September 24, 2017 – UPDATE: We’ve lost another mental health advocate: I wrote this piece when Michael Stone died. Today I post it in memory of Matt Stevenson. May you rest in peace Matt and thank you for all your hard work. See also: Does a Psychiatric Diagnosis Have the Impact of a Medical Curse? – at Mad In America by Michael Cornwall.
This is what psych drugs did to me: they operated as a chemical strait-jacket for all the years of wounding that brought about emotional collapse. Then, when the drugs were removed, not only was the chemical strait-jacket removed, but they’d destroyed all natural capacities to cope. In this way the psych drugs had gravely exacerbated the original problem which was simply grave emotional neglect from birth.
In this world of violent conditioning of the self we’re all emotionally abused. Some of us have bodies that…
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