Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tag: psychiatrists

Then and Now: Will Psychiatry Ever Change?

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In my experience, psychiatry is a discipline in which treatment and gaslighting exist in a complex braid. One side might show more than the other at times, but they’re closely woven together and hard to pick apart.

The Mystic of Ireland: An Homage to Ivor Browne

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Ivor Browne fearlessly challenged what he saw as a dehumanizing system, liberating many from institutional care and pioneering new experimental therapies. He developed innovative community models and most of his groundbreaking work took place outside of, and in spite of, orthodox thinking.

Expanding Mental Health Care Beyond Adding More Psychiatrists

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From STAT: Although many people believe that we need to train more psychiatrists in order to increase access to mental health care, there is no...

Mental Health Documentary “Healing Voices” Premiers Across 130 Communities in 8...

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The producers of “Healing Voices” ­‐ a new social action documentary about mental health ­‐ are releasing the film via community screening partners in...

“Healing Voices” Documentary Announces Grass Roots Non-Theatrical Release

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The producers of “Healing Voices” – a new social action documentary about mental health – have announced an innovative plan to release the film via community screening partners in a coordinated one-night global event. Written and Directed by PJ Moynihan of Digital Eyes Film, “Healing Voices” explores the experience commonly labeled as ‘psychosis’ through the stories of real-life individuals, and asks the question: What are we talking about when we talk about ‘mental illness’? The film follows three subjects – Oryx, Jen, Dan – over nearly five years, and features interviews with notable international experts including: Robert Whitaker, Dr. Bruce Levine, Celia Brown, Will Hall, Dr. Marius Romme, and others, on the history of psychiatry and the rise of the ‘medical model’ of mental illness.