Sunday, May 19, 2019

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  • Incredible Story!
    Thanks for sharing it, Moni!

    I´ve used similar techniques and also succeeded to come off the meds and improve a lot. I must admit though, that I´m far from considering myself to be “healed”. Phases still come, especially under and after (emotional) stress, though they are rarer and much less severe than in the past. Moreover, my work capacity still is considerably reduced. Didn´t know of Sean Blackwells book and Therapy yet. Although I don´t consider myself to be traumatized, I think, I´ll order the book. Won´t make me more stupid, I hope. As we say in German:)

  • Thank you again!

    If you are still interested:

    The austrian study I mean was done by Niederkrotenthaler,
    the most famous german study by Schmidtke and Häfner.
    German Railway reported a 5-fold increase of railway-suicides for several weeks
    after a well known football-goalkeeper threw himself in front of a locomotive in November 2009.
    I do agree with your “Katharine Hepburn-argument”. Celebrities seem to be copied much more. And I certainly share your view that the copycat-argument is misused if it is to cover up pharmacogenic (and therefore iatrogenic) suicides!

  • Thanx you again!

    If you are still interested:

    The austrian study I mean was done by Niederkrotenthaler,
    the most famous german study by Schmidtke and Häfner.
    German Railway reported a 5-fold increase of railway-suicides for several weeks
    after a well known football-goalkeeper threw himself in front of a locomotive in November 2009.
    I do agree with your “Katharine Hepburn-argument”. Celebrities seem to be copied much more. And I certainly share your view that the copycat-argument is misused if it is to cover up pharmacogenic (and therefore iatrogenic) suicides!

  • Hello Maria!

    Thank you for your very interesting article!!
    Could you please tell us in which countries ” guidelines for reporting suicides focus on a prohibition on naming the product or brand of any substance used in a suicide death”?
    I´m very interested where industries´ reach into society is THAT powerful!

    My personal experience tells me though that suicide IS contagious among young people.
    And the media very probably have an influence in that direction.
    In Germany this phenomenon is known as “Werther Effect” and the data seem to be solid and reliable.

    Sorry to have to tell you this!
    But I am convinced, that our fight can only be successful if we try to see the whole picture.

  • Hi Joanna!

    You don´t cut the branch on which you are sitting.
    I fear, it´s as simple as that.

    Most psychiatrists seem to feel utterly helpless without what they conceive to be their only tools.

    And deeply afraid of losing their “raison d`etre”.
    And their reputation. And money. And their jobs.

    Understandable reasons to have their heads in the sand…