The Critical Think Curriculum on Psychotropic Medications is a FREE online or home study course that provides up to 12 continuing education (C.E.) credits for counselors, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health practitioners, and up to 14 C.L.E.R credits for attorneys. Anyone may freely view or download the course materials or take the course. David Cohen, Ph.D. http://criticalthinkrx.org/
Fight For Kids. Non-profit informing parents and the public of the parental rights, informed consent and the possible dangers of using psychotropic medications. An informative website to review prior to agreeing to place a child on a psychiatric medication. Www.FightForKids.org
ISEPP - International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry, is a 501(c)(3) non Profit and network of people concerned with how mental health theories, research, advertising and education effect public policy, clinical outcomes and people's well being at large. Our varied membership includes psychiatrists, psychologists, professional clinical counselors, social workers, educators, and lawyers as well as psychiatric survivors, concerned family members, and advocates. People can join for as little as $25, and the tools and networking is INVALUABLE ! I highly recommend joining and attending educational conferences.
Harm Reduction Guide To Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs, by Icarus Project, a 40-page guide of the best information and the most valuable lessons learned about reducing and coming off psychiatric medication. Mood stabilizers, anti-psychotics, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs, risks-benefits, wellness tools, information for people staying on their medications, detailed Resource section, etc included. A 'harm reduction' approach means not being pro- or anti-medication, but supporting people to make their own decisions balancing the risks and benefits involved. Written by Will Hall and a 14-member health professional Advisory Board and 24 other collaborators involved in developing and editing.
Mad in America: The site is designed to serve as a resource and a community for those interested in rethinking psychiatric care in the United States and abroad. We want to provide readers with news, personal stories, access to source documents, and the informed writings of bloggers that will further this enterprise. One of THE most informative website you will find. A Must Read ! Donate...
Coming Off Psychiatric Medications This website aims to give you up to date information about psychiatric medication, how it functions and the withdrawal process, as it is important therefore to disseminate information about the ‘coming off’ process.
Mindfreedom International (MFI) is a totally independent nonprofit coalition that defends human rights and promotes humane alternatives for mental and emotional well being. Everyone who donates receives a one-year MindFreedom membership. JOIN because it matters!
PsychRights: Law Project for Psychiatry Rights. A non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization, has a mission to try to help bring fairness and reasonableness into the administration of legal aspects of the mental health system. Wonderful listing of actual studies PDFs, with short descriptions of information.
In Wisconsin: Trinergy Center for Integrative Psychiatry, we help people recover from chronic mental and physical conditions using functional medicine and Ayurvedic medicine. We focus on restoring your mind-body balance. At her office in New Berlin, Wisconsin, Aruna Tummala, MD, welcomes patients from age four through adulthood and beyond. Patients can conveniently choose in-person or telepsychiatry appointments. https://www.trinergyhealth.com/
In Connecticut: Volunteers In Psychotherapy: A Connecticut nonprofit organization that provides psychotherapy for no fee, but in exchange for volunteer work...whereby, clients provide services elsewhere in the community nonprofit of their choice: A non-medicalized alternative to the lack of privacy and control people experience under managed care. Dr. Richard Shulman, Ph.D., Director.
Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and A Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial, by Alison Bass, author. The true story of two women - a prosecutor and a whistleblower -- who exposed the deception behind the making of a blockbuster psychiatric drug.
The Alliance for Human Research Protection: A national network of laypeople and professionals dedicated to advancing responsible and ethical medical research practices, to ensure that the human rights, dignity and welfare of human subjects are protected, and to minimize the risks associated with such endeavors. Site run by Vera Hassner Sharav
ProzacTruth.com Antidepressant Information. Information on coming off prozac & SSRIs. Some information on a way to help tapering process..
CCHRInt- Nonprofit mental health watchdog group that is responsible for over 150 laws protecting people from harmful psychological and psychiatric practices.
Healthy Skepticism: is an international non-profit organization for health professionals and everyone with an interest in improving health via reducing misinformation about mental health. The main aim is to improve health by reducing harm from misleading drug promotion.
Robert Whitaker: Author and Science Writter. "Anatomy of an Epidemic:Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America". He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. He previously worked as the director of publications at Harvard Medical School. A must read along with is seminal work: Mad in America.
The National Coalition of Mental Health Recovery: NCMHR. Promoting positive methods for recovery from mental health struggles by ensuring people (survivors) have a voice in development and implementation of health care within the government. Active group with policy and proposed legislation.
UNITE / CHAADA / MADNAP
Amy Philo started the Unite website in January 2007, as an adjunct to her work as a Co-Founder of Children and Adults Against Drugging America (CHAADA). The mission of UNITE is to bring together existing groups and individuals who are already working to educate and reform and help them become more unified towards the common goal of preventing death and harm from psychiatric drugs, electroshock, and other dangerous treatments.
Nurses for Human Rights
A Cyber-Community by a nurse for nurses. This blog is designed to connect, educate, and activate nurses and medical personnel on the promotion of human rights issues and to reject violations of present day biological and coercive psychiatry. The issue of informed consent for coercive psychiatric treatments is also addressed. A Call to Arms for Nurses Petition to change the mental health field by appropriate legislation is initiated here.
www.thomasarmstrong.com Excellent website and treatment facility debunking ADD/ADHD. 50 Ways to improve your child’s behavior and attention span without drugs, labels, or coercion. He provides excellent educational alternatives for struggling children.
