The Revolution Has Begun!

For several years now, I’ve been quietly sharing ways for people to heal mood disorders without using pharmaceuticals. I’ve been coaching clients in San Diego and via Skype. But I still have this nagging feeling that I’m not reaching enough people. I want EVERYONE to know that there many safe, natural, effective ways to approach mental health.

There is currently no centralized movement that aims to gather all of the research and modalities in one place so that people can easily research different approaches to alternative mental health.

I am hoping this can be a place where people can share their healing stories and gain inspiration from others who have successfully utilized natural mental health techniques.

By pronouncing the start of this “Revolution,” I am hereby calling for a major overhaul of the current mental health system that is overburdened, underfunded, and entrenched with conflicts of interests with the pharmaceutical industry. I would like to see patients be given warnings about possible side effects of medication, as well as a choice to use natural healing methods if they choose. People have every right to make informed, empowered decisions about their own mental health.

In the coming months, I’ve got some superb guest bloggers lined up to share their unique healing methods with you. Please make sure to sign up to receive new blog posts via e-mail so you won’t miss anything!

If you’d like to help spread the word via social media, use the hashtags #alternativementalhealth or #altmentalhealth.

Viva la revolución!

Judy Meyer, HHP, NHC

Founder, Alternative Mental Health Revolution

3 comments

  1. Hi. Great post. Loving it. Looking forward to more posts!

    I’m part of the peer movement, an alternative to the entire mental health care system as it is. I’m a counselor at Second Story Peer Respite here in California. We of course don’t chastise anyone who stays with us about using medication, but we generally don’t support the terms “mental illness” or the pharmaceutical industry. We call the people who stay with us “guests” instead of clients or patients. We’re unlocked, voluntary, and people can stay for two weeks (up to a month if they’re Transitional Age Youth). They have visitors, they can carry on normal activities during the day, we cook dinners together, we have groups, we have outings. We’re under an umbrella company right now, but hoping to be Independent soon. All of us staff have had psychiatric experiences ranging from anxiety to psychosis and I believe all but one or two of us are either on homeopathy supplements or nothing at all. I’m a nothing at all-er with experiences rooted in hallucinations, delusions, anxieties, depression, and trauma.

    Most people who stay with us choose us over the hospital for obvious reasons. In fact, when I was in the hospital, I told everyone about us and got a couple to come and check us out. They haven’t gone back to the hospital since. I just got trained in Motivational Interviewing and am trained in IPS. I don’t have a degree yet, but I’m studying psychology. I’m 21 years old.

    I think it’s great if more people who are licensed and/or certified are in support of any kind of alternatives, all kinds, and are able to help push for more respect and humanity in the industry. It’s going to take a lot of work and patience as well as community action. Thank you for sharing this with all of us in the health blogsphere, it’s much appreciated.

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