https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0mcN6TdUMs Have you been told that your mental illness is a chronic condition? Have you been diagnosed with an ‘incurable’ disease like depression? Were you told that your only hope is to manage your symptoms by taking lifelong medications? What if you could eliminate this diagnosis by simply fixing nutrient deficiencies or correcting physiologic imbalances?
There’s life with the experience of mental illness and then there’s life as a mental patient. I’ve been told that both entail a large serving of unfathomable suffering. Suffering that brings you to the brink of something you can’t imagine tolerating one more second of, and then it asks you how you’d like to stay
I remember once feeling like I was offering my patients a warm, nurturing hug when I would give them a diagnosis, or confirm it, after a consultation. “It’s the nature of Bipolar Disorder,” I would say “…it’s just part of your lineage, a brain chemistry condition, that thankfully, we can manage if you stick with
The following piece was written by Robert Whitaker, author of several books including Mad in America and Anatomy of an Epidemic. The original article can be found here. Earlier this year, Ronald Pies and Allen Frances wrote a series of blogs that collectively might be titled: “Why Robert Whitaker Is Wrong about Antipsychotics.” In regard
The following essay was written by Charles Eisenstein about the release of my new book, A Mind of Your Own, and the bigger issue of questioning the narratives underpinning our present-day belief systems regarding psychiatry and mental health. Enjoy. Over the years, I’ve probably received more mail about Mutiny of the Soul than any other essay I’ve