Added chapters to Life After Lithium

I added a few chapters to Life After Lithium. One is on healing trauma through activism. This one I have completed.

I have two more. “But I can’t take care of myself without help. What can I do?”

This chapter will be focused on self-sufficiency.

And…….”Choosing a nontraditional practitioner”

This chapter will outline not only how to find one that isn’t a quack but how to deal with them once you’ve hired them. I talk about avoiding dependency, taking what they say with a grain of salt and retaining your own autonomous decision-making. I also talk about what to avoid when choosing and continuing with them. I will speak from experience about the practitioners that I have decided not to see due to their policies, for instance, one wanted me to sign a paper saying they can contact my doctor (I do not have one!) and some even require you to be seeing a doctor concurrently. Of course I recommend avoiding those that validate psych diagnoses. Most do not, and most who know what they are doing will not recommend therapy or psychiatry to their patients.

Feedback and comments welcome!