Hello from group creator
Hello I have created this group as a survivor of OCD, depression, and the list of other things that they have told me is why I am the way I am.
After spending my teenage and young adult years on medication and in psychiatric treatment only getting worse.
I tried for a few years to go by the theory that this stuff is all made up by drug companies to make money.
Paranoid of this, drugs and psychiatrists I stopped seeing my doctor, did some research, and slowly weened myself off my medications... (if you are thinking about this RESEARCH, they say there are some serious problems people have reported from doing this. Luckily I did something right, and didn't hurt myself.)
After trying to ignore the still existing issues and then coming to the realization that they were still there.
I don't think that is the case either. I think some medications make what you are trying to fix worse, and actually prolong and worsen your treatment. I was never actually depressed until I started taking anti-depressants. I had obsessions and compulsions. I can say I wanted to make them stop and thought of dying, but was never depressed until I started taking medication.
I think maybe psychiatry started, and some people still might be people trying to heal people, but as in many cases some bad seeds projected an amazing profit margin which is exactly what has happened.
In my case, I think they neglected to look into nutrition, and family history of hypoglycemia before they even started me on pills. And they NEVER even tried behavior modification.
I don't want to blame anyone for who i am or the way my life is or was. Nor do I really want this group to be about toting the EVILS of the mental health profession, and the drug companies. There are so many sites and journals that do that. I have read them, they did something good about helping me have the confidence to quit my doctor sponsored drug addiction, but I never found one that actually gave solutions.
I don't know who writes them. Conspiracy theorists..(hey no offense i am one sometimes) who just like to complain. They seemed to enjoy demonizing mental health professionals, or saying that these issues don't exist, but never gave solutions or suggestions to the people who were obviously suffering with something in their lives that they needed help with.
That is what I want this to community to be about. Finding people that can contribute information on other ways to handle your challenges with out taking medication.
So we can help each other.
Please share your stories. I am, and I am sure others will be interested in your experiences, but Please please focus on methods of healing, and overcoming
Not wallowing in your sadness or getting attention or pitty.
I discovered this was a major problem, and not until I took the drama back to the stage, and in my writing, did I get it out of my personal life.
This March it will be three years psychiatric drug free the longest period of time without them since I was 12, but I have some really difficult moments. I have a journey myself that I hope you will help me on by sharing what you know, and I will share what has worked for me.