Mad in America

Anti-Psychiatry Folks Cannot Ignore That Medication Saves Lives

Marvin Ross | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living
Marvin Ross

Put simply, Whitaker and the Mad in America anti-psychiatry folks are adamant that anti-psychotic medication for schizophrenia makes people sick and shortens their lives. Research fails to support these contentions but they persist and the data is ignored.

Let's Learn from the Failures of US Mental Health Policies

Susan Inman | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada
Susan Inman

This is Prevention Week, part of Mental Health Awareness Month in the U.S. Too bad that the policies promoted by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), make it more likely that people with the most severe psychotic disorders -- schizophrenia and bipolar disorder -- will remain ill.

For Those With Mental Illness, the Facts Matter

Marvin Ross | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Living
Marvin Ross

Selective quotes taken out of context do not benefit our understanding of serious and persistent mental illness. It is important for all (consumers, family and professionals) to have a shared understanding of all the facts.