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Natural health and recovery: a new MindFreedom initiative

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MindFreedom seeks an expression of your interest...initially we are interested in developing a network of natural health and advocacy allies and starting a dialog to see how we can work together.

Friends and supporters of MindFreedom,

MindFreedom International is developing an educational campaign around the value of good quality food and nutrition and a healthy lifestyle in maintaining or recovering vibrant health--mental/emotional/physical. Please, if you are interested in being involved, please send us an email with your contact information (name and email address at a minimum), areas of interest and brief bio about you and your organization or program to:

MFIHealthConnections@mindfreedom.org

We are initially interested in developing a network of natural health and advocacy allies and starting a dialog to see how we can work together.

Read the vision statement

A possible first project: creation of a clearinghouse of information, allies, resources and ideas on the link between good health practices and resilient mental health.

 

HC slice - Raina's artwork

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Articles of interest

Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs and Withdrawal (The Icarus Project)

Can what you eat affect your mental health? New research links diet and the mind. (Washington Post)

Science Proves Hugging Trees Is Good for Health
June 27, 2014

Manufacturing Madness: The Pseudoscience of Modern Psychiatry
By Gary Null, PhD (April 2nd 2014) - Green Med Info

VIDEO of Dr. Russell Blaylock speaking about his book, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills (YouTube)

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Members and supporters who are endorsing this campaign:

 

Denise Maratos

is an educator, researcher, writer, poet, peer mentor & mental health activist with a Masters degree in International Education from Harvard University and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a Depth Psychology perspective at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She founded the Wildflowers’ Movement, a peer educational support group, which promotes the values of self-awareness, mindfulness, radical wellness, and diversity. She loves yoga, dancing, music, and doggies. She is also the representative for MindFreedom International So. California & The Icarus Project in the LA area and works with UCLArts and Healing and UCLA Center for Health Services and Society.

Wildflowers' Movement, Founder & Facilitator (http://wildflowersmovt.wordpress.com/)

My Mind Mentor, Educational Consultant

UCLA Center for Health Services and Society, Health Educational Consultant, Researcher 

UCLArts and Healing, Facilitator

The Icarus Project, Rep. in Los Angeles area

MindFreedom International, Rep. in So. California

Ph.D. student, Clinical Psychology/Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education, International Education
B.A., University of California, Language & Culture Studies

 

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