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Because we fear we don’t listen…


“Because we fear them we don’t listen, and because we don’t listen we tend to hurt them. What we’re treating is our own desire to feel safe.”
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The remarkable rise of mental illness in Britain


Personal opinion Piece in [UK] Telegraph by Neil O’Brien whose day job is as  Director of Policy Exchange [an independent think tank working for better public services, a stronger society and a more dynamic economy.] He sketches out how the epidemic of … Continue reading

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The Medicated Child


If you found yesterdays’ post difficult to watch then gird yourself for this one. From 2008, PBS Frontline documentary The Medicated Child.

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Anatomy of an Epidemic


Robert Whitaker asks some telling questions like: Q. if psychiatric medications work so well then why is it that after decades of using them we have 1) so many more (not less) people with mental diagnoses, and 2) rapidly growing numbers of … Continue reading

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