Mental health program aims to ease recovery – ecopsychology

Info Document Actions Print this This program incorporates farming as an ecopsychology approach for mental health recovery. Mental health program aims to ease recovery – ecopsychology Date Published: Dec 02, 2006 03:00 AM Author: Linda Stout Source: The Ithaca Journal, New York, USA http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061202/NEWS01/ 612020304/1002&template=printart ULYSSES, NY, USA — Carole Stone longed for a quiet…

ecopsychology

Info ecopsychology Alternatives to the traditional mental health system that involve nature and the environment. Mental health program aims to ease recovery – ecopsychology This program incorporates farming as an ecopsychology approach for mental health recovery. Getting Lost in the Great Indoors This Washington Post article explores the enormous shift in children’s time from outdoors…

Court ruling on Illinois warehoused psychiatric inmates

Info Federal Court Advances Challenge to Illinois Policy Warehousing Residents Labeled with Mental Illnesses from Bazleon Center, a sponsor group of MFI Press Release: November 20, 2006 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thousands of people with mental illnesses who are “needlessly segregated and inappropriately warehoused” in large nursing homes in Illinois now have an opportunity to challenge…

“Alphabet,” world social forum, psychiatry

Info A creative individual submitted an ‘alphabet’ about the mental health system to MindFreedom, that is intended to educate the World Social Forum. [Background: The “World Social Forum” is an enormous event gathering together many different people from multiple issues about social justice, etc. Below is a forwarded creative piece from psychiatric survivors who intend…

Personal accounts of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors

Info Personal accounts of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors These are first person descriptions by MindFreedom members of human rights violations in the psychiatric system. Tapley-Milton and “Mind Full of Scorpions” MindFreedom member Katherine Tapley-Milton of New Brunswick, Canada has a personal web site with information about her book about surviving psychiatric abuse called…

The NY Times exposes multiple psychiatric drugging of kids.

Info On 23 November 2006 The New York Times ran a major article questioning the way young people in the USA are frequently prescribed a “chemical cocktail” of prescribed psychiatric drugs. MFI NEWS ANALYSIS 23 November 2006 – MindFreedom International The NY Times has published a significant investigation of the use of “polypharmacy” on children…

Proof is Scant on Psychiatric Drug Mix for Young

Info Document Actions Print this The New York Times reveals the frequent and controversial practice of prescribing multiple psychiatric drugs for young people in the USA, a practice sometimes known as “chemical cocktails” or “polypharmacy.” Proof is Scant on Psychiatric Drug Mix for Young Date Published: Nov 23, 2006 03:00 AM Author: Gardiner Harris Source:…

Psychiatric Institutionalization

Info Psychiatric Institutionalization Stories and information challenging the use of coerced lock-ups in psychiatric institutions. Psychiatric Abuse of Walter Vetsch MindFreedom member Walter Vetsch has chronicled his ordeals as a college student in the 1960’s who was tortured by psychiatrists for seven years after the university psychiatrist said he was “schizophrenic” and ordered his commitment.…