Author Archive for Adrian Hoppel – Page 2

Mood Disorder Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuit

03/12/2014     by Chaya GrossbergI was at a meditation gathering of a specific Indian tradition last night where I happened to be the only female present. Disclaimer: the purpose of this is not to “genderalize” or specifically focus on gender differences, but rather to use socialization differences (which are not solid or permanent) as an example. I […]

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How To Be Paid Well For Following Your Bliss

02/26/2014 by Chaya GrossbergIf you are starting your own business, or have one, don’t demand the Universe pay you in money. The Universe WILL pay you when you follow your life mission, no question, but that payment can look like a wide variety of things: free stuff, free housing, luxurious travel gifted to you, money […]

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Bubbling up with the Essential

by Chaya Grossberg It may be due to my introversion and need for lots of quiet alone time to write. It may be that my childhood traumas messed me up. It could have something to do with how the psychiatric system robbed me of ages 20-22, ripping me out of college for awhile and isolating […]

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Do you think I should go on anti-depressants?

02/21/2014 by Chaya Grossberg This is a question I get a lot, so I thought I’d share my most recent response.  There are many other answers and I invite you to share your in the comments below. Q: Do you think I should go on anti-depressants?  I’m going through a really hard time. My Answer: […]

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Rock and Redeemer

02/17/2014 by Chaya GrossbergPeople have recently asked me if they could share my blogs on their social media pages. These are blogs I have on my website with social media sharing buttons underneath them and that I post on facebook, twitter, google plus and others on the public setting and post publicly in facebook groups […]

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14 Must Join Facebook Groups For Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs

02/10/2014 by Chaya Grossberg There are an abundance of Facebook groups that speak to those who are coming off psychiatric drugs or already have and are supporting each other.  These groups are also for those who never took psychiatric drugs in the first place and need support and allies for that.  They are places for […]

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11 Blogging Tips for Psychiatric Survivors

If you’re on psychiatric drugs or you’re a psychiatric survivor, chances are others told your story for you in their words.  Like it or not (I hope you like it), you’re going to have to retell your story in your own words, in your own way. If you choose to do this through blogging, social […]

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Will Revealing and Accepting Replace Psychiatric Drugging?

02/06/2014 by Chaya Grossberg Some people associate wanting to be famous with their ego, but for me hiding is the preference of my ego. Being seen and exposed and vulnerable to the masses are purifying and healthy for me. And coincidentally they are my highest form of service to others. Being known. Because everyone who […]

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Coming Off Psych Drugs Support Groups

Jennifer Bryant Roeder recently started a support group in Colorado for people coming off psychiatric drugs.  Here is their preamble, which she offered to anyone to use if you’d like to start a group: Welcome to ‘Freedom From Psych Drugs’ support group!  We are a fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength […]

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Better Than Psychiatrists

In Spring of 2000, thirteen years ago, I learned notebooks are better than psychiatrists— and I never forgot. Notebooks are better than psychiatrists because our world isn’t always a safe place to reach out for comfort. I remember reaching out for comfort at Hampshire College Health Services, from the counselor, and she responded with fear, […]

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