Recovering from Psychiatry- Life Beyond Psychiatric Labels and Psychotropic Drugs

Below is 7 minute video from Laura Delano, who introduces her website – Recovering from Psychiatry ( – and extends a warm welcome to those who believe in – or who are starting to wonder that perhaps there could be – life beyond psychiatric labels and psychotropic drugs.

As an ex-“Bipolar” patient, Laura writes that:

“We search, and search, and search for answers to our emotional pain, until we realize they’ve been in us all along– not in psychiatric diagnoses, psychiatric textbooks, pill bottles, or the minds of the doctors we’ve surrendered ourselves to. At least, this has been my experience.

What does it mean to ‘recover’ from Psychiatry? For me, it’s meant healing from the physical, emotional, cognitive, and existential trauma of psychiatric labels and psychotropic drugs, which has taken time, patience, acceptance, and unyielding determination. Most of all, liberating myself from psychiatric oppression has meant reclaiming my voice– and learning how to trust it– as well as my agency, and my sense of responsibility and accountability as a human being. All of this has been far from easy, but boy, has it been beautiful …”

Read more here. And/or watch the video below:


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