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Anne Lamott on the challenges (and grace) of being alive

‘Love and service are my business’ With humour, grace and gratitude. Thanks, Anne. Helpful reminders. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994   Advertisements

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There is nothing wrong with you

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/07/06/there-is-nothing-wrong/ Very helpful post, as so often, from Monica Cassani’s rich collection of resources, links, articles and reflections: http://www.beyondmeds.com Monica’s body of work is invaluable to anyone engaging with what it is to be human, anyone working in our own … Continue reading

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Will Hall on Marijuana

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/08/26/marijuana-for-mental-health/ Wide-ranging, intelligent, balanced and informed contribution to the cannabis debate by Will – whose writing is consistently of high quality. The writer has no agenda about what drugs other competent adult human beings do/don’t decide to take – but … Continue reading

Posted in anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, child development, client as 'expert', clients' perspective, cognitive, compulsive behaviour, consciousness, consent, cultural questions, cultural taboos, dependence, diagnoses of ADHD, diagnoses of bipolar, Disconnection, diversity, DSM, ecological, education, ethics, family systems, fear, healing, hearing voices, herbalism, iatrogenic illness, Monica Cassani, natural world, parenting, perception, political, psychiatric drugs, psychiatry, psychosis, reality, regulation, relationship, research evidence, risk, schizophrenia, sexual violence, spirituality, sustainability, trauma, values & principles, violence, Will Hall, working with clients | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Childhood is not a mental disorder – CCHR International

Eloquent film from CCHR International, making its – vitally important – point in under two minutes. Here’s a link to CCHR International’s site, co-founded by Thomas Szasz, and fighting for human rights in ‘mental health’. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Laura Delano on grieving for ‘all we lose to being labeled “mentally ill”’

”It is an important, meaningful, entirely valid experience to feel grief and despair at the thought of all we lose to being labeled “mentally ill” and put on psychotropic drugs. In fact, feeling these feelings – including anger and rage … Continue reading

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Increased anti-depressant use strongly associated with rise in mood disorders Robert Whitaker

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/02/02/disability-and-mood-disorders-in-the-age-of-prozac-robert-whitaker/ Click on the link for this sobering post on Monica Cassani’s great site, http://www.beyondmeds.com. We would ourselves would wish to challenge the illness/disorder model language – but that is how the evidence is couched, and the point is clear. … Continue reading

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The Drugs Don’t Work, and Bipolar Disorder is the Proof – Chrys Muirhead

http://www.madinamerica.com/2013/08/the-drugs-dont-work-and-bipolar-disorder-is-the-proof/ Interesting personal perspective from Chrys Muirhead on Mad in America. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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