Here are some resources that may help. Reach out for help. You can get to a better place, and there are good resources to help you get there. There are resources beyond meds.
Mad In America
The site is designed to serve as a resource and a community for those interested in rethinking psychiatric care in the United States and abroad. We want to provide readers with news, personal stories, access to source documents, and the informed writings of bloggers that will further this enterprise.
The bloggers on this site include people with lived experience, peer specialists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, program managers, social activists, attorneys, and journalists. While their opinions naturally vary, they share a belief that our current system of psychiatric care needs to be vastly improved, and, many would argue, transformed. Click here to go to Mad In America.
Read, on Mad In America, why Laura Delano decided to protest at the American Psychiatric Association meeting in New York City.
A great resource for info on medication withdrawal symptoms , harm reduction, and safe tapering. Includes resources and practitioners. Click here for more.
Finding an integrative medical practitioner for mental health
Integrative medicine for mental health is a whole body approach utilizing multiple fields of medicine and nutritional sciences. The goal is to help patients regain mental wellness through the use of individualized metabolic testing, nutritional therapies, dietary interventions, along with traditional medical treatments, including medications and psychotherapy.
If you are looking for a clinician, check out the Clinician Registry of the Integrative Medicine for Mental Health (IMMH).
Beyond Meds — Alternatives to Psychiatry
This blog documents and shares many natural methods of self-care for finding and sustaining health in body, mind and spirit. The author’s experience as both (now – ex) patient and a mental health professional allows for interesting and sometimes uncomfortable insights into the mental health system in the United States. Click here to go to Beyond Meds.
Integrative Mental Health for You (IMHU.org)
IMHU provides information on various options so consumers can make well-informed choices to optimize mental health and decrease negative side-effects of conventional treatments. Click here to read more about IMHU.
Effective Alternatives to ADHD Meds
Would you like to help kids learn to focus and channel their energies towards health and success without the risk of toxic drugs? Integrative Mental Healthcare for You offers an online course that will help you learn effective, non-toxic treatments for symptoms of ADHD. The course provides biological, psychological, social, and spiritual methods to help kids learn to focus, and put their tremendous energy and creativity into building a life that is personally meaningful and independent. These are ‘feel good’ remedies! Click here for more information.
Sequoia Psychotherapy Center (SPC)
Sequoia Psychotherapy Center is a psychological treatment facility that helps find the source of healing must be sought in the very things that make us human, including literature, art, music, laughter, play, community, and basic human compassion.
SPC is dedicated to and specializes in drug free treatment. Therapists at SPC are committed to respecting the dignity and autonomy of the person above all other concerns. Click here to read more about the Sequoia Psychotherapy Center.
MindFreedom International is a nonprofit organization that unites 100 sponsor and affiliate grassroots groups with thousands of individual members to win human rights and alternatives for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities. Click here to read more about MindFreedom International.
The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis
From the ISPS-US mission statement:
- Promote the appropriate use of psychotherapy and psychological treatments for those suffering from psychotic disorders. Integrate these approaches into treatment plans in all phases of the disorder.
- Promote research into individual, family, group psychological therapies, preventive measures and other psychosocial programs for those with psychotic disorders.
- Support treatments that include individual, family, group and network approaches and treatment methods that are derived from psychoanalysis, cognitive-behavioral, systemic psycho-educational and related approaches.
- Advance education, training and knowledge of mental health professionals in the psychological therapies and psychosocial interventions in the treatment and prevention of psychotic mental disorders for the public benefit regardless of race, religion, gender or socio-economic status.
Integrative Mental Health for You (IMHU)
Integrative mental health takes a very cautious approach to the use of any psychiatric drugs, and turns to diagnostics and treatment based on approaches such as psychological and social support, adequate nutrition and life style choices. Spiritual practices such as meditation, prayer, yoga, as well as finding meaning and purpose in life are considered vital to optimal wellness. Click here to read more about Emma Bragdon and IMHU.
Find out about more about how 9 Psychiatrists are transforming psychiatry. Click here to read When Meds Are No Longer #1.
Cybele taught magic, ritual & meditation with the Reclaiming Collective, including its founding member, Starhawk, from 1984-1997 in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Her Contemplative Arts workshops include 7 Gates: A Chakra & Gemstone Journey, Dreaming Stones and Angels of the Tarot.
Cybele (AKA Suzette Rochat) is a Lomi Bodyworker ,a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner. and an intuitive Stone Healer. She works with trauma and held or blocked emotions through the body, dreams and the imagination. She sees clients in Santa Rosa & San Francisco. Cybele has been a hands-on healer for more than 30 years, including two years of Hospice work and two years of Gestalt Therapy training.. She created the Breath & Body group for Women Survivors of Incest and Abuse in 1988, which she continues to facilitate in the Bay Area. For the past 15 years she has been studying and teaching Stone Medicine, often pairing it with dream incubation and projective dream work. Learn more at Cybele’s well site. Reserve your space at the next series. Email Cybele now: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Wellness Today Blog
Magpie Media Inc. is dedicated to providing inspiration, information, and hope for those affected by mental illness. Magpie provides a wide variety of products and services for consumers, caregivers, medical professionals, pharmaceutical companies, and associations throughout North America. Click here to read the Mental Wellness Today Blog.
SoulCollage® is a creative and satisfying collage process. You make your own deck of cards – each collage card representing one aspect of your personality or Soul. Click here to read more.
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