Mad in America: Reflections on 25,000 Hours of Being With People in Extreme States

Hi All,

Here’s my brief new essay on 40 years of compassionately being with people in extreme states and other forms of emotional and spiritual suffering, without viewing or relating to them based on the pathologizing psychiatric disease model.

Michael

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour: Let’s Talk About Dreams – Recorded Discussion

Hi All,

Here’s the recorded discussion I had with Peter Breggin on the healing value of exploring both the personal and archetypal levels of dreams, including when people are in extreme states. I share a unique and practical teaching on understanding dreams that Carl Jung shared with my mentor, John Weir Perry.

Best wishes,

Michael

Mad in America: Having Empathy Doesn’t Mean That You Also Have Compassion!

Hi All,

In my new blog post here, I share that to feel empathy doesn’t ensure that caring and compassion are present too, and that some of the most highly empathic people I’ve ever known have been con artists, manipulative politicians, psychiatric dogma-bound mental health professionals, career criminals, and seductive and exploitative spiritual teachers and gurus.

Best wishes,

Michael

 

Mad in America: Letting Negative Projective Identifications Come, and Letting Them Go

Hi All,

My new article looks at how some of the stress you may be feeling these days, could be coming from the powerful emotional projections of politicians and others that are aimed at causing the public to feel as afraid and vulnerable as those politicians and others are actually feeling inside themselves.

Michael

The Dr. Peter Breggin Radio Hour – 6/13/2018

Hi All,
I’ll be the guest on Dr. Peter Breggin’s Radio program on Wednesday June 13th, from 4:00-5:00 PM, Eastern time. We’ll be discussing my new article that’s posted here on my website titled, “Merciful Love Can Help Relieve the Emotional Suffering of Extreme States.”
We hope you can join us!
Best wishes,
Michael

NYTimes: Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit

Hi All,

This article was published today in The New York Times. It’s a long overdue report by national media on the inherent risks of taking antidepressants that aren’t told to people when they are prescribed.

Michael

Mad in America: The Orwellian New Digital Abilify Will Subjugate Vulnerable People Across the US

Hi All. Here’s my new article on the “anti-psychotic” drug Abilify, that can now automatically send signals to your doctor, family members and the courts, to show them when you comply and swallow the pill.

Michael