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Coming Off Medications Guide Second Edition!

The Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs, published by The Icarus Project and Freedom Center five years ago, is now available in a revised edition!The new second edition has expanded Resources, scores of new collaborators and Advisors, new topics, more detail on the reducing and coming off process, and additional ideas for harm reduction and staying on medications.Thousands of people worldwide have used this Guide to help themselves and people they know become more empowered around medications, including coming off. Even professionals and mental health agency staff have been downloading the free guide, to fill gaps in their own knowledge and give to their clients. Now the Guide in its second edition is even better, incorporating reader feedback and new ideas.Download the Guide here.The Guide is Creative Commons copyright BY-NC-ND, meaning you have advance permission to copy, print, link, publish and share as much as you want!  

indigenous wisdom teaches about indepth dis-ease

Time to unsettle ourselves from the enforced soma consumption of our owners! And what better way than to hear it from the very people who were never allowed to fully be a part of the dis-eased free-dumb forced on them (and everyone, if you think about it!) from the get-go? A real inspiration, those voices which have not comprimized despite experiencing all manner of reflective reality from those who believe no better is possible.

Methods of creative releases I used while in a psychiatric hospital.

I spent two stays in a psychiatric hospital this past summer. The first time I dealt with nightly manic episodes with psychosis. We all had journals. I dove right into releasing inner demons. Draw...write to release your inner pain. I would write with black ink and push down on the pen as hard as I could. Taking the enrgey to do that for pages made me feel better. I was releasing inner demons and other thoughts, but by pressing down hard on the pen took away someof the anxiety. I highly reccomend this tool.

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