Tag Archives: National Institute of Mental Health

“Full Recovery from Schizophrenia?”


By Paris Williams, PhD   This is the first of a series of blog postings related to my own series of research studies (my doctoral research at Saybrook University) of people who have made full and lasting medication-free recoveries after being … Continue reading

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“The Most Important Factor in Recovery”


from the Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web Recovery-Based Engagement/Drop-in Center Mission The Consumer Web provides peer support, resource development and consumer directed programs that help people improve their lives. http://akmhcweb.org/recovery/Fischer.htm  A Look At . . . Coping With Mental Illness … Continue reading

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Throw Open the Doors


Let’s throw open the locked doors of inpatient psychiatry and show the general public how we’re being treated.  If they knew what was going on, do you think they’d tolerate it? Yesterday I had the splendid opportunity to tape a … Continue reading

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You Come First–Really (Part II)


What the hell does the Brownell Center for Behavioral Health think you want psychotherapy for?  For all this stuff—the yelling and hitting and fucking and drunkenness and drugging!  That’s what’s hurting you!  And they are ripping through the most painful, God-awful … Continue reading

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Ruth Hope Woodlen


People are searching my blog for Ruth Woodlen, so it is necessary that I make clear the relationship between Ruth and me.  She is my youngest sister, and the executive director of the Mental Health Association of the Capital Region … Continue reading

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Painful Memories, Hospitalization, Healing: Answers to Questions


Psychiatric medication to erase painful memories Don’t you dare take drugs to deal with your past!  If you want to take drugs then at least be honest and go get some crack.  Psych meds are just as dangerous and just as … Continue reading

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Benjamin Rush Center: The Kinder, Gentler “Hospital”


In 1966 my father came to Syracuse for several months to work on a proposal for a major federal educational grant.  He stayed at the Mayfair Motel on the edge of downtown Syracuse.  There was, elsewhere in the city, Twin … Continue reading

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