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

Revisioning Madness: Compassionately Responding to People in Extreme States, January 27-29, 2017

Hi All,

I’ll be leading this upcoming weekend workshop at Esalen Institute with my friend, Dr. David Lukoff, on January 27-29, 2017. Since 2011, I’ve organized and co-led six week-long or weekend workshops at Esalen, all aimed at a group exploration of expanding our understanding of extreme states, and the development of enhanced ways to compassionately respond to people in extreme states.

Best wishes,

Michael

esalen chair

Mad in America: Why Parents Give Amphetamines and Other Risky Psychiatric Drugs to the Children They Love

Hi All,
My new article here explores the often taboo topic of
why parents may give potentially harmful psych meds to their children.
I’ll be discussing it with Dr. Peter Breggin on his radio program this Wednesday at 4 pm EST at http://www.prn.fm
Please join us!
Best wishes,
Michael