Many of you and many of my clients ask for success stories from people who have come off psych meds after being on them for a long time. People ask this because they want some hope that it is possible. It can feel impossible. Here are some links to success stories.
Please comment with additional links and i will add them to the blog. If you have a story to add but haven’t written it yet, please check out my blogger guidelines here and submit your story. It can be anonymous if you desire.
I met the mental health system when I was thirteen, spent fourteen years as its patient, and left it behind in 2010, when I realized that psychiatric diagnoses and drugs were not my answer. Read or listen to some of her story here.
This site documents and shares many natural methods of self-care for finding and sustaining health in body, mind and spirit. This blog also deals with wider issues in the socio/political and spiritual realms as they pertain to mental health and human rights issues surrounding psychiatry. Monica was on psych meds for a long time and got off. Her story is here.
Gordie Bufton was once labeled with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, ADD, and anxiety. During his early adulthood he went in and out of four different psychiatric wards. After his fourth psychiatric hospital stay, he attended the Alternative To Meds Center. It has now been over a decade since Gordie went to ATMC. Today, he is an international speaker and the author of two books. Watch his riveting recovery story here.
Connect with any of these folks on Twitter if their stories interest you.