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Debunking Myths About Mental Illness

[pencil writing] [Pokemon game sound] There are a few myths out there in the world about mental illness and as someone with mental illnesses, I want to help debunk some of those myths. Before we begin, I want to give a little disclaimer. Mental illness is not one size fits all. Depression, anxiety, etc. affect […]

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Legalize Psychedelic Medicine

I think MDMA-assisted psychotherapy is one of the most important things that we need to be focusing on right now, in terms of mental health. It blows every other treatment for PTSD out the water, and that’s pretty self-evident with the results and data. What MDMA therapy, and the treatment, and the process, and everything […]

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Thomas Szasz: Does mental illness exist?

Thomas Szasz: Does mental illness exist?

Question 1 My name’s Terry Simpson and at the moment I’m Chair of an organisation called The UK Advocacy Network, which is a network of survivor groups in England and personally I’m a survivor of coercive psychiatric treatment which changed my life quite a lot, so I find your ideas very moving and I’m very […]

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Medication and mental illness

Medication and mental illness

>>Jen Aboki: I’ve had a very tattered relationship with medication. It’s not my favourite part of the journey. Often when you’re in the acute setting in the hospital, which is where I was, they don’t really talk about other aspects like ‘how are you going today?’ It’s like ‘here’s your medication, take it’. Medication for […]

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Reducing mental illness among Aboriginal people

Dr. Tracy Westerman founded indigenous Psychological Services in 1998 to address the high rates of mental illness among Aboriginal people in the absence of government funding. She went on to graduate from Curtin University with a Doctor of Philosophy and a master’s degree in clinical psychology in 2003. Dr. Westerman has trained over 22,000 clinicians […]

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