Please note: I will be away and unavailable for email contact or consultation until January 1, 2018. Thank you and best wishes, Michael

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Michael Cornwall talks on compassionately helping people in extreme states

This talk was given at the recent R.D. Laing symposium at Asilomar. I shared my personal story of an encounter with extreme states, and talked about how compassionate loving support can bring hope and healing in even the most difficult experiences.

The Dr. Peter Breggin Radio Hour – 6/28/2017

Hi All,

Peter and I had a wonderful, free-wheeling discussion on June 28, 2017, about helpful ways to be there for people in extreme states. We also talked about what I called “the medical curse” that is given by psychiatrists when they label and treat people via the psychiatric disease model dogma. I also shared about the upcoming special edition of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology that I’m editing on extreme states, that has original articles from writers like Peter Breggin, John Read, Yana Jacobs, Natalie Tobert, Bob Nikkel, Michael Eigen, Will Hall, Dina Tyler, Louisa Putnam, Kermit Cole, Ron Unger, Cardum Harmon, Michael Guy Thompson, David Lukoff, Chuck Knapp, Ilya Parizhsky, and myself. The special journal edition will be available online in a couple of weeks. It will be titled, “Humanistic Perspectives on Understanding and Responding to Extreme States.”

Best wishes,

Michael

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Mad in America: Do Psychiatrists Harm their Patients out of Stupidity?

Hi All,

Here’s my new provocative article about why I think some psychiatrists unwittingly harm their patients, based on working alongside psychiatrists every day for 28 years!

Best wishes,

Michael

Mad in America: Emotional Pain and the Possibility of Finding Hope

Hi All,

Here’s my new essay about the value and necessity of finding hope when we feel trapped in unrelenting emotional pain – and how receiving the compassion of others can kindle that hope.

Best wishes,

Michael

How Parents Can Help Their Children Without Psychiatric Meds

Hi All,

Here’s an interview of me in Psychology Today exploring ways parents can help their children who are having problems without the use of psychiatric medications.

Michael