Links & Resources
David Oaks, Executive Director
MindFreedom Support Coalition International
454 Willamette, Suite 216 – POB 11284
Eugene, OR 97440-3484 USA
Books Featuring Contributions by Loren
Lehmann, Peter (Hg.): Psychopharmaka absetzen. Erfolgreiches Absetzen von Neuroleptika, Antidepressiva, Phasenprophylaktika, Ritalin und Tranquilizern mit einem Vorwort von Loren Mosher (S. 11-13)
Lehmann, Peter (ed.): Coming off Psychiatric Drugs. Successful Withdrawal from Neuroleptics, Antidepressants, Lithium, Carbamazepine and Tranquilizers with a preface by Loren Mosher (pp. 15-17)
Πέτερ Λέμαν / Άννα Εμμανουηλίδου (Eds.): Βγαίνοντας από τα ψυχοφάρμακ – Εμπειρίες επιτυχημένης διακοπής νευροληπτικών, αντικαταθλιπτικών, λιθίου, καρβαμαζεπίνης και αγχολυτικών with a preface by Loren Mosher (pp. 24-26)
Wollschläger, Martin (Hg.): Sozialpsychiatrie. Entwicklungen – Kontroversen – Perspektiven mit dem Beitrag “Die Anwendung von therapeutischen Prinzipien der Soteria in der gemeindepsychiatrischen Versorgung” von Loren Mosher (S. 497-503)
Voiceless Movement: Deprived of Our Humanity. The Case against Neuroleptic Drugs with a foreword by Loren Mosher (pp. 15-17)
The Icarus Project and Freedom Center’s 40-page guide gathers the best information we’ve come across and the most valuable lessons we’ve learned about reducing and coming off psychiatric medication. Includes info on mood stabilizers, anti-psychotics, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs, risks, benefits, wellness tools, psychiatric drug withdrawal, information for people staying on their medications, detailed Resource section, and much more. A ‘harm reduction’ approach means not being pro- or anti-medication, but supporting people to make their own decisions balancing the risks and benefits involved. Written by Will Hall, with a 14-member health professional Advisory Board providing research assistance and 24 other collaborators involved in developing and editing. The guide has photographs and art throughout, and a beautiful original cover painting by Ashley McNamara.
Click here for more information and to download.
Articles by Judy Schreiber-Mosher
Does Soteria Have a Future?
First I would like to thank the organizers of this meeting for including Soteria in this program and recognizing the important work of Dr. Mosher. I personally feel privileged and honored to be a speaker.
As many of you know, the concept of Soteria has been around since 1971. Several months before Loren was diagnosed with the cancer that ended his life, he looked up from something he was reading and said in an excited, animated voice: “Judy, I think it’s going to happen; I think the concept of Soteria is catching on.” What incredible dedication and hope he displayed – after all those years still fighting for the right to alternative treatment for those labeled with a diagnosis of schizophrenia; a treatment free of restraints, both literally and pharmaceutically.
When Dr. Toresini asked me for a tentative title for my talk I quickly responded “Does Soteria Have a Future?” It was one of those lazy, sunny California days when the present seems endless and the future distant. The fact that I would actually have to present a paper with that title was furthest from my mind – I just wanted to answer his email as quickly as possible and go back outside.
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Other Soteria Sites
The Icarus Project
Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness