In the News

1/21/2017    Administrator    In the News 0 Comments
by Chuck Ruby, Ph.D.
Including "Blue Monday" in the title of this article in The Sun and briefly mentioning it in the first few paragraphs is a way to grab the attention of readers. But in a bait and switch ploy, the bulk of this article reveals the real intention is to spread the propaganda that depression is an illness. Let me assure readers, depression is not a mental "illness". In trying to distinguish depression from "common and totally normal" sadness, this article describes it as an "immense feeling of sadness that can last for weeks and maybe even months." So, we are told depression isn't just sadness, it is really, really sad sadness. Yet nowhere are we shown the evidence that it is an illness....

ISEPP In Action

5/24/2016    Administrator    ISEPP In Action 5 Comments
  ISEPP's past Executive Director, Al Galves, explains why attempts to reduce stigma is a failed attempt. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMXemauOE4k[/embedyt]

EVENTS & FEATURES


The ISEPP Inquiry


Save the dates!

2017 Conference - Denver, CO, October 6-8

2018 Conference - Toronto, Canada, October 5-7


Highlights of the 2016 Conference - Individuals Matter: Building a Better Science for Psychology and Psychiatry


Highlights of the 2015 Conference - Understanding Trauma: Responding Beyond the Medical Model


Videos of 2014 Plenary Speakers - Transforming Mad Science and Reimagining Mental Health Care


See David Antonuccio's presentation, "SSRIs: It May be Time to Stop Calling Them Antidepressants" at the 2011 Conference in Los Angeles (click here for the videos and here Antonuccio PP slides for the Powerpoint slides)


An interesting documentary of the horrors of inpatient psychiatry