Maybe I never needed a psychiatric label at all

The short version of this story is that I gave up on my dreams. That’s why my first recovery story was called, “Taking Back the Dreams.” I also had a spiritual crises around that time in my life, was using pot, and didn’t have a lot of friends and meaningful connections. What if someone had simply addressed those four issues? Maybe I would never have been sucked into the disability industrial complex.

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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 (NCMHR), a national coalition of statewide consumer/survivor organizations…

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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…

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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 2010.] short link to this article: http://3.ly/NotMentallyIll…

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Wellness Wordworks Launch Party Press Release

Kansas City Based Business Uses Arts and Advocacy to Address Massive Mental Health Budget Cuts in Missouri and Kansas U.S. Olympic Team Member Corinna West is founding an advocacy business to tackle the rapidly diminishing funding in the mental health system. Wellness Wordworks offers motivational speaking, spoken word poetry, and innovative programs that enable people to…

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