Recovery Empowerment Resources is a organization operating out of the state of
Tennessee, serving the world. We are a group of "psychiatric survivors",
"mental health consumers" "peer support specialists" or any other buzzword you might hear used
for people who are recovering from being psychiatrized (given a "mental illness" label using
"diagnoses" which are no better than a weak opinion, and forcibly given the "latest
and greatest" drugs). We have been "treated" against our
wills, labeled "non-compliant", and despite this have offered thousands of hours of support to
others being equally mistreated. We have been told that there is no other
treatment than psychiatric drugs (we hesitate to use the word "medications" to describe these
powerful, damaging drugs), and seeing a "doctor" who listens to
us with about as much focus as a 2-year-old before writing a
prescription for one or more drugs, offering no support, no talk therapy, and no hope.
Please bear with us as we construct this website. The links will all work some day, and I hope to have at least
two links or pages completed per week until completed. Feel free to contact the Webmaster and offer
suggestions as to content, including correcting it, stating it better, and adding new topics.
Doctors, researchers, and health reporters agree, drugs are not therapy
and help no more than 30% of the patients given them.
Doctors such as the late Loren Mosher, M.D., Peter Breggin, M.D., and
others; ground-breaking authors such as Swami Akhilananda,
Robert Whitaker, Gail Hornstein, and many psychiatric survivors who have
published their histories. The verdict is clear: Drugs are not therapy,
are not a good substitute for therapy, and only in extreme cases
should they be included in the first stages of therapy.
Helplessness Is Not Hopelessness
There are no hopeless cases. Some of the pioneer peers were stronger
than others, but together we can get all the help we need to recover our
health and self-esteem and develop new resources and strengths.
...it might seem overwhelming at first, but we will try to help you find all the
support you need to get though it. We will list all local support groups, online
support groups, and phone numbers that we can find. You are not a diagnosis, you are not a
drug bible, you are an individual and the help you need should be
designed - by you - to be as individual as you are.
Learn what you need to do. We'll support your decisions.
We're here for you, because we've been where you are. You may think
nobody has had it as rough as you, but there are harder
stories out there...and easier solutions than you can imagine.
You can also learn to use your strengths to help yourself and others.
Recovery is remembering who you truly are, and using your strengths to become all you were meant to be.
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The PLAN T Alliance (PLAN T = Psychiatric Labeling Action Network
for Truth) asks that you consider signing the petitions at the following
locations (note that this request was made in 2011; please let the Webmaster know if the links are not active):
Submitted by Paula J. Caplan, PhD, author of They Say You'reCrazy
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