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Non-Drug Alternatives for Label of Schizophrenia

Article Revisiting Schizophrenia: Are Drugs Always Needed?
This NY Times article questions whether psychiatric drugs must always be given to people labeled "schizophrenic," and quotes Will Hall from the Freedom Center of Massachusetts, a sponsor group in MindFreedom International.
Article Football tackles schizophrenia and depression
Illustrating the wide range of creative approaches to support people diagnosed schizophrenic -- beyond simply a narrow medical model of drug, drug, drug -- the UK Guardian reports about how Italian psychiatrists have even obtained "startling results" with football.
Link "Recovery from Schizophrenia" blog by Ron Unger
Recovery from Schizophrenia is a web log authored by Ron Unger, a dissident mental health worker who has been an activist with MindFreedom Lane County for many years. This blog covers ideas about the nature of the personal problems that psychiatry misleadingly labels "schizophrenia" and "psychosis," news and opinion about why alternatives are needed, and information about some of the effective alternative approaches to recovery.
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Ron Unger, chair, MindFreedom Lane County affiliate

Ron Unger LCSW is both an human rights activist and a therapist who specializes in alternative approaches for "psychosis." Said Ron, "As a young person, I had my own experiences that could have been labeled 'psychotic' but got through them without mental health system intervention. I am proud to be a member of MindFreedom, the world's leading coalition fighting for radical reform in the mental health system!" Ron created MFI's "Truth Injection Campaign." You can find out more about Ron's views on his blog [see 'related content' link below image view].
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