Diagnosis or Dynamics? Does It Really Have to be “For Life”?

Diagnosis or Dynamics? Does It Really Have to be “For Life”?

Diagnosis or Dynamics? There is a meme going around that says “Before diagnosing yourself as depressed make sure you’re not simply surrounded by assholes”. And while I don’t agree with calling people names or abusing those who abused us – this meme sort of says a lot about what we…

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So Just How Do Psychiatric Drugs Work? What’s the History of Psychiatry? (Video)

So Just How Do Psychiatric Drugs Work? What’s the History of Psychiatry? (Video)

A set of videos by Scientific Journalist Robert Whitaker, Peter Gøtzsche MD from a conference held in Copenhagen in 2014. Very revealing and exposing of the story behind the origin of psychiatric drugs, diagnosis and damage.   Books by Peter Gøtzsche MD here Books by scientific journalist Robert Whitaker here Thank…

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Self Directed Neuroplasticity and Creating Mental Health

Self Directed Neuroplasticity and Creating Mental Health

What if, when you sought help for mental health issues, your psychiatrist and therapist told you this? “You can use the mind to change your brain to change your life”. A short 7 minute video that will give you the basics of neuroplasticity and how you, by yourself, can change…

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What if Everything We’ve Been Taught About Addiction – Is Wrong?

What if Everything We’ve Been Taught About Addiction – Is Wrong?

Since the days of Carl Jung and Bill W. we’ve been led to believe that “addiction” was some sort of brain disease. And back in those days it made sense because this was really the beginning of anyone asking “Why do some people keep falling down that deep well? Why…

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When It Feels Like You’re Dying…

When I first started on this journey I thought I would die from the grief that ripped me apart as I started separating myself from those who’d contributed to my trauma. The one thing that has helped me to keep going was first born of anger and a need for…

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Calming the Busy Brain

Calming the Busy Brain

For anyone, but especially for survivors of bad things, the busy-brain can taunt us and tempt us to the point of believing we have no other options that to “act out/lash out” or “shut down/zone out” in a myriad of ways. Today – a short 5 minute video shared from…

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Full Recovery From Schizophrenia Without Drugs

A good video to share with those who still believe they or their family members will be “sick for life”…

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Depression:  A Different Perspective

Depression:  A Different Perspective

A quick share from Phil at Behaviorism and Mental Health. An excerpt: “A depressed person continues to live, but they do not continue to decide.” “A depressed person is mainly on autopilot without realizing that they are mainly on autopilot. A depressed person will do what they always do, say…

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What He Said!

What He Said!

I’m still *under the weather so not posting as much as I would otherwise but today a quick share on a topic that I believe to be one of, if not the, most important concepts to understand in my journey. As long as I believed I couldn’t, I didn’t. When…

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Stigma and Mental Health: What is it Really?

Stigma and Mental Health: What is it Really?

This article by Dr Gary Sidely examines several main points that I have always found to be true: That psychiatry is at the root of “stigma”, that those with such labels are deemed dangerous and different by the general public, and creating a “difference” by making up labels perpetuates the…

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