Editor’s note This blog ,by Diane Engster, was first posted August 18, 2012, without documentation. As editor, I take full responsibility for the oversight, which several readers called to our attention. We are updating the blog now, with documentation.
Whenever possible, WellnessWordworks.com embeds our documentation as links in the in the text, not a list of references at the end. This enables the reader to click on the link, and look at the reference, without leaving the original page of the blog entry. In this video, Wellness Wordworks founder and creative director Corinna West discusses the importance of documenting all claims
Continue reading UPDATE: Why So Many People Are Ignorant About Psych Meds They Take
Questioning psych meds
If you believe the public education campaigns, the only problem facing people with “mental illness” is the “stigma” which stops them from seeking help.
The answer, apparently, is to get as many people as possible to believe the brain disease theory. Treatment “works”, we are told.
People Believe in Their Psych Meds
The people that are held up as examples, a shining light for everyone labeled with “mental illness,” all support this model. They proclaim that they “got sick,” found the right medications and psychotherapy, and are now in “recovery.” And the system – the
Continue reading Where is the Frank Discussion of the Effects of Psych Meds?
I suggest stop wasting valuable time and energy talking about meds. We’ve known since the meds came out that they had problems. The side effects are listed, although maybe not shared complete honestly. The lower efficacy was well known from the release of each medication, although maybe not shared completely honestly. Rather positive energy can be used to create, and/or promote mental health solutions. We need programs and treatments that consumers can choose to utilize. With no choices there is nothing to choose!
Look at Mary Ellen Copeland, she created a program, packaged it for sustained growth and in due
Continue reading Paul Cumming – Building mental health solutions is our best approach