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Laura Delano on Feeling your feelings, empathy, compassion – & the shrink

Click on the above link to visit Laura’s Facebook page, for this moving, accurate, important post. We work outside the ‘mental health’/psychiatric system and terminology here. We choose our therapists for their willingness to do their own work and their … Continue reading

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‘Let’s talk about how we address mental health’ Dainius Pūras

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=21480&LangID=E Click on the above link to visit this U.N. site, for this address by Dainius Pūras on World Health Day. He is a psychiatrist, and representative of the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner. If you are … Continue reading

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The Biggest Problem in Mental Health Treatment – Monica Cassani

The biggest problem in mental health treatment Click on the above link to visit Monica’s extremely valuable resource base at http://www.beyondmeds.com for this post – which accords with how we make sense of our work at this service:- ‘The biggest problem … Continue reading

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Laura Delano ‘Six Years after Booze’

Click on the link below, for a powerful post from Laura. We regularly feature her work on this blog. Huge respect for her personal journey, and her commitment to challenging the current toxic psychiatric paradigm. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter … Continue reading

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Learning to be with ourselves: a response to Understanding Psychosis – Elizabeth Svanholmer

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/04/20/learning/ Click on the link to visit Monica Cassani’s resource-rich site, http://www.beyondmeds.com, for this great piece by Elizabeth Svanholmer, commenting on the recent report by The British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology, edited by Anne Cooke and entitled:- ‘Understanding … Continue reading

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Resisting “Children’s Mental Health Care” in America and Beyond – Laura Delano

http://recoveringfrompsychiatry.com/2015/03/childrens-mental-health-care-in-america/ Click on the link for Laura’s powerful piece about medicating our children. This has a U.S. perspective – and these are also live issues in the U.K. We are concerned about many aspects of this, not least the power … Continue reading

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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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Thomas Szasz on ‘Freedom and Psychotherapy’ in conversation with Randall C. Wyatt

http://www.psychotherapy.net/interview/thomas-szasz Click on the link for this fascinating interview with Thomas Szasz, professor of psychiatry emeritus at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York, where he has taught since 1956. Randall describes him as ‘the foremost psychiatric critic of … Continue reading

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Dan L. Edmunds: Center for Humane Psychiatry Click on the title for an interesting Facebook post about a U.S. service which sounds similar in purpose and ethos to this one. Palace Gate Counselling Service

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