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Paris Williams & Anomalous Belief Systems

Paris Williams & Anomalous Belief Systems Click on the title for an interesting and thought-provoking post from Paris Williams on Monica Cassini’s Beyond Meds site. We like Paris’ willingness and ability to look below the flat surface of cultural ideas/norms, … Continue reading

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Psychiatric Epidemic – Part 1:The Roots – Robert Whitaker

Okay, this is a long watch. However, if you are a therapist or taking, or thinking of taking, psychiatric drugs, it’s an important one. This is not about an agenda that people do/don’t make that decision – which we think … Continue reading

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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross – Living our full lives with our full being

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross – Living our full lives with our full being Click on the title for this link to Monica Cassani’s Beyond Meds blog, and this wonderful quotation from Elisabeth Kübler-Ross:- ‘It is not the end of the physical body … Continue reading

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Slomo: The Man Who Skated Right Off The Grid

Thank you, Monica, for putting us onto this:- http://beyondmeds.com/2014/05/06/slomo-the-man-who-skated-right-off-the-grid/ Began watching yesterday ‘just for a couple of minutes’, mesmerized until the end (only 16/17 minutes, and they are fascinating). Like Monica, we enjoyed his line: ‘I’m just trying to get … Continue reading

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When children are asked, antidepressants are no more effective than placebo: Susan Perry

When children are asked, antidepressants are no more effective than placebo: Susan Perry Click on the title for an interesting article by Susan Perry about a meta-analysis by Glen Spielmans, an associate professor of psychology at Metropolitan State University. Susan herself … Continue reading

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Jonathan Keyes: Invisible Pain (recovery from psychiatric drugs)

Jonathan Keyes: Invisible Pain (recovery from psychiatric drugs) Click on the title for this important and useful article by a therapist, Jonathan Keyes, on the theme of iatrogenic illness, and the severe difficulties often experienced by those seeking to come off commonly used psychiatric … Continue reading

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Howard Thurman: The Growing Edge

Howard Thurman: The Growing Edge Click on the title for an interesting, useful quotation from Howard Thurman – apt for the time of year too, ‘the upward reach of life’. Thank you to Monica Cassani for the post. Put us … Continue reading

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Deena Metzger on Sacred Illness & Revisioning Medicine

‘A sacred illness is one that educates us and alters us from the inside out, provides experiences and therefore knowledge that we could not possibly achieve in any other way, and aligns us with a life path that is, ultimately, … Continue reading

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Leah Harris: First They Ignore You: Impressions From Today’s Hearing on H.R. 3717 (Murphy’s Bill)

Leah Harris: First They Ignore You: Impressions From Today’s Hearing on H.R. 3717 (Murphy’s Bill) Click on the title for the link to beyondmeds.com Thank you, Monica and Beyond Meds for this perceptive, powerful article from Leah Harris, on these … Continue reading

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Forced Treatment with Psychiatric Drugs: Monica Cassani & Beyond Meds

Forced Treatment with Psychiatric Drugs: Monica Cassani & Beyond Meds Click on the title for this appalling U.S. development. We agree with Monica that this is profoundly dangerous legislation, which raises the most fundamental human rights issues. It serves none … Continue reading

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