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Straight Outta State Hospital

Instead of being afraid and promoting symptom suppression, we need to refine public understanding of what psychosis is: something to which most of us can relate. We need to open up dialogue about the emergency state and to challenge the medicalized cultural delusion that these experiences lead to irreversible brain damage. Finally, we need to learn to call upon to shamanic teachers who know how to live well with psychosis for help.

As someone with over twenty years of experience as a provider, I am still haunted by the fact that six years in, I found myself warehoused for three months in a state hospital. The two years of crisis I went through during and after my incarceration was a challenge. In fact, it was so bad, I wrote an award-winning book about it.

Learn about schizophrenia and psychosis with Tim Dreby

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.

Be A Buddha

Be a Buddha! This request isn’t odd! In Mahayana Buddhism one can become a Buddha, saint, angel, or Demi-god, By practicing good deeds & eradicating evil deeds, Moving the will of heaven then on to heaven succeed, Inspired by the divine I give you a piece of my mind, Good thoughts, speech, and actions is […]

Spiritual Emergence in the Muddy Waters of the Mental Health System

What was emerging now was different than anything I had experienced prior. I had just gotten support from relationships I had built over the past year at the Quaker meeting-for-worship. Maybe my situation at work had been getting whispered about among my friends. Maybe my spirit was exuding a sense of desperation. Either way, I’d […]

Three Voices Podcast

Click to hear podcast   TIM DREBY, PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND SPECIAL MESSAGE RECEIVER Tim Dreby is an award-winning author, a licensed and practicing therapist with a master’s in counseling psychology. He is a peer who experienced symptoms of schizophrenia later in life. We talk about this time in his life including how it was useful to […]

2016 Human Relations Indie Book Awards

Winner of four categories!!!  Director’s Choice Award for Outstanding Human Relations Life Adjustment Indie Book. Gold Winner, Inspirational Human Relations Indie Book Silver Winner Problem Solving Human Relations Indie Book Bronze Winner,  Self Reflection/Memoir Human Relations Indie Book https://www.onlineprnews.com/news/790392-1481400543-memoir-on-schizophrenia-wins-big-in-human-relations-indie-book-award.html http://humanrelationsindiebookawards.com/book-categories-and-results.php