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‘Surrender more. Seek less’ – Monica Cassani on Beyond Meds

Surrender more. Seek less. Click on the above link to visit Monica Cassani’s treasure trove site, http://www.beyondmeds.com, for a post on how trying to change yourself can be an ineffective strategy. Carl Rogers agreed with her on this (and so do we):- … Continue reading

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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  

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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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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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10 Myths about depression & psychopharmacology Vital reading from a psychiatrist, Dr David Healy, for anyone:- taking psychiatric drugs; thinking about taking them; prescribing them; or working with people who are taking them or thinking about taking them. From David’s … Continue reading

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