Psychiatric Medication Awareness Group (PMAG) is a small group of British Columbia citizens concerned about the increasing use of psychiatric drugs in B.C. and Canada, and the potential harm associated with these drugs. PMAG is also concerned about the dramatic increase in the prescribing of psychiatric drugs to the general population in Canada, particularly to women. Good Benzo review.
Dr. Peter Breggin, MD, Harvard trained Psychiatrist and prior full time consult for NIMH, for decades has reformed the mental health field through his professional work (i.e. modern criticism of psychiatric drugs and ECT). He has authored dozens of scientific articles and more than twenty books including the bestseller. In 2010 he testified before Congress about psychiatric-drug induced violence and suicide in the military, and acts as a medical expert in criminal, malpractice and product liability suits. He has a subspecialty in clinical psychopharmacology, including adverse drug effects and psychiatric drug withdrawal.
Dr. Jeffery Schaler, Ph.D.- Psychologist and professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society atAmerican University's School of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C. Click on his name for an incredible presentation he provided when he accepted an award for his work. His website link ishere.
Dr. Dan Dorman's, MD., & Ms. Catherine Penny's account of True Recovery. Dante’s Cure offers a story of courage and hope. It reveals how madness is inherent to the human condition and therefore ought to be treated as such. To restore patients’ trust in their power to recover, rather than robbing them of their agency in the name of medical knowledge, is the true moral of this remarkable journey out of madness.
AbleChild is a non-profit 501-c national parent's rights organization dedicated to protecting full informed consent and the right to refuse psychiatric services. It has EXCELLENT list of Links
Anti--Depressant Facts: Review of antidepressant information.
Safe Harbor: Maybe the largest site on non-drug approaches to mental health. Directory of practitioners.
Recovering from Psychiatry: Laura Delano. Listing of help in your area.
Truth About Ritalin and Stimulants: Ritalin Death: This site contains must-see information if you or your family is currently involved in the use of the prescription drug RITALIN. The dangers, misconceptions and vital information being overlooked by the medical industry is discussed in great detail.
Dr. Bruce Levine: Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic delves into the roots of depression and links our increasingly consumer-based culture and standard-practice psychiatric treatments to worsening depression, instead of solving it. In an easy-to-understand narrative style, Dr. Levine prescribes antidotes to depression including the keys to building morale and selfhealing. Unlike short-term, drug-based solutions, these antidotes foster a long-term cycle where people rediscover passion and purpose, and find meaning in acting on their societal concerns.
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has been the nation's leading legal advocate for people with mental disabilities.
International Coalition for Drug Awareness. A group of physicians, researchers, journalists and concerned citizens dedicated to educating about the dangers posed by many Rx medicines
Chris Kresser: Take Back Your Health & The Healthy Skeptic.Helping others see through the common myths and misinformation peddled by the media and medical establishment.
www.NAPPP.org The National Association of Professional Psychology Providers is a national organization of thousands of practicing psychologists dedicated to providing quality psychological practice within an effective and caring health care system.
Windhorse Associates: Northamtom, Mass. A non-profit treatment and education organization with a whole person approach to recovery from serious psychiatric distress. Our services are individually tailored in close communication with each client and family.
In Illinois: Dr. Dathan Paterno- Park Ridge Psychological Services, IL- Dathan A. Paterno, Psy.D., Clinical Director Dr. Paterno affirms that all people are biological, social, and spiritual beings. He believes that all of these are relevant in assessing and responding to a person's struggles. To ignore any of these facets of the personality, then, would be to ignore an essential facet of a person's being, functioning, and suffering.
Kelly Brogan, MD: Holistic Women's Health Psychiatrist: discussion alternative methods and pros/cons to using psychiatric medications, and ultimately there is an underlying reason why women feel depressed...and using nutrition and changes in life leads to growth and recovery.
WRAP: Wellness Recovery Action Plan; website of Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD, author, educator and mental health advocate. Evidenced based practice (Federal Registry of EBPs).
Mind: for better mental health. Advocacy Group in United Kingdom.
Myths and Risks: Website of Mick Bramham, psychotherpaist in the United Kingdom. Great information on what to watch for when adjusting or tapering off psychiatric medications.
Wild Truth: Healing from Childhood Trauma. Website of Daniel Mackler, psychotherapist, flimmaker, writter, musician and long time peer-friend of Dr. Watson's. Must see Videos !
www.DrugWatch.com They are ready to put you in touch with an experienced drug and device attorney that can provide answers and potentially help you obtain compensation from psychiatric drug harm and or device harm.
Center for Loss and Trauma. Dr. Joanne Cacciatore created an amazing healing center for those grieving from the loss of a child. Informative information and links to reading material. Www.CenterForLossAndTrauma.com and https://selahcarefarm.com/
www.DrugDangers.com The goal at Drug Dangers is to help keep the public informed of medical devices and medications with serious side effects. As an online resource sponsored by Seeger Weiss LLP, a group of about 20 attorneys in NY and NJ. Drug Dangers strives to provide accurate, relevant information all in one place. Under the unfortunate circumstance that you or a loved one has been injured by a medication or medical device, you may want to contact them.