(this post was written on another blog, on 30th October 2015. I am only copying and pasting it here, not re-writing) In societies where social resources in health are limited, families play a crucial role in the illness and recovery of people. In mental health the case is even more so. For long periods, it … Continue reading Family Support- Not working
By and large people do not accept that 'recovery' is possible. This post, from 2015, further elaborates on this idea. Please click the link to access it.
Before this blog, I used to write in another location and upon a sudden nudge from someone, I looked up that blog today. What I found is that there are several articles and posts there which are relevant to this blog, about 'recovery'. So I am going to link the two together so that those … Continue reading You are responsible for your recovery
I am quite fond of Joanna Moncrieff's writing and having found a video of her I thought it may be a good idea to share it further. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV1S5zw096U
I just encountered the Campaign against Schizophrenia Label (CASL) while reading China Mills' book, Decolonizing Global Mental Health . This is an important book for many reasons, chief among them being the other resources, research, ideas and people whose work I am getting to encounter as a result of this work. Anyhow this blog post … Continue reading Campaign against the Schizophrenia Label
I had no mind to write another post for this 'year' if you please- its 21:30 in the evening and I am studying on my computer! New year's eve! But well...that's phd research after all. My choices, so can't grumble. However, this article just landed up in my mailbox and seeing the word Prozac, I … Continue reading Rejecting chemical imbalance theory
Many a person- whether who suffers themselves or a family care-giver ask me what is the most effective, non-drug treatment in Mental 'Illness'. If I say offhandedly 'counseling' most are not able to understand why or how it can make a difference in a scenario where there is a 'chemical deficiency' in the brain. In … Continue reading Why I insist on counseling/dialoguing