There are some terrific websites out there that I recommend. The ones many of us know about that get a huge amount of traffic and are growing very fast are:
www.RxISK.org — This site is run by David Healy. There’s a lot of compiled research here and information about psych drugs.
www.madinamerica.com – this is a news and information site in blog format. People can comment on the articles and also there are separate forums to continue the dialogue. I have had two articles published with them and another is in queue. A variety of viewpoints are presented.
www.beyondmeds.com (or maybe dot org?) This is Monica Cassani’s site. Lots of insight here and info.
www.breggin.com – Dr. Breggin has worked in the field for a long time. Interestingly, he started out in Boston and I believe he is Harvard-trained. As you know, that’s where I came from.
www.psychrights.org – This site is amazing, packed with info. Attorney Jim Gottstein took on the Zyprexa company and won! Thank you thank you thank you! You’ll find much legal info here.
www.mindfreedom.org – This is a worldwide organization that was started by David Oaks. MFI has done amazing work not only in USA, but in Canada and all over the world. I highly recommend getting an MFI Shield. While the Shield isn’t always a guarantee, it often saves people from what would end up being horrendous situations. MFI ran the “I got better” campaign and also Creative Maladjustment Week, inspired by the work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., honoring creativity and human uniqueness worldwide.
Here are some awesome little-known sites I highly recommend:
www.therapyabuse.org – what do you do if you are abused by a therapist? Go here and learn you are not alone.
www.adisorderedworld.com – For those with ED or with kids who have ED, check out what this amazing investigative journalist, a longtime sufferer herself, has confirmed (that we’ve been suspecting all along but didn’t dare say).
www.disruptedphysician.com – this is a terrific blog produced by Michael Lawrence Langan, MD. This doctor worked in Boston. He made some interesting and very important discoveries and is now blogging to expose something many of us didn’t even know existed.
www.bpdtransformation.com – I just discovered this site. This site explains BPD-type behavior. This was an eye opener for me. I always thought it was bad behavior picked up in hospitals. Apparently, as a result of child abuse, a person can grow up seeing the world very differently from his peers. If you have anyone in your life who acts so-called “borderline,” this site explains possible reasons why. There is growing evidence that this behavior is not a permanent defect of personality, but a very nasty phase of life that most people grow out of.
www.mildlydisthymicinamerica.tumblr.com – As you might guess, this site, which is growing fast, is a reaction to Mad In America’s insistence on upholding the expertise of those with letters after their names. Those with lived experience (those who have been patients) are THE number one experts, since we have lived through it. Some terrific stuff is published here. Take a look!
www.pamelaspirowagner.com – Pam used to blog for schizophrenia.com. I remember her blog there as “wagblog.” (I wanted to blog for them once, too, but I guess they decided I wasn’t compliant enough, or not schiz enough.) Pam is an amazing visual artist and she has produced some wonderful content here.
There are some awesome sites out there. I’ll be sharing more soon!