Monday, August 19, 2019

Comments by Dyane

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  • Brilliant! An absolute must-read for anyone going off meds – I’m going to share this link with a new Facebook community I created “Natural Healing for Mothers with Bipolar” in which many of us are tapering off meds or med-free.

    Thank you SOOOOOO much for listing the five things you learned in your journey – these five observations are incredibly affirming and helpful.

    Awesome, awesome post, Matt!
    take care,
    Dyane Leshin-Harwood, Freelance Writer
    Founder, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
    Santa Cruz County Chapter, CA
    Author of the upcoming book:
    “Birth of A New Brain: My Ultimately Medication-Free Recovery From
    Postpartum Bipolar Disorder”
    Creator, Natural Healing for Mothers with Bipolar Facebook Community

  • I want to thank you so much for your incredible writing. I cannot wait to buy your book and I marked the Feb. release date on my calendar. Your words are so eloquent and they truly capture the agony of a benzo. addiction. I tapered off a 3-year-long Xanax & Valium addiction last year using the Ashton Manual in part, and it was one of my biggest accomplishments. I rank it up there with childbirth. Emboldened by that achievement, I am now slowly tapering off the only drug I take for bipolar disorder (lithium carbonate), I’ve been at a non-therapeutic dose for the past 6 months, and I’m doing better than I have in many, many years. As nationally published freelance writer, I am writing a book: “Brand New Brain: My Ultimately Medication-Free Recovery From Postpartum Bipolar Disorder” and very excited about this new life. I also started a Facebook page called Natural Healing for Mothers with Bipolar Disorder. Robert Whitaker’s book “Anatomy of an Epidemic”, Beyond Meds, and Dr. Liz Miller’s blog have all profoundly influenced me to try life med-free. I know with all my heart that I can do it. I look forward to reading your book for further inspiration as my Big Day off lithium will be a little bit after your book comes out: February 21, 2013. Thank you for being a bright light – we need you very much in this world!