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The Manifesto of a Noncompliant Mental Patient
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The Manifesto of a Noncompliant Mental Patient

Aubrey Ellen Shlomo recounts her long, difficult history with anti-psychotic medication. She got off and stayed off the second time she tried. Along the way, she suffered the same insults, “gaslighting,” and abuse from her “health care providers” that so many people in the system do.

Talk Doesn’t Pay, So Psychiatry Turns to Drug Therapy
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Talk Doesn’t Pay, So Psychiatry Turns to Drug Therapy

by Gardner Harris, NY Times, Jan, 6, 2011 DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — Alone with his psychiatrist, the patient confided that his …Read the Rest

Mental Health Stigma in Katmandu
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Mental Health Stigma in Katmandu

A journalist from Nepal describes his experience with discrimination and prejudice in the mental health system in the Himalayas.

Rod McBride’s Light Account of His First Heavy Bike Ride
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Rod McBride’s Light Account of His First Heavy Bike Ride

Rod McBride always wanted to try bike touring, riding for several days between cities. Love conquered his reluctance when the fell he met a woman who tours on her bike all the time.

The Moment I Stopped Feeling Sorry for Myself
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The Moment I Stopped Feeling Sorry for Myself

I keep learning that the one thing that makes mental health problems worse is being scared that you might be really sick. This is one reason why I work so strongly against the medicalization of normal emotional problems.

How to Contribute to this Wesbsite
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How to Contribute to this Wesbsite

You are invited to post guest blogs you write, or by someone else, on any subject this website covers.  Send …Read the Rest

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