Archive for August 2016

Joanna Moncrieff MD is a stellar British psychiatrist, a combination of scientist, clinician and caring human being too rarely seen in our profession.  All of her books are worth reading.   She talks to us about progress in the treatment of people labelled “schizophrenic” and how the British psychiatric establishment is responding to new information about drug-induced brain damage.  You will get in on the ground floor of the study she is leading in Great Britain to try carefully withdrawing so-called schizophrenic patients from their antipsychotic drugs, which is an important event in our field.  Join us!

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Fast-moving, informative, insightful interview with John Read, PhD, psychologist, professor in England, and a cutting-edge thinker and researcher.  I learned stuff. We give and take about “What is psychosis?”, “What are hallucinations?” and “What helps very distressed people?” as well as “What’s the matter with psychiatry, Where is it going, Who nowadays joins the profession, and finally Can it be salvaged?”  Surprising and thoughtful conversation!   

 
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Gina Nikkel PhD is President and CEO of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care.  It funds a broad array of very positive mental health approaches such as Open Dialogue, the Hearing Voices movement, Continuing Education that actually educates, and even nutritional approaches.  If you have a good idea of your own, you might even be able to get help or direction through the Fund and if you have money, there are wonderful projects that need your donations. Support the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care—it’s our future!

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Katinka Blackford-Newman , a British filmmaker and author of "The Pill that Steals Lives," endured a year in psychiatric hell from which she escaped to tell the tale with remarkable grace, skill and clarity.  Her story demonstrates the horrors created by psychiatric drugs as well as the good fortune of some who fully recover.   Her voice is strong, uncorrupted by victimization, and determined to help sound the alarm.  It is an honor to present her to you.  Be inspired to speak out!

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