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Russell Baugher on being forcibly committed to a psychiatric ward at 15

The teen was not psychotic, but the antipsychotics were Deeply shocking and distressing account by Russell of his experiences as a teenager. This happened in the US. We have heard similar accounts from the UK – nor can we comfort ourselves … Continue reading

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The Compliant Kid: Russell Baugher

Click on the title/link for this powerful ‘client’s eye’ account from Russell Baugher about his experience in childhood and beyond taking psychiatric drugs, and his recovery/healing process, posted on Monica Cassani’s resource rich site, http://www.beyondmeds.com. http://beyondmeds.com/2014/07/02/the-compliant-kid/ Palace Gate Counselling Service, … Continue reading

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Shauna Shapiro: The IAA Model of Mindfulness

This is a worthwhile 10 minutes about the practice of mindfulness. It identifies three components: intention, attention, attitude. We think this is an extremely useful way of making sense of mindfulness, and picks up the key elements of presence in … Continue reading

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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 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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