Whether you are seeking my therapy services, my training for professionals, or just looking for a good read, congratulations! Reaching out for help with the “P” word is an exceedingly humble thing to do. I hope to turn the topic into something of which you’ll want to be a part.
I argue that if you want to better understand social reality in the modern world, you need to better understand what is being progressively understood as neurodevelopmental syndromes associated with psychosis and trauma. I believe these issues afflict a significant portion of the people who struggle with mental health challenges across diagnostic divides. Many people who are impacted by these experiences are able to lead healthy lives; and yet the way we treat many in the modern world traumatizes many to become devastated and isolated.
If you have these types of mental health challenges, you have probably been influenced by a culture and a history of institutionalization that teaches you to suppress all experiences associated with psychosis. I have created this site to help myself and others change the way mental health challenges related to trauma and psychosis are treated in the clinics and public. A survivor of these experiences myself, I spent important years learning to suppress, but feel that in treatment there also needs to be safe places where people don’t get punished for having these experiences.
Reconstructing A Culture
About 3.2 million people suffer from schizophrenia in the U.S. alone. Moreover, 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 other related experiences associated with trauma like disassociation and hypervigilance as well as intuitive knowledge experienced by individuals who experience chronic oppression from other neurodevelopmental disorders, and you get a much bigger slice of the mental health challenge pie.
Current estimates are that one in every ten people hear voices worldwide. Deprived of support, most of these people must fight to regain control of their minds in silence because most treatment modalities don’t give professionals the tools they need to accept and explore psychosis. 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.