Is Life and Death Cause and Effect?

Something on my mind (and I’m pretty tired) is a realization I had about 10 years ago. It was that when I would die was not in my control. I realized this in a moment of wondering what would happen if I tried to end my life. I had thought about suicide a lot that […]

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Psych Med Withdrawal 101

Psych med withdrawal 101: (That your doctor probably won’t tell you) -go slowly   -taper one drug at a time. Wait at least 2 weeks between each reduction   -if withdrawal effects are too intense, slow down or go back up   -any extreme symptoms you have from withdrawal are NOT your diagnosis, baseline or […]

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How Do Psych Meds Impact Healing From Trauma?

One problematic thing about psych meds for people with post traumatic stress is that they make it harder to regulate the brain over time. Clearly psychiatric drug withdrawal causes extreme dysregulation for many people and is a trauma in itself, but let’s look at the meds themselves. Any substance that numbs emotions or disconnects us […]

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Getting Guidance From Your Dreams

Recently I desired to work more with my dreams, which I tend to remember in detail most nights and have for a lot of my life. Kim Harrison, a dream coach who I call “The Life Coach For Dreamers” I started working with a few weeks ago. One of the first dreams I shared with […]

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Freedom to Be A Scapegoat

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a fear of being a scapegoat. Perhaps it started in 4th grade when I was cancelled by all of my friends, before cancelling was a term. Or maybe the Holocaust because I get this life or death feeling frequently about being an outcast or turned on […]

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Sharing About Psych Med Withdrawal More Consistently

Realizing I’ve been lacking consistency in sharing what people withdrawing from psych meds are going through. Most of my clients who are in psych med withdrawal (if not all of them) are not on Facebook or social media. Who could blame them? But ever since psych meds nearly killed me 18 years ago, and I […]

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May All Who Wish To Be Free From Psychiatric Meds

Yesterday I shed a few tears, thinking this might be the first time in my life I wouldn’t celebrate Passover. In a clubhouse Shabbat service, I had the opportunity to share my sadness as well as my prayer to be open to having a spontaneous last minute Passover, and having a meaningful celebration in person […]

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A Safety Net For Those In Psychiatric Med Withdrawal

During this lockdown, a lot of us may have had a taste of what it feels like to be forgotten. To feel unseen and like there has not been a safety net to catch us or recognize when we need something. If I’ve needed anything, or any extra support, I’ve had to reach out more […]

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Coming Off Long Term Psych Meds: Success Stories

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 […]

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Ideas For Navigating the Pandemic

If you’re reading this, you probably don’t need to be convinced that psychiatric meds can be dangerous and hard to come off of. Even in normal circumstances, there is not adequate medical care available for people seeking to come off psych meds. Now that most “non-essential” medical care is harder to access, if available at […]

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