. . . and it's not their genes either. – Dr. C

Archive for July, 2012

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There I was, minding my own business, when someone sent me a “link.”  People are always sending me links.  Especially when it comes to the abuse of chemicals.

There are a growing number of like-minded professionals who are opposed to the medical model, and that means we’re opposed to all those ridiculous chemicals.  I’m an active member in one organization (ISEPP:here), and I’m on the email list of a few others. I’ve also had a career spanning five decades, and my professional opinion and practice is well known among those who worked with and for me.

So, as often as once or twice a day, I’ll get an email from a friend or colleague or organization that will link me to a “study,” or to an individual, or to an organization that either furthers our cause, or stands in the way of our cause.  I’m used to “links.”

This was different.  It had an impact on me.  So much so that now I’m “linking” you.

In a matter of six minutes Eleanor Longden – there’s a video below – dismantled the medical model and the “medication” that goes with it.  On top of that, she emphatically “cured” schizophrenia – her own – and she turned her “disease” into what it really is –  metaphorical insight.

This is Eleanor Longden, the first and one of the most significant “psychiatric survivors” you will meet.  If you have an extra six minutes, use them here:

(Eleanor is a member of the Hearing Voices Network.  You can learn more about HVN here.)

Eleanor calls herself a “voice-hearer.”

I call her courageous.

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 NOTE:  I have been working on a story that I’ll publish soon about a little girl I counseled a few years ago.  Evie was also hearing a voice – just one.  One can be more than enough for a 14 year old living in a mental health facility.  There was a good ending to her story too.  It’s called “Goth Girl.”    – Dr. C

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Meet . . .

“Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.”    – Thomas Szasz

Dr. Thomas Szasz recently celebrated his 92 birthday.  He hasn’t slowed down a bit.

Born to Jewish parents in Budapest, Hungary, on April 15, 1920, young Thomas moved to the United States when he was 18 years old.  He was awarded his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, and he did his residency at Cincinnati General Hospital.  Since then – except for the 24 months he served on active duty in the United States Navy – Szasz has been an historic – and heroic – figure in the continuing battle to bring common sense back to psychiatry.  He has written dozens of books and papers revealing this false “science.”  You can see more of his lifelong works at his website here.

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Men are afraid to rock the boat in which they hope to drift safely through life’s currents, when, actually, the boat is stuck on a sandbar. They would be better off to rock the boat and try to shake it loose.”    – Thomas Szasz

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Dr. Szasz wrote his first exposé –  The Myth of Mental Illness – in 1960.  He has written dozens of books and papers in the past half century.  Perhaps you’d like to hear from him directly.  Below is a 3-minute video of Dr. Thomas Szasz:

Since 1990 Dr. Szasz has been Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York and the leading critic of “modern” psychiatry.  On behalf of like-minded colleagues and nonprofessionals, Dr. Szasz, we salute you.

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“People often say that this person is or that person has not yet found himself.  But the self is not something that one finds. It is something one creates.”    – Thomas Szasz