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if anyone wants to catch this live today here is the info http://beyondmeds.com/2014/05/13/today-radio-interview-with-monica-cassani-from-beyond-meds/

 

otherwise the show will be archived 

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds 

https://beyondmeds.com/

withdrawn from a cocktail of 6 psychiatric drugs that included every class of psych drug.
 

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wow...that was totally fun and I just listened to the interview...it's really great to talk to a totally different audience...I hope to be able to do more of that...I do need to develop my thoughts for verbal articulation...but I'm pleased with the first attempt.

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds 

https://beyondmeds.com/

withdrawn from a cocktail of 6 psychiatric drugs that included every class of psych drug.
 

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this is about how psychiatry and the medical establishment doesn't recognize withdrawal issues...

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds 

https://beyondmeds.com/

withdrawn from a cocktail of 6 psychiatric drugs that included every class of psych drug.
 

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I just listened to this..it's amazing! You are a real inspiration!

The only way out is through.

 

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wow...that was totally fun and I just listened to the interview...it's really great to talk to a totally different audience...I hope to be able to do more of that...I do need to develop my thoughts for verbal articulation...but I'm pleased with the first attempt.

 

congratulations!!!!

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Psychiatric labels don’t make sense anymore
 

A Facebook status update:

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You know what I liked best about the interview I did the other day? I didn’t use clinical terms when I talked about mental distress…and I didn’t do that on purpose…I truly don’t think in terms of psychiatric labels anymore. They are meaningless to me and my language supports that.

 

 

a friend responded with this:

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. ― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

 

 

If you didn’t hear the interview it can be downloaded or listened to from the archives of The Wellness Journey
 

I speak about my personal recovery process from the severe iatrogenic damage the psychiatric drug withdrawal caused. (see: Monica’s story: the aftermath of polypsychopharmacology)  I also speak to the need for major changes society wide in the delivery of care to those in mental distress as well as the risks involved in not making those changes. We are in the midst of an epidemic of harm.
 

LISTEN HERE

 

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds 

https://beyondmeds.com/

withdrawn from a cocktail of 6 psychiatric drugs that included every class of psych drug.
 

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