Cross Disciplinary Interview Series: Shel Horowitz

I was first introduced to Shel Horowitz’ work over a decade ago when I was living in Western Massachusetts and had recently self published my first book. My friend pointed me to Shel’s book, Guerilla Marketing, which I read numerous times. This was before I had a Facebook account. Thinking back on the advice in […]

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Cross Disciplinary Interview Series

I sent this letter to about a dozen friends and colleagues of mine who do NOT work in mental health fields. These are people I admire who have different focuses in life entirely, but who I think have important things to say in relation to the topic of psychiatry and resisting psychiatry. Stay tuned for […]

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How To Manage Sensitivity In Current Times: 11 Tips

Eleven tips: Spend time alone and in low technology places, doing something focused, away from the screen, such as meditation, walking, writing in a notebook, drawing on paper, playing an unplugged instrument, singing, crafting, cooking, etc.                                       […]

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Covering More Grass: Starting Local Psychiatric Survivor Communities

Those who have been following my stride know that I’ve moved around a few times in the past 6 years. I left my long term nest in Northampton, Massachusetts 6 and a half years ago, moved to San Francisco and have been primarily on the West Coast since then. Northampton was where I was initiated […]

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Where I Sit Between Worlds

I realized this in the shower: I can “be myself”, meaning, I can do what I feel drawn to and skip what doesn’t work for me, and there will be people who need me as me.   I can present myself authentically, with all of my sensitivities, trauma,  in-process things, health concerns, and there will […]

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11 Healing Steps and 3 Helpful Facebook Groups

This below was just posted in the Facebook group Adrenal Fatigue Recovery and everyone agreed and added more info. Not one person gave the usual defenses I see on here for the medical model of “mental illness” and most of them put it in quotes. So, yeah, there are groups of people doing their own […]

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Why I Ate Frozen Pizza Yesterday

My ways with health and eating leans towards “adding things in”, and reducing things, but rarely strictly eliminating anything. There are several reasons for this, some more personal, others more general, which I will explain. People eliminate soy, dairy, meat, fruit, sugar, gluten, eggs, grains, nightshades, nuts, fats, starches, alcohol, chocolate, cooked food, raw food, […]

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Long Term Vision For Hospitals

The following vision came to me while I was in the shower. It coursed through me. For a long time I’ve prayed to be able to do something to help all people who want to withdraw from psychiatric drugs to have the opportunity to do so, safely and effectively, with all the support and resources […]

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How is Social Media Affecting Men’s Awareness of Women?

I wonder what it’s like for men now. …for those who read social media and blogs a lot, but especially social media, to suddenly see what women really think about on a daily basis. …because a lot of women actually write what they think about and go through daily on social media, the way they would […]

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“Healing from Psychiatry: An Artist’s Perspective”

By Alison Page I am currently compiling and designing an art book entitled “Healing from Psychiatry: An Artist’s Perspective”. I have close to 50 contributors from all over the world who have suffered or are suffering as a result of psychiatric treatments and medications (including electroshock therapy, harmful diagnostic labels, inpatient stays, and psychiatric medications).The […]

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