Sometimes I tire of all the extremism in mental health. The doctors are one thing, some of the victims/patients/survivors are something else. It can be very hard to learn and progress with all the black and white thinking going on.
Daniel Paul Schreber's wife. Now there was someone who sided with the doctor against her husband. Daniel Paul Schreber was the author of the wonderful "Memoirs of My Nervous Illness." In his second hospitalization (1893 - 1902) he came under the care of Dr. Fleschig. His wife kept a framed photograph of Dr. Fleschig on her desk.
Today is World Mental Health Day. What are you doing about it? Here's my suggestion. Send a letter or an e-mail to the editor of your local paper denouncing the widespread use and misuse of medications in treating patients. Say something nice about alternatives.