Category Archives: Community General Hospital

Beyond Recovery: Stage Five


Hello, My name is Dustin and I live in Michigan. When I was seventeen years old my mother put me in a psychiatric hospital called Forest View. The abuse I felt violated me to the core! I felt like I … Continue reading

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Moving On


The damage done by psychiatric medications has now taken such a toll that I no longer am able to maintain two blogs.  Henceforth, all my posts will be to my other blog, “Notes in Passing,” at http://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com .  Please follow … Continue reading

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SURVIVING PSYCHIATRY: A User’s Manual


SURVIVING PSYCHIATRY:  A User’s Manual by Anne C Woodlen This 60-page collection of 23 essays recently sold out at Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference and now is available for sale to you. “The great jazz bassist Ron Carter once … Continue reading

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Surviving Psychiatry: About the Author


About the Author, Anne C Woodlen I am a tenth generation American, descended from a family that has been working a farm that was deeded to us by William Penn. The country has changed around us but we have held true. … Continue reading

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Surviving Psychiatry: A User’s Manual


Surviving Psychiatry   A User’s Manual Anne C. Woodlen The great jazz bassist Ron Carter once described good jazz as a delicate balance of the predictable and the unpredictable.  Too predictable and it bores the listener, too unpredictable and it … Continue reading

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Soul Murder


This is the hospitalized care of people who are emotionally distressed. People who are most troubled and most in need of compassionate, respectful therapy are being turned into lobotomized, electrocuted, drugged bodies without souls. I just woke up in a … Continue reading

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How to Complain: The Empathic Therapy Conference


Of her bout with CPEP, Ms R says, “This ordeal not only left my child traumatized, but me as well that I am now seeking a psychologist for her and myself.” When seeking a therapist after you have suffered psychiatric … Continue reading

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How to Complain: Writing the Complaint


For starters, Ms R, your written message to me was just fine.  You don’t have to be “a very good writer” to file a written complaint.  You are not in high school and the English teacher is not going to … Continue reading

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How to Complain: About CPEP


Today’s mail brought this message from Ms R:  “I would like to learn how to complain. My child and I had a three-day ordeal with Stonybrook CPEP, Long Island, NY, in which I am trying to draft a letter to send … Continue reading

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“Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill”


A brief interruption from my “How to Complain” series in order to bring you one of the most awesome essays I’ve every read. Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill Posted on February 26, 2012 by Bruce Levine, Ph.D. In … Continue reading

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