzsche, MD; Co-founder of the Cochrane Collaboration

A conversation with Dr Terry Lynch (From “Beyond Prozac” to “Selfhood” and Beyond)

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Dr. Terry Lynch says that "Long ago I began to question the whole categorization of normal and abnormal, which is what doctors tend to...

John Nash on the Accuracy of “A Beautiful Mind”

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Professor John Nash discusses the discrepancies between the book & film "A Beautiful Mind" and his life.  While he endorses the portrayal of mental...

Sinéad O’Connor: Mental Health, the Media, and Human Rights

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Sinéad O'Connor discusses mental health issues with TIME magazine this week, singling out the media's tendency to diagnose "without qualification," and adding that "mental health...

Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness: A Counter-Narrative of Psychic Diversity

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It was an awesome experience to give a TEDx Talk at my old school, because, frankly, it was an acknowledgement by an elite institution that I've done something in my life worth listening to. I hope you appreciate my talk and share it with others. So many people who are affected by the mental health system in North America today have no idea how much the rise of the DSM and biopsychiatry has to do with the Reagan era and neoliberal economic policies that reshaped the whole language and culture of mental health. It's like a bulldozed neighborhood with shiny new buildings, after a while people forget how they got there and they just seem "normal."

Navigating Brilliance and Madness: Sascha Altman DuBrul at TEDx

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From youtube: "Sascha Altman DuBrulhas been documenting and fomenting underground culture and radical peoples' movements since he was a teenager. From the anarchist squatter...

PsychRights’ Medicaid Fraud Initiative Against Psychiatric Drugging of Children & Youth

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Jim Gottstein's September 27, 2013 talk on PsychRights' Medicaid Fraud Initiative Against Psychiatric Drugging of Children & Youth, at the National Association of Rights...

CBS News – Antipsychotic Meds May Raise Kids’ Diabetes Risk

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Antipsychotics Raise Diabetes Risk →

Open your Eyes to SSRIs

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From youtube: Published on Sep 17, 2013 SSRIs: More Harm Than Good Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor ( SSRI ) Researchers found that antidepressants hinder serotonin regulation and can cause...

Jenna Fogle: “I Was Just a Sad Teenager”

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Jenna Fogle discusses her experience struggling with depression as a teenager, and the consequent harm done by psychiatric drug treatment.

Toward a New Understanding of Mental Illness – Thomas Insel

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<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/CUuyzoTI948" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Thomas Insel's TedEducation presentation. "Today, thanks to better early detection, there are 63% fewer deaths from heart disease than...