Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Psychiatric Drugging of Children & Elderly


Jim Gottstein, campaigning lawyer talking about the alarming increasing use of psychiatric drugs in those who are least able to say no – … often used to control behaviour that carers find difficult. ….and for which there is no real scientific evidence … Continue reading

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Dr Joanna Moncreiff, Dr David Healy


Video of a end-of-conference panel conversation  in London 2008. includes Dr David Healy, chaired by Dr Joanna Moncreiff Dr Moncreiff was in Toronto in Nov, Dr David Healey will be here soon… 38mins 011 Andrew Herxheimer Talk & Panel Discussion with … Continue reading

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John Forbes Nash – A Brilliant Madness


Image via Wikipedia You may be more familiar with the hollywood movie “A Beautiful Mind” which inevitably romantices some parts of John Nashs story – notably the usefulness of antipsycotics in his recovery. This documentary for  PBS includes Nash’s own words. It tells … Continue reading

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Skillin’ an Stylin’


We’ve featured my friend and toronto based  mentalskillness.com before. Now mentalskillness has stylin’ buttons to share so  that you can show off your own willin’ to be skillin’ -ness… all you need do is go to mentalskillness.com to get one before they … Continue reading

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100 ways to support recovery


This is the 100th posting on recoverynetwork:toronto. so it seems an appropriate time to share this…. one hundred ways to support recovery … find link to pdf at bottom of this post rethink.org is the biggest membership-based mental health charity in … Continue reading

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Brain Lock – Jeffrey M. Schwartz


Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive behavior If you are one of the millions who live with obsessive-compulsive behaviours, are labelled with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and find it a pain in the ass? feel compelled to obsess about something or to repeat a similar task … Continue reading

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Dr Gabor Mate- the Hidden Costs of Stress on Health


Interview on TVO – Alan Gregg talks with Dr Gabor Maté talking about his book… When the Body Says No – the cost of hidden stress He talks about about the stress-emotion connection and the stress- immune connection – how our immune system … Continue reading

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Psychiatry not the only answer to mental health issues


Here in north america mental health services are dominated by biomedical psychiatry which seems more interested in creating new markets for drugs than helping people heal. This is simply the latest sorry chapter in the history of sorry chapters that make up  the … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices – Religion or Madness?


Nice scene from BBC comedy Jam and Jerusalem with Dawn French. Rosie likes to sit in the church because her voices are quieter there. Meanwhile the vicar comes to implore God to give him some kind of answer. “You having … Continue reading

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The Life Scientific: Robin Murray


Psychiatrist Robin Murray tells why he has changed his mind about the cause of schizophrenia. The Life Scientific is a 1/2 hour show on BBC Radio four that aims at getting inside the minds of scientists. This episode seeks to get inside … Continue reading

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