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Red King
by Milon Townsend

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I listen to a lot of podcasts. When I feel threatened by anxiety or pain, more often than not, I lie down and turn on a podcast that calms my nerves and settles my emotions. As I was trying to decide what to listen to last night, I was struck by a theme that runs...

Reclaim The Best Of Yourself: The Workbook

I would like to announce the first printing of Reclaim the Best of Yourself. This book is intended primarily for those individuals who are tapering off of psychiatric medications or are contemplating doing so. It is also intended for those individuals who are...

The Myth of Inherent Chemical Imbalance

I was often told by my psychiatrists that I had chemical imbalances in my brain that were the cause of my mental health disorders. And, they readily offered me psychiatric medications to right these supposed imbalances. Curiously, they never tested me for any such...

One Year Off Meds

“Life's fantasy: To be locked away and still to think you're free. You're free. You're free!” – Ronnie James Dio   A year ago today, I got off of the last of my medications. My 27-year medication odyssey had ended. When I celebrated my Victory over Meds Day on October...

Taper Tumult

The decision to taper off of medications is not one to make lightly. The more information you have about what to expect if and when you do begin to taper, the better informed that decision will be. To that end, I would like to highlight the physical, emotional, and...

Toxic Burden

We are born into a toxic world. A 2004 study showed 287 toxins found in the umbilical cords of babies who were tested for them. These include “pesticides, consumer product ingredients, and wastes from burning coal, gasoline, and garbage.” [i] The air we breathe, the...

You Are My Hero

So few people choose to live an actualized life – a life without a ready means of escape. Those of you who have chosen to extricate yourself from medicinal prison, to remove the toxins impairing your body and mind, and to reclaim the best of yourself have marshalled...

The End

This afternoon I met with a man who tried to kill himself last week because of complications he felt from the medication he was taking. His father and brother were there as well. Like many people on benzos or opiates long term, he had felt so disjointed and broken...

Creative Madness

I have long suspected that psych meds drove me mad. Certainly, the evidence, when examined carefully, points in that direction: I did not have any mental health issues before I got on psychiatric medication; then, over the course of the 27-years I was on them, my...

Broken Glasses

Broken Glasses Yesterday, I was re-watching a scene from John Carpenter’s They Live in which Roddy Piper, who has discovered a stash of glasses that allow the wearer to see that advertising and media hide constant subliminal commands to obey and conform, fights with...

Medical Disclaimer

Nothing on this website is intended to be taken as medical advice. Always consult with your doctor before altering your medications. Any medication changes should be done only after proper evaluation and under medical supervision. Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems. In short, it may not only be dangerous to start taking psychiatric drugs, it can also be dangerous to stop them. Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision.