Recovery/Information

Institute for Recovery and Community Integration

Introducing and advancing the principles of mental health recovery and peer support. Includes articles, essays and personal stories.

URL: http://www.mhrecovery.org/

Pat Deegan & Associates, LLC

A consumer/survivor/ex-patient run organization. Our mission is to improve the personal, social, economic and cultural wellbeing of people with psychiatric disabilities through ex-patient directed study and research.

URL: http://www.patdeegan.com/

National Empowerment Center

Recovery is real and this website is filled with practical information that will help you recover if you have been labeled with a mental illness.

URL: http://www.power2u.org/

MindFreedom International

Unite in a spirit of mutual cooperation for a nonviolent revolution of mental health human rights and choice.

URL: http://www.mindfreedom.org/

Freedom Center

A support and activism community in MS run by and for people labeled with severe ‘mental disorders.’ We call for compassion, human rights, self-determination, and holistic options. We create alternatives to the mental health system’s widespread despair, abuse, fraudulent science and dangerous treatments.

URL: http://www.freedom-center.org/

The Icarus Project

Navigating the space between brilliance and madness – we are a network of people living with the dangerous gifts that are commonly labeled as bipolar or related ‘mental illness’.

URL: http://www.theicarusproject.net/

International Network of Treatment Alternatives for Recovery

An international summit of world renowned psychiatrists, people who have experienced psychiatric treatment, family members, psychologists, and other mental health professionals who meet annually to counter the belief that people with diagnoses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder can never completely recover.

URL: http://www.intar.org

ECT.org

This site is a comprehensive collection of information about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

URL: http://www.ect.org/

Psychiatric Medications Pharmacology

Here you’ll find detailed information on the usage, dosage, and side-effects of various psychiatric medications such as antidepressants, antipsychotics and antianxiety medications.

URL: http://www.healthyplace.com/Medications/index.asp

Let Them Eat Prozac

This website explores threats to public safety and academic freedom surrounding the SSRI group of drugs – Prozac, Zoloft (Lustral), Paxil (Seroxat/Aropax).

URL: http://www.healyprozac.com/default.htm

Psychiatric Drug Facts

How psychiatric drugs really work, Adverse drug effects on the brain and mind, The role of the FDA, Drug company practices, Recent medical and legal developments, Electroshock and psychosurgery. By Peter Breggin, M.D.

URL: http://www.breggin.com/