RESOURCES


Mad In America:   http://www.madinamerica.com

Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry:   http://cepuk.org/
CEP exists to communicate evidence of the potentially harmful effects of psychiatric drugs to the people and institutions in the UK that can make a difference. The scientific record clearly shows that psychiatric medications, portrayed as safe and effective by areas of the medical profession, often lead to worse outcomes for many patients, particularly when taken long term.

The Critical Psychiatry Network:   http://www.criticalpsychiatry.co.uk/
The CPN is a network primarily for psychiatrists, psychiatric trainees and medical students with an interest in psychiatry.

The International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry  (ISEPP) ​: http://psychintegrity.org/
Our mission is to use the standards of scientific inquiry to address the ethics of psychology and psychiatry. We strive to educate our members and the public about the nature of “mental illness”, the de-humanizing and coercive aspects of many forms of mental health treatment, and the alternative humane ways of helping people who struggle with very difficult life issues. We believe this is essential since one of the most cherished principles in the mental health field is “informed consent”. That means you should be fully and honestly informed about the problems you are experiencing, and the full risks and benefits of any treatment, before making truly voluntary decisions about your care.

Mindfreedom International:   http://www.mindfreedom.org/
​MindFreedom International is a nonprofit organization that unites 100 sponsor and affiliate grassroots groups with thousands of individual members to win human rights and alternatives for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities.

The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (Psych Rights):  http://www.psychrights.org/ 

Dr. David Healy:  http://davidhealy.org/
Psychiatrist. Psychopharmacologist. Scientist. Author.

Rxisk - Prescription Drug Side Effects:  http://rxisk.org/
RxISK is a free, independent drug safety website to help you weigh the benefits of any medication against its potential dangers.

Coming Off Psychiatric Medication:  http://www.comingoff.com/index.php
This website aims to give you up to date information about psychiatric medication, how it functions and the withdrawal process. It is put together by people who have been prescribed medication and withdrawn from it, and clinicians who have been involved in supporting this process.

Surviving Antidepressants:  http://survivingantidepressants.org/
Peer support for tapering and withdrawal syndrome

Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs:  http://www.willhall.net/files/ComingOffPsychDrugsHarmReductGuide2Edonline.pdf

Beyond Meds:  https://beyondmeds.com/
This blog documents and shares many natural methods of self-care for finding and sustaining health in body, mind and spirit. This blog also deals with wider issues in the socio/political and spiritual realms as they pertain to mental health and human rights issues surrounding psychiatry.

Open Dialogue:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDVhZHJagfQ&feature=youtu.be
An alternative Finnish approach to healing psychosis  (complete documentary)

Hearing Voices Network for people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual perceptions:
 http://www.hearing-voices.org/
If you hear voices HVN can help – we are committed to helping people who hear voices. Our reputation is growing as the limitations of a solely medical approach to voices become better known. Psychiatry traditionally refers to hearing voices as ‘auditory hallucinations’ but research shows that there are many explanations for hearing voices. Many people begin to hear voices as a result of extreme stress or trauma.

Intervoice - The International Hearing Voices Network:   http://www.intervoiceonline.org/
We have put together the most extensive international resource on hearing voices you can find on the web. This information includes both ways of overcoming the difficulties faced by people who hear voices, as well as the more positive aspects of the experience and its cultural and historical significance.

Rufus May:   http://rufusmay.com/index.php
Rufus May is a clinical psychologist who has also been forcibly hospitalized, medicated, and diagnosed as schizophrenic. He now speaks from his experiences in order to promote services that are patient-centered, collaborative, and do not rely on chemical imbalance theories of mental distress.

Dr. Peter Breggin:   http://breggin.com/
Dr. Breggin has been called "The Conscience of Psychiatry" for his decades of successful efforts to reform the field. He is critical of psychiatric drugs and ECT, and promotes more caring, empathic and effective therapies.