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Friday, 29, September, 2023


False narrative about psychiatry serves no one

When the media tell of a serious harm of a psychiatric drug, they follow a standard script, which involves that they must also praise the drug. There are at least five main reasons why psychiatric...

Sinéad spoke out about the impact of diagnosis, stigma, and psychiatry on her life

There is one thing about having been a “delinquent” teen, or a “freak” as we called ourselves, in the chaos of the early 90s that really makes it seem like we were part of...


Trauma-Informed Care and PTMF reduce self-harm, seclusion, and restraint in acute inpatient psychiatric setting

A recent study published in Frontiers in Psychology suggests that adopting a Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) approach in...

Self-labelling with psychiatric terminology may be harmful for youth

Despite the biomedical model’s claim that self-labeling is critical to the mental health treatment process,...

Stories of hope and recovery

Grow Mental Health has launched its most recent collection of recovery stories, a book entitled...

Compelling evidence for abolishing unwanted psychiatric interventions presented

The International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP) has published an in-depth “white paper”...

‘Substance use and mental health issues do not develop in a vacuum’

This is part 2 of a series in relation to dual diagnosis, an issue that...

Growing Pains

In Trying Times



Led by researchers in Trinity College Dublin, the PROTECT Study, seeks to identify priorities for future research on reducing and stopping psychiatric medications. Interested parties take a survey on questions that users would like to see addressed. Take the survey here.