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Redefining Your Problems!

Are you looking for innovative solutions for complex challenges? Perhaps you  you have reached out for help and got burned. Maybe it seems like there is no safe place to talk about your problems. Or maybe it’s just you are trying to help a family member but just don’t know what to do. When there is no simple answer for anxiety, depression, social exclusion, abuse, emotional pain or addictive behavior, perhaps it is time to go a little deeper.

I am a psychotherapist with a twenty-five year career in mental health and an award-winning author.  When things like complex and generational trauma are behind your suffering there may be an array of syndromes to be uncovered. These may include not only learning and interpersonal challenges, but also dissociation, psychosis or hearing voices. It can be good to work with someone who is fully vested and knowledgeable about these problems!

Whether you are seeking my therapy services, my training for professionals, or just looking for a good read, congratulations! Reaching out for help with anything associated with the “P” word is an exceedingly humble thing to do. You are not nearly as alone as you may think.  I hope to turn the topic into something of which you’ll want to be a part.

Reconstructing A Culture

About 3.2 million people suffer from schizophrenia in the U.S. alone. That is only about 1% of the population. But what I am asking you to do is consider that many other diagnoses also involve experiences related to psychosis. For example, of the 5.7 million U.S. individuals who suffer from bipolar, 70% experience psychosis during mania and 50% experience psychosis during depression. Include portions of the 7-8 percent of the population who experience related experiences associated with trauma like disassociation and hyper-vigilance. And don’t forget to mix in of some of the 9.1 percent of the with personality challenges and 14.8 percent with substance abuse challenges. And lastly, forget not many of the 15% of U.S. individuals who experience chronic oppression from neurodevelopmental disorders. Overall, we start to talk about a much bigger slice of the mental health challenge pie than we initially were.

Current estimates are that one in every ten people hear voices worldwide. Deprived of support, most people with voices or other triggers for psychosis must fight to regain control of their minds in silence because treatment modalities don’t give professionals the tools they need to accept, explore and problem solve. Generally, this does not happen in long term incarceration. Statistics suggest sufferers are more likely to recover if they reside in societies of the third world.

On this website, you will get educated about what lies behind a broad spectrum of “disorders,” and how a broader definition of psychosis can lead to eclectic treatment strategies. If you want to learn more about compassionate psychosis treatment models, be sure to challenge social stereotypes. 

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Across Diagnostic Categories!
Whether you are a sufferer, survivor, provider or loved one, I am almost certain that when we look across diagnostic categories that more people relate to these experiences than you think!

What Will People Think?
When a person first experiences a psychosis or special message emergency, many think a threshold has been crossed from which there is no going back. Often, associates presume the worst possible outcome and go on with their lives as if the sufferer no longer exists.

Treatment?
Often, the focus of treatment is overly protective reality checks and behavioral control. Many experts do not know what to do and utilize an institutional system that does not work and can make things worse. They may vastly underestimate what the sufferer can learn and accomplish.

A Glimpse Behind the Iron Curtain of the Mental Health System

Twenty years ago, I experienced what might be termed a break from reality while I was working as a mental health worker. I worked in a last resort section 8 housing project that was rife with crime. It was called “The Hotel of Horrors” in an article in the local media. For six months, I […]

Another Award, hope I’ll make it to the next level

Dear Tim, We had a staggering 1,023 entries in the 2018 TopShelf Indie Book Awards, and your book Fighting for Freedom in America: Memoir of a “Schizophrenia” and Mainstream Cultural Delusions has been selected as a Finalist in the category of Autobiography/Biography! Warm Regards, Keith Katsikas CEO & Publisher TopShelf Magazine

A Write-to-Live Attitude!

“Wow, I just took a shit and it was this big!” John Bulushi I feel sorry for my English professor who wanted to put my essay up for an award! The glare I gave him and the lack of response: it was, at its best, very rude. The fact is, I only learned it bothered […]

Special Messages Excerpt: Self-Exploration through Causation

This excerpt is going to operate with the contention that there are five causes of “psychosis”: political, psychological, scientific, trauma, and spiritual. In the chapter I have written, I extensively review differing types of causal arguments that can arise within each causation style. Clearly in the chapter, there is some cross over as science mixes […]