By Jacob Z. Hess, PhD Source: Unthinkable.cc Despite all the valiant efforts to reduce suicide rates in the U.S., a study by the National Center for Health Statistics released in April of 2016 reported that suicide in the United States had surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, with an increase in every age group except older
By Michele Waterman April 22, 2018 My story isn’t unique. I’m one of many millions of Americans that bought into an unproven theory that depression and anxiety are caused by unbalanced brain chemistry. After taking psych meds for sixteen years, I can honestly say I’ve given traditional psychiatry and allopathic medicine a fair opportunity to
By Jennifer Schwirzer | Reposted with permission from JenniferJill.org In conversation with a young adult I’ll call Sophie, we talked about the suicide of a friend of hers I’ll call Tommy. “He was the life of the party!” Sophie said, “He lit up the room. Everyone felt like his best friend.” Clearly this Tommy’s relational life
By Kelly Brogan, MD, ABIHM (originally published on madinamerica.com) We have been conditioned to look upon the tender topic of suicide with horror. Perhaps because it represents a failure of our varied systems of control. Perhaps because we are, collectively, far from being at peace with the complexities of death as a part of the
By David Woods Bartley My troubled mind now calm. It happened a month ago, on a Tuesday, at 6:30 AM in the morning. I was downstairs in the kitchen, unloading the dishwasher as I do first thing every day. And part way through this ordinary task, I had an extraordinary realization; I hadn’t thought about
David Bartley, a friend and ambassador for Beautiful Minds Wellness, recently was privileged to give a TEDx talk. David weaves in accounts of the lives and struggles of the animals he cared for in his animal sanctuary to tear down stigma, raise awareness of the crisis we now face, educate people about what mental illness is and
A military veteran shares his experience of how psychiatric drugs were causing irreparable harm and leading him on a path to death.
A prescription to antidepressant drugs turned a young man's grief-induced depression into years of anxiety, disconnected thoughts and suicide ideations.