The Green Shadow Cabinet and a Mental Health Declaration of Independence
As the Green Shadow Cabinet's Assistant Secretary of Health for Clinical Mental Health, my first action is to propose a Mental Health Declaration of Independence from Big Pharma. I invite a public reaction to this declaration, which is both abolitionist and restorational:
(1) abolishing the corruption by giant drug companies of mental health institutions, research, and pract
Friday, November 30, 2012(1 comments)
How 7 Historic Figure--Including Lincoln--Overcame Depression without Doctors
While Sylvia Plath and Ernest Hemingway received extensive medical treatment for depression but tragically committed suicide, other famously depressed people have taken different paths. Did those luminaries who took alternative paths and recovered really have the symptoms of major depression, and did their antidotes really work?
How the "Brain Defect" Theory of Depression Stigmatizes Depression Sufferers
Viewing depression as a "brain defect" rather than a "character defect" is supposed to reduce the stigma of depression, according to the American Psychiatric Association, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and the rest of the mental health establishment. But any defect can be stigmatizing. What if depression is the result of neither a brain defect nor a character defect?