Personal Empowerment

The Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Medications.



Neither

pro- nor anti- medication, the guide provides valuable information for making wiser decisions, and supports people coming off as well as staying on meds. It was developed with the editorial involvement of 14 health care professionals, including psychiatrists, registered nurses, and acupuncturists, and published by The Icarus Project and Freedom Center. You can find out more about the Guide by clicking on the link in the Title. PLease make sure you scroll down far enough.

Read about the making of the Guide.

 



What the Dalai Lama has to say
 for 2010




Gianna's Corner



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The Beyond Meds Archives

 By Gianna Kali,

Social worker/
Psychiatric Survivour
 

Gianna is going to take some well earned personal time to live a life.

She goes off line from her very personal, open and shared journey and withdrawal from psych meds. (drugs) After several years of the daily sharing of that struggle and all the genuine emotions expressed that have gone with it, she has now reclaimed her own power.  

Anyone who is still struggling with such issues should drop by and perhaps travel along the road to hope and recovery. It is a well travelled road with plenty of signs along the way to help you know that you are not lost and alone. Hopefully, you too will find the information and supportive voices you need to make it easier. 

Now it is time for a personal and private time. I wish her all the best and a great soul restoring and indefinite vacation from 'recovery.'

 

Anxiety Symptoms

Are you experiencing anxiety? Find out about common symptoms of anxiety and how to manage anxiety with relaxation techniques.

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Four Ways to Get Over Trauma
Video by Psychotherapist Bill O'Hanlon

 



More on Personal Boundaries
Connects to Religion


Adult Bullying:

Is it Happening To You
?
 
 

How You Can

 Fight back

 

Taking Personal Control: Mind, Body, and Soul


Creating Connections Through Dialogue

For a free Podcast of Rufus May on Voice Hearing go to the Free Downloads page

Hearing the Worldwide Voices

Notice from National Empowerment Center USAThe Hearing Voices Network USA Launches Website!

We are pleased to announce that in honor of World Hearing Voices Day the Hearing Voices Network USA has chosen today, Wednesday, September 14th 2011 to officially launch our website at:

www.hearingvoicesusa.org

We are joining countries across the world - including Australia, Greece, England, Wales, Denmark, the Netherlands and more in finding a way to recognize this important date and celebrating the diversity of our human experiences.

While we'll be working hard to continue to grow the website, there's already a wealth of information about Hearing Voices USA, resources and links to other websites to explore, so be sure to check it out and help us spread the word!

What is World Hearing Voices Day?

From the Intervoice Website (www.intervoiceonline.org): World Hearing Voices Day celebrates hearing voices as part of the diversity of human experience, increasing awareness of the fact that you can hear voices and be healthy. It challenges the negative attitudes towards people who hear voices and the incorrect assumption that hearing voices, in itself, is a sign of illness.

And Don't Forget to Join the Hearing Voices Network USA on Facebook, too

In addition to the new Hearing Voices USA website, we've also found a home on Facebook so come join us there as well and take part in making the Hearing Voices USA Facebook page an informative and interesting place to be! Click hereto join the Hearing Voices Network USA on Facebook.

Current Blog Article: Hearing the Worldwide Voices



Following the Leader

 



Coping Video Below is 49 minutes long

 

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For individuals, members of a people can have a sense of 'belonging' to people's 'reality', only if the others around them are prepared to respond to what they do and say seriously; is if the are treated as a proper participant in that people's 'authoring' of their reality, and not excluded from it in some way. For only then will they feel that the reality in which they live is as much theirs as anyone else's (39)..

John Shotter's

Conversational Realities
Constructing Life through Language


Sage Publications, 1993

Part I: A Rhetorical-Responsive Version of Social Constructionism

Wellness is About Understanding Personal Boundaries; BOTH Yours and Others and Knowing What is in Your Power to 'Fix" and What is Not. If You are from a Dysfunctional Family You May Never Have Really Known This.