Becoming conscious is risky business

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

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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About Sue Rosenbloom, M.A., C.T.

Thanatologist: Loss and Grief Coach - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007)- Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimers and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Marylhurst Gerontolgy Association * Oregon Gerontology Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher * Creative Writer
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