Tag Archives: Psychiatry

“I Much Prefer the Idea of Humans Just Helping Humans”: Daniel Mackler

http://madinamericainternationalfilmfestival.com/much-prefer-idea-humans-just-helping-humans-interview-daniel-mackler-open-dialogue-healing-homes/ Click on the link for this great interview with Daniel Mackler, for Mad in America (thanks Laura Delano for putting us onto this). There is tons of good stuff here. We too prefer the idea of ‘humans helping humans’ over … Continue reading

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SLS · Colloquia · A Model Consent Form for Psychiatric Drug Treatment: David Cohen & David Jacobs

http://laingsociety.org/colloquia/polofdiagnosis/modelconsent.htm This is a powerful document, first written in 1991 and regularly updated, making its points with facts and a touch of irony. Clients who come to us are often taking or thinking of taking prescription psychiatric drugs. We seldom … Continue reading

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Justina Pelletier is returned home

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/06/30/no-one-should-be-put-through-that-no-one-justina-pelletier-speaks-out-on-her-treatment-while-under-govt-care/ Here is a link to an article about the court ruling returning 16 year old Justina to her family, after a year and a half of forced psychiatric hospitalization and ‘treatment’. In our view, Justina’s experience raises serious issues … Continue reading

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Jon Keyes: Traditional Healing & Psychosis Click on the title to follow the link to Mad in America, and therapist Jon Keyes at Hearthside Healing. We had a look around at Hearthside after yesterday’s post:- https://palacegatecounsellingservice.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/jonathan-keyes-invisible-pain-recovery-from-psychiatric-drugs/ We came up with … Continue reading

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Click on the title for the link to this 2005 article in The Guardian. Clancy Sigal on R.D. Laing Extraordinarily interesting 2005 account from Clancy Sigal of his evolving relationship with R.D. Laing. Might sit uncomfortably with those who prefer … Continue reading

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Justina Pelletier: Update Here’s an update on more recent events, and here is our original post from last year:- https://palacegatecounsellingservice.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/justina-pelletier-case-shows-that-psychiatric-power-is-out-of-control-ted-chabasinski/ The new article includes a moving/relevant last line in her father’s words:- “The system has failed,” Lou said. “I am … Continue reading

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ADHD, Eisenberg, fact and fiction This is an interesting bit of debate, and thanks to Richard Bargdill and Facebook’s Students of Humanistic Psychology for drawing it to our attention. I am most certainly of the view that ADHD is overwhelmingly … Continue reading

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