Sunday, September 15, 2019

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  • You can publish your on my website, unedited please stop by https://nomorelabels.us/

    MIA serves a vital purpose and we should heed its call to empower ourselves – without it we wouldn’t be having these vital conversations and we can expand them in our own capacity. I will forever be thankful for Robert Whitaker and all he has done. If we want to empower ourselves we now how that choice because of what he has done and continues to do at MIA. Please stop by my website and let’s begin the conversation.

  • You can publish them on my website, unedited please stop by https://nomorelabels.us/

    MIA serves a vital purpose and we should heed its call to empower ourselves – without it we wouldn’t be having these vital conversations and we can expand them in our own capacity. I will forever be thankful for Robert Whitaker and all he has done. If we want to empower ourselves we now have that choice because of what he has done and continues to do at MIA. Please stop by my website and let’s begin the conversation.

  • You can publish them on my website, unedited please stop by https://nomorelabels.us/

    MIA serves a vital purpose and we should heed its call to empower ourselves – without it we wouldn’t be having these vital conversations and we can expand them in our own capacity. I will forever be thankful for Robert Whitaker and all he has done. If we want to empower ourselves we now how that choice because of what he has done and continues to do at MIA. Please stop by my website and let’s begin the conversation.

  • You can publish them on my website, unedited please stop by https://nomorelabels.us/

    MIA serves a vital purpose and we should heed its call to empower ourselves – without it we wouldn’t be having these vital conversations and we can expand them in our own capacity. I will forever be thankful for Robert Whitaker and all he has done. If we want to empower ourselves we now how that choice because of what he has done and continues to do at MIA. Please stop by my website and let’s begin the conversation.

  • My response to this comment…. “Rachel Aviv inserts the following parenthetic description of his book Anatomy of an Epidemic: “The book has been praised for presenting a hypothesis of potential importance, and criticized for overstating evidence and adopting a crusading tone.” … thank you Bruce Levine for calling her out. Aviv undermined her own credibility with this single comment. She would have done more justice to the service of what she was attempting to do by speaking with more unhappy “consumers” and soon realized what a courageous hero Whitaker has been to those whose encounters with psychiatry have done equal if not more damage. Attempting to discredit Whitaker did more to damage her own credibility than his. Lest us not forget he is not just a courageous journalist (Whitaker) but recognized as award winning and even within the Pulitzer Prize category (who has largely spear-headed along with the many other courageous professionals and writers such as also Levine) bringing to light these vitally important issues. So sorry for Aviv, she discredited the man whose own argument then went on in many ways to be her own version of a regurgitation of Whitaker’s most important points- Making Aviv guilty of bad journalistic form, give proper credit where due, don’t discredit the one you then go on to not just imitate but attempt to emulate and take the credit for… her argument would not even exist without Whitaker at the level that it now does. She did a huge disservice to this community, the important work of all involved and even Delano in that one sentence. Thank you Bruce Levine for once again calling out the truly important issues at hand and keeping our eyes on the prize. As to some on this forum, I agree it’s time for us to gather and begin speaking to each other, get the conversation really going. Please come visit my website, let’s dialogue! I owe the second half of my life to Whitaker’s truth and it’s important we back it. Inspired to give voice to the consumer, I invite you to my website…https://nomorelabels.us/

  • Your proposal is the REAL BEGINNING of where and how the true solutions need to be found!!! I couldn’t agree more. It’s called a true paradigm shift at its very root. Our language itself confines and limits the terms and basis of the “debate” to those particular parameters which are off to begin with. I sense this is also at the root of what both men are courageously arguing from even within themselves despite their “disagreements”. I honor any form of dissension that is rooted in the heart and one’s own sense of integrity. I am new to Allen Frances so can’t speak much on him, but appreciate his courage to speak out. We need more insiders like him to call things out from the inside, and this is never an easy task. As to Robert Whitaker, I do know more about him. His contribution is profoundly important, extremely informed, empathetic, wise, compassionate, and well-grounded. His voice – absolutely revolutionary. It is because of him that we are even opening up the dialogue and/or debate at all. He is truly exceptional and rooted in an unflinching integrity and courage, his leadership long-awaited and overdue. And I’m with you, as we join in in the discussion, I think the female voice/perspective needs to be considered as it does exactly what you are saying -calls into question the very premise and terms of the argument itself. Thank you for your adding the wisdom and experience of your voice to all of these important voices.

  • I LOVE THIS SUGGESTION!!! It doesn’t cost and if you want you. An create a fictional tale if you are afraid of any ramifications… based on a true story. I also believe in the power of finding like-minded people. STORY is one of the MOST CRITICAL AGENTS OF CHANGE!!!! BRILLIANT GENIUS YOU ARE!!!! Inoffensive and educational told straight from the heart!!! And courageously! LOVE IT!!!! Thank you and I will do!!!!