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Your/My Homeopathic Remedy


“Anne, you mentioned that you did work with a naturopath and were using magnesium to ameliorate your binge eating.  Can you tell me more about that?” Reader, I am working with a homeopath, not a naturopath—big difference.  I am taking … Continue reading

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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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60% “Fully Recovered” !!!


  http://www.madinamerica.com/2012/12/messages-of-hopelessness/ Where Do Messages of Hopelessness in Mental Health  Care Come From? MindFreedom December 28,  2012 By Sophie Faught MindFreedom International Communications  Coordinator As part of its I  GOT BETTER campaign to challenge hopelessness in mental  health care, MindFreedom … 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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In the World of Peas and Corn


Ode magazine is changing its name to The Optimist.  The magazine was conceived in France, born in the Netherlands and grew up in America.  It says it is for “pioneers of the possible” and I like that phrase. What if … Continue reading

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Post-Recovery


Good morning, peeps—how are you all doing today?  With your depression, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar—how are you all doing?  I’m doing fine, thank you, after having recovered from all those wrong-headed labels they stuck on me. It’s a gray, … Continue reading

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On Monday!


Anne C Woodlen does a guest spot on Dr. Peter Breggin’s radio show.   Listen to them discuss power, humiliation and recovery:  psychiatric hospitalization, depression, drugs, and relationships.  The show will be aired Monday, January 23, at 5:00 p.m. on http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/the-dr-peter-breggin-hour/  Thereafter it … Continue reading

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From Compliant to Complaint: Moving the I


An activist is someone who takes action to fix a problem while everybody else walks around it and complains. My friend Arleen and I—and thousands of other people—went to the Fourth of July concert at the NYS Fair grounds.  Arleen went to use … Continue reading

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Carol Hayes Collier, Truth and Sex: Answers to Questions


What to do if you catch patients having sex on a psych unit If it appears consensual, then honor the celebration of life, walk away and keep your mouth shut.  If it appears nonconsensual, scream bloody murder to get staff members to come break … Continue reading

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An Improbable Recovery


by Anonymous I began to face life with the ominous diagnosis of Schizophrenia in February 2004.  I was living and working in Silicon Valley and had begun hearing voices five months prior to my second and final voluntary hospitalization at Good … Continue reading

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