Thursday, May 13, 2021

MIA Today

My 7 Years of Detention Hell

The court found me “not guilty by reason of insanity” and sentenced me to a 30-day evaluation at a psych facility. A crisis had been averted, and my life could return to normal... oh, how far from the truth that idea was.

Mental Health Survival Kit, Chapter 2: Is Psychiatry Evidence Based? (Part 7)

Many patients end up on terribly harmful drug cocktails they might never escape from. Although it’s hard to believe, it’s getting worse.

On Being Forced Out in the Clinical Psychology Field

I wondered how many others have experienced coercion, abuse, and have had their lived experiences of mental illness used as weapons against them by mental health professionals?

How I Became My Own Psychiatrist

I now am more conversant with the latest literature on the medications I take than my prescriber is. While I consider his opinion and clinical judgment, I no longer accept every word as the Gospel truth.

Philosophy & Madness: A Discussion with Wouter Kusters

Wouter underwent two experiences of what is commonly called "psychosis," which he explores and explains through the lenses of philosophy, spirituality, and mysticism.

Mental Health Survival Kit, Chapter 2: Is Psychiatry Evidence Based? (Part 6)

Schools and hospitals have become dangerous places for children and adolescents. They should stimulate children, not pacify them with speed on prescription.

Town Halls/Webinars


Research Surveys

Ongoing studies and projects seeking participants for surveys/panels on mental health issues.

MIA Global News


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Video Gallery

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal – Town Hall Discussion #2

Watch the recording of our second psychiatric drug withdrawal town hall discussion, aired live on March 12, 2021. Featuring panelists Giovanni Fava, Peter Groot, Mark Horowitz and Joanna Moncrieff.