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How Anti-Authoritarianism is Deemed a Mental Health Problem

Would We Have Drugged Up Einstein? How Anti-Authoritarianism Is Deemed a Mental Health Problem We are increasingly marketing drugs that essentially “cure” anti-authoritarians. February 20, 2012  | In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder and … Continue reading

New book added to our lending library – Anatomy of an Epidemic

A new book has been added to our lending library! Feel free to check out the book during peer support today, 5-7:30pm. Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical … Continue reading

Creating Places of Sanctuary for Those in Extreme Distress

Taken from the point of view of a mental health professional, Dan Edmunds speaks directly and frankly on “madness” and how those in extreme distress may just need sanctuary from their current environments, rather than being incarcerated or hospitalized. Creating Places of Sanctuary for Those in Extreme Distress Published on Feb. 7, 2012 in Psychology Today … Continue reading

What is “radical” mental health?

Taking care of each other is a radical act. In the mental health profession, the help is one-sided and the main reward for the helper is monetary. For us to help one another is so completely devoid of monetary value, but so very full of personal and spiritual growth and worth. Nothing can take away … Continue reading

“Mindful Occupation: Rising Up Without Burning Out” now has a Kickstarter!

“Mindful Occupation: Rising Up Without Burning Out” Kickstarter now LIVE A booklet on mental health and direct action within the Occupy Movement We need your help with printing costs! Your donation of $5 – $100 can greatly effect our ability to directly impact the lives of people at Occupy locations across the country. Visit our … Continue reading

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