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Pat Risser on Gender Differences in Experiencing Trauma

Pat Risser talks about how trauma is experienced differently for men and women. Men often have had longer lasting experiences rather than single impact traumas. . . . → Read More: Pat Risser on Gender Differences in Experiencing Trauma

Recovery promotion guidelines from people who are recovered

National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery

1101 15th Street, NW #1212 Washington, DC 20005

Phone: 877-246-9058 (Toll Free) Email: info@ncmhr.org Web: www.ncmhr.org

Press Release For Immediate Release National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery Releases Guidelines for Promoting Recovery Through Choice and Alternatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. (4-28-11) – The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery . . . → Read More: Recovery promotion guidelines from people who are recovered

Delores Jankovich on Awakening as our human purpose

This is a Prose Poem in 5 stanzas that Delores Jankovich emailed me.

1. I must start facing my fear when I say or do controversial things. It is high time this elder started saying and living her truth more often.

2. Know what whatever I say is from a core of love . . . → Read More: Delores Jankovich on Awakening as our human purpose

Ken Braiterman on medication critics

Ken originally published this blog as “Criticizing Critics I Agree With”

Psychiatrists are all about medication, and when the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

More and more people criticize the way the mental health profession presents and administers psychiatric medicines. Their reasons are good, and they often . . . → Read More: Ken Braiterman on medication critics

Medication Optimization, Choice, and Alternatives

This is from Portland’s Hearing Voices Community.

Medication Optimization, Choice, and Alternatives: A Statement

01-24-2011

We are people with lived experience of mental health hospitalization, including diagnosis and labeling, voluntary and forced treatment, as well as traumatization, poverty, and homelessness. We are concerned that the present standards of care in mental health treatment be enhanced . . . → Read More: Medication Optimization, Choice, and Alternatives

“Now We Above” at the Kansas CAC meeting

I was driving back to the hotel from the Kansas Consumer Advisory Council meeting. This is Kansas’s statewide mental health consumer network. We work on reforming the mental health system so that people get better from their emotional difficulties instead of being labeled for the rest of their lives. One of our primary approaches is . . . → Read More: “Now We Above” at the Kansas CAC meeting

David Oaks: Let’s Stop Saying “Mental Illness”

Let’s Stop Saying “Mental Illness”!

It is helpful to use other phrases for people who have in the past been described as “mentally ill.” This is a living essay, and the author updates it periodically. If you have any feedback or suggestions let the author know c/o the MindFreedom office. [Last modified 12 Decembrer . . . → Read More: David Oaks: Let’s Stop Saying “Mental Illness”

Ken Braiterman on mental health funding

This op-ed first published in New Hampshire’s Concord Monitor by my friend Ken Braiterman. He also has a blog on the Concord Monitor’s website.

Louis Josephson, CEO of the Riverbend Community Mental Health Center (CMHC), asked us to “make mental health care and election issue.” (Column, Sept 27.) Here’s why his heartfelt appeal, which is . . . → Read More: Ken Braiterman on mental health funding