Steven Soderbergh’s “Side Effects”

Steven Soderbergh's upcoming film about a psychiatrist who prescribes "Ablixa" (a fictional medication) to a patient who then commits murder. The PR campaign includes...

Joanna Moncrieff – The Myth of the Chemical Cure: The Politics of Psychiatric Drug...

UNE Center for Global Humanities and its founding director, Anouar Majid, host Joanna Moncrieff on "The Myth of the Chemical Cure: The Politics of...

Toward a New Understanding of Mental Illness – Thomas Insel

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

“A Drop of Sunshine”

Film by Apama Sanyal "Schizophrenia. It may be one word, but it immediately conjures up multiple connotations - mad, incurable, violent, suicidal, chemical imbalances, crazy,...

Navigating the Mental Health Wilderness: Steven Morgan’s Journey

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...

Care Farms of the Netherlands

Care Farms of the Netherlands is a beautiful and inspiring film. It tells the story of an innovative program that combines agriculture with social care...

Antidepressant Nation

From Youtube: "A Recent study on antidepressants has shown that the drugs have some serious side effects: those taking certain prescriptions could lose their sex...
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“ADHD: A Return to Psychology” Video Series

Most people believe that children diagnosed with ADHD misbehave because they possess an inferior inhibitory system that renders them less able to suppress unacceptable actions. However, this belief has numerous shortcomings. This series of videos challenges these assumptions and offers alternative explanations for why a child may exhibit ADHD behaviors.

Medicating ADHD: Diagnosis and the Long-Term Effects of the Medications

Robert Whitaker appears on Science for the Public on March 20, 2013, speaking about how the ADHD is diagnosed and why users of medications...

Does Everyone Have a Mental Illness?

Psychiatrist and author Allen J. Frances, former chair of the DSM-IV task force, outlines why he thinks the DSM-V will lead to millions of...

Developing a Compassionate Voice as a Step Toward Living With Voices

I've previously written about the possible role of compassion focused therapy in helping people relate better to problematic voices, in my posts Could compassionate self talk replace hostile voices?Feed Your Demons!, and A Paradox: Is Our System for Responding to Threats Itself a Threat? I'm happy to see more interest being taken in this kind of approach, and a video has just become available which, in 5 minutes, very coherently explains how a compassion focused approach can completely transform a person's relationship with their voices and so transform the person's life!

Psychotropic Drugs and Children

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Psychotropic Drugs and Children June 15, 2010 Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic, discusses the disturbing effects of psychotropic drugs...

Watch the Stories of Harm the APA Refused to Hear: Introduction by Paula J....

Psychologist and activist Paula J. Caplan talks about the harm done to many people because they received a psychiatric diagnosis...and how the American Psychiatric...

Antidepressants Kill Over 500,000 People Annually

A new study shows psychiatric drugs kill over half a million Americans and Europeans every year who are over 65. Professor Peter Gøtzsche claims...

CNN: Are Medications An Effective PTSD Treatment?

"CNN's Carol Costello explores Operation Tohidu, an experimental rehabilitation program to help veterans with PTSD." Operation Tohidu founder, Dr. Mary Vieten claims PTSD is not a mental illness and "there is no reason to medicate someone who has been traumatized by their war experience." When asked what percentage of soldiers returning with PTSD do not need drugs she responds, "100%."

My 6-year Anniversary Off Psych Drugs: How I Made It Through the Darkest Times

Last week was my anniversary off a huge psych drug cocktail I’d been on for 20 years. In this video I speak to the inner resources that kept me going. The fact is there is nothing in society to help those who love us to understand what we are going through.

What DSM-5 Means for Diagnosing Mental Health Patients

From youtube: The American Psychiatric Association released a new edition of the DSM, which doctors use to diagnose and treat mental disorders. Judy Woodruff discusses...

Peter Breggin’s Views on Psychiatry

In this, the first video of Peter R. Breggin's series "Simple Truths About Psychiatry," Dr. Breggin debunks the myth of biochemical imbalance and examines...

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

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

Sick‘s Wild Ride – From Treatment to TEDMED

Earlier this year, I was invited to speak at TEDMED 2014 and John Kazanjian and I worked hard to come up with a 13-ish minute version of my play Sick. The video of the talk/performance got released today on and YouTube. It’s been a wild ride sharing the big play with small audiences around the country these last couple of years, and I am excited and humbled by the potential audience this abbreviated version can have online. I hope you have a chance to watch it.

David Oaks Comes Home: “My Whole Life I Have Been Preparing for This Time”

David Oaks, whose 1998 challenge to "check out the research for yourself" led Robert Whitaker to write Mad in America and create this website,...