Editorial

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A belief is not an idea held by the mind; it is an idea that holds the mind.

Elly Roselle

We aim to impact society through education. Our purpose is to build awareness, respect, and kindness towards those trapped in the current mental health care system. We will revisit mainstream psychiatry and bring forth a host of information; articles, reports, testimonials, and others. We hope this will propel us to become more critical of the mental health care model where it is failing us and go forward to a more compassionate and tolerant model. We will also share with you inspiring and uplifting news of many who are already working in that direction.

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We’ve Got Depression All Wrong. It’s Trying to Save Us.

16 May 2022

New theories recognize depression as part of a biological survival strategy. By Alison Escalante, M.D. – Psychology Today December 22, 2020 For generations, we have seen depression as an illness, an unnecessary deviation from normal functioning. It’s an idea that makes sense because depression causes suffering and even death. But what if we’ve got it all wrong?… View Article

My Substance Intoxication Was Misdiagnosed as Psychiatric

16 May 2022

Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own. By Tamara S. – May 13, 2022 At 21 I was happy. I had finished high school (in Switzerland this is… View Article

Mental Wellbeing Poorest in English-Speaking Countries of the World

2 April 2022

Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own. By MIA Editors – March 31, 2022 A survey of 233,087 “internet users” in 34 countries that measured “mental wellbeing” found… View Article

The Functions of the Mental Health System Under Capitalism

2 April 2022

Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own. By Joanna Moncrieff, MD – March 26, 2022 In this blog I look at the functions of the mental health system… View Article

Anti-Psychiatry, Szasz, Torrey, Biederman & the Death of Freethinking

20 March 2022

Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own. By Bruce Levine, PhD -March 8, 2022 In contemporary U.S. society, financial conflicts of interest, flip-flopping, belittling, and arrogance are no… View Article

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We’ve Got Depression All Wrong. It’s Trying to Save Us.

16 May 2022

New theories recognize depression as part of a biological survival strategy. By Alison Escalante, M.D. – Psychology Today December 22, 2020 For generations, we have seen depression as an illness, an unnecessary deviation from normal functioning. It’s an idea that makes sense because depression causes suffering and even death. But what if we’ve got it all wrong?… View Article

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CANDIDACY 2021 Geneva Prize for Human Rights in Psychiatry – OPEN DIALOGUE

8 April 2021

By Birgitta Alakare & JAEC Foundation (March 22, 2020) ******************************************************** “From ‘experts’ we have to become ‘dialogicians’, such that we can be more relaxed in our work, and find, together with the service-users, more perspectives on their life situations. The families of and the service-users themselves have been transformed from objects of our treatment methods… View Article

The JAEC Newsletter: March 2021

1 March 2021

JAEC dedicates this Newsletter to Dr. Birgitta Alakare, who passed away on February 19, 2021. ******************************************************************* Spring: Rebirth. Since our last message, the image of the world has not changed much. It has now been a year since we learned to live with the pandemic, the effects of which are devastating for our physical health… View Article

The JAEC Newsletter: December 2020

8 December 2020

Walking the Path Toward Christmas: Engaging, Supporting & Collaborating. Although Covid-19 hit us early this year, surprising the whole world and making humanity adapt to new ways of relating, connecting, and communicating, it has not stopped JAEC from going forward. For all of us, Covid has been life-changing.  And yet, amidst these extremely challenging times,… View Article

JAEC Sponsorships, Scholarships & Grants

18 October 2020

By Claudia Esteve Walking the Path: Engaging, Supporting, and Collaborating. The JAEC Foundation was launched in November 2019. Although Covid-19 hit us around March 2020, surprising the whole world and making humanity adapt to new ways of relating, connecting, and communicating, it has not stopped us from going forward and achieving many of our goals…. View Article

My Substance Intoxication Was Misdiagnosed as Psychiatric

16 May 2022

Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own. By Tamara S. – May 13, 2022 At 21 I was happy. I had finished high school (in Switzerland this is… View Article

Mental Wellbeing Poorest in English-Speaking Countries of the World

2 April 2022

Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own. By MIA Editors – March 31, 2022 A survey of 233,087 “internet users” in 34 countries that measured “mental wellbeing” found… View Article

The Functions of the Mental Health System Under Capitalism

2 April 2022

Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own. By Joanna Moncrieff, MD – March 26, 2022 In this blog I look at the functions of the mental health system… View Article

Anti-Psychiatry, Szasz, Torrey, Biederman & the Death of Freethinking

20 March 2022

Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own. By Bruce Levine, PhD -March 8, 2022 In contemporary U.S. society, financial conflicts of interest, flip-flopping, belittling, and arrogance are no… View Article

How to Keep Your Feet on the Ground in these Times of Major Upheaval

12 November 2020

By Natasa Arvova How can we remain anchored, aligned, and comfortable in our bodies?How can we stay sane in this time of “general madness”? Dear Friends, The pandemic is carrying us all through a period that is bewildering and very disturbing. For us, psychologically fragile people, this extremely anxiety-provoking global context can destabilize us even… View Article

0:00 / 1:19:40 “HEALING HOMES,” recovery from psychosis without medication

18 October 2020

Healing Homes: An Alternative, Swedish Model for Healing Psychosis. Healing Homes is a program that, in this era of multi-drug cocktails and psychiatric diagnoses-for-life, helps people recover from psychosis without medication. The organization, backed by over twenty years of experience, places people who have been failed by traditional psychiatry in host families — predominately farm… View Article

00:00 / 41:01 Kelly Brogan interviews Beatrice Birch of Inner Fire

18 October 2020

Inner Fire Healing Community. Inner Fire is a proactive healing community offering a choice for adults to recover from debilitating and traumatic life challenges without the use of psychotropic medications. We are not anti-medication but rather believe in the choice to find inner balance and healing without the challenging side effects of psychotropic medications. With… View Article