Saturday, November 17, 2018

Comments by thetruthfairy

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  • Excellent article!

    I think I saw a typo, I marked it between “<>” – “than” should be “that”?

    “Psychiatric Care as a Risk Factor
    The assumption with suicide prevention efforts is two-fold. One, that the screening programs and PR campaigns will help people who are feeling suicidal get help. Two, that mental health treatment will lower the risk that people struggling in this way will die by suicide.

    There are three types of research >>than<< help assess whether public health approaches of this type—which ultimately treat it as a medical problem—are effective."
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    One is allowed as many typos as one makes as long as the point gets across, I always say.

  • The video from the symposium is excellent. I’d like to see more video(s) from the sessions at the meeting. I’ve posted a link to it on all the benzo withdrawal groups that I can find on Facebook.
    Thank you for taking the effort and expense to get the word out on this worldwide scandal. I think the dam of lies and deception about psych meds is more than leaking–it’s going to burst. In the last few months the Times ran a front page story about how hard it is to withdraw from the SSRI antidepressants that received 6,000 comments in the first 24 hours, more than any other article in their history, so the next day the Times published another article about the deluge of comments. Johann Hari’s new book “Lost Connections” about the failure of SSRIs and what really works for people is a best seller, “Anatomy of an Epidemic” is a best seller.
    A major difficulty for people who want to withdraw from psych meds is not only the denial and lack of knowledge and help from medical professionals but the dearth of studies about what’s the optimum way to taper. All we have is Dr. Ashton’s book, Peter Breggin’s expensive book and some websites like benzo.org.uk. There are libraries full of studies about how to withdraw from the “bad” narcotic drugs but almost nothing about the “good” psych meds.
    What I see online is thousands of people banding together and supporting each other, in an ad hoc way, which leads to much misinformation and confusion among people looking for what to do, for what works.
    Thanks again.