3 Reasons to Take and Stay On Psychiatric Drugs

November 5, 2013

Psychiatric medications affect the most intimate aspects of mind and consciousness. We have a right to self determination: to define our experiences as we want, seek out practitioners we trust, and discontinue treatments that aren’t working for us. We don’t judge others for taking or not taking psychiatric drugs: we respect individual autonomy. ~ Harm […]

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Antidepressant Withdrawal

October 3, 2013

Antidepressant withdrawal also known as antidepressant(SSRI) discontinuation syndrome occurs when a person significantly reduces or completely stops the use of antidepressants. When people first start taking antidepressants they’re warned about “abruptly” stopping use. However, not a whole lot of discussion goes into why that is not such a good idea. Certainly antidepressant withdrawal is not […]

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How to Overcome Negativity

August 29, 2013

Negativity is an addiction to the bleak shadow that lingers around every human form … you can transfigure negativity by turning it toward the light of your soul. JOHN O’DONOHUE, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom We’re all afflicted with the negativity bug to one degree or another. Yet we all have the option […]

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Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs: A Harm Reduction Approach (Will Hall)

August 16, 2013

Will Hall is the author of  The Harm Reduction Guide To Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs . A survivor of a schizophrenia diagnosis who works as a therapist and teaches internationally on mental diversity, including psychiatric medication. This video provides basic guidance for anyone considering reducing or coming off psychiatric medications. Will goes in to greater […]

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How to Get Yourself “Unstuck” and Take Charge of Your Mental Health

July 12, 2013

Do you feel like you’re in a “rut”? Do you feel “stuck”? When I first meet most of my clients they described feeling like they’ve hit a brick wall. They say they feel like they’re in a hole they can’t dig themselves out of. They describe feeling  “lost”, “confused”, “depressed“, and “don’t know what to […]

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Warning: Are You the Victim of “Victim Blaming”?

June 15, 2013

It is unfortunate enough to be a victim of abuse, domestic violence, or a senseless crime but to be blamed for it is incredibly devastating. Many victim’s experiences are often minimized and invalidated by their family members, legal and medical profession, and society at large. The subtle message of victim blaming is “You are responsible […]

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The Journey to Knowing Who You Are

June 7, 2013

Nothing in excess was the second phrase written over the gateway to the temple at Delphi. The first counsel was Know thyself. ~ Ralph H. Blum from The Book of Runes ~ “Who am I?” is a question most of us asks ourselves at one point or another. For many people the answer maybe a […]

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10 Warning Signs That You Could Be Suffering From The Effects of Unresolved Trauma

May 31, 2013

The effects of unresolved trauma can be devastating. It can affect our habits and outlook on life, leading to addictions and poor decision-making. It can take a toll on our family life and interpersonal relationships. It can trigger real physical pain, symptoms, and disease. And it can lead to a range of self destructive behaviors. […]

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