Beyond Meds has much more to offer than this article by Faith Rhyne “Community Mental Health in Times of Crisis” . If you’ve ever been stressed and frustrated by your health care system then here’s a place to discover some information that might prove useful. Comments are currently posted on facebook. There are better ways for dealing with our ills than popping purple pills for every pain. There are a lot of legal drugs pushed on television these days. Ever wonder why?
This is an article about a very important topic I refer to often, but have not gone into it as deeply as Faith does here in this post. There is a glaring lack of an infrastructure of care to support alternatives. People cannot make meaningful choices without one. What can we do about that? This article was first posted on Mad in America and printed here with permission from the author.
By Faith Rhyne
Many people are all too aware of the shortcomings of our current mental health system. Depending on factors of economic privilege and cultural prejudice, people experience those shortcomings differently and are impacted by them with varying degrees of severity and significance. To psychiatric human rights activists, the mental health system is a cruel and harmful abuse of power for the sake of social control and corporate profit. For many workers within the system, it is a…
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