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The Torch – 05.08.18

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and The Torch is marking the month with mental health advocates Yael Baron, who is a mental health advocate and organizer of “Show Me How to Smile” an event designed to increase communication among people with mental health issues. Jorge Cruz is an artist and activist. We discuss mental health problems as the modern …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 04.12.18

I open this show with a manifesto:  That the actions of people helping people can and should lie outside the conventional designations of psychiatrist, psychologist, or even counselor and therapist, and these activities should not be subjected to government control and licensing.  I believe that humans and humanity have survived throughout our evolution with helping relationships, including helping each other with all kinds and …

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INSIGHT – SURVIVOR CYCLES TO ERADICATE SUICIDE, CAMP THAT MENDS HEARTS, MICK-DADDY AGAIN, VISIONARY HELEN KELLER STUDENTS – 03.09.18

Josh Quigley intentionally drove his car 80 mph into a concrete barrier in an attempt to end his life.  Without barely a scratch – Josh miraculously survived his suicide attempt and realized he is greater and stronger then his depression and vowed to change his health and how society perceives mental illness.  So Josh devised a plan to cycle an …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 02.14.18

Andrew Thibault’s new film Speed Demons, available on Amazon.com, is a major contribution to understanding the murder and mayhem perpetrated under the influence of psychiatric drugs.  It is beautifully filmed, profoundly empathic, and very informative.  Although focused on prescribed amphetamines, we learn about the overall cover up of psychiatric drug-induced violence.  In our wide-ranging discussion today, what struck me most poignantly was how Andrew …

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INSIGHT – COMMON CORE QUESTIONED, DISABLED GERBER BABY FOR INCLUSION, THE NEW ROCKET MAN, SUPER BOWL CHAMPS WITH DECORUM – 02.08.18

Author and Fordham Political Science Professor, Nicholas Tampio joins Mark to discuss his new eye-opening book COMMON CORE: National Education Standards and the Threat to Democracy (Johns Hopkins University Press).  Tampio supports his stand with hard evidence and telling details about standards, homework, tests, legislation, policies, and the people affected: parents, teachers, and kids.  Tanpio muses how teachers are trained to teach for …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 01.24.18

My guest, journalist MK Mendoza, provides one of the most heartfelt, original and important hours I have experienced on the air.  One year after her father’s death, she speaks out in public for the first time about what it is like to be a family member of someone labelled mentally ill who was then destroyed by psychiatric treatment.  From the age of …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 01.17.18

Andrew Sercombe from Great Britain works outside the establishment in his own business as a “therapeutic coach.”  He brings enormous enthusiasm, spirituality, sound values and practical psychology to his high impact, short-term approach to helping people find and pursue what they want in life.  To those of us accustomed to a slower more leisurely pace, Andrew will be both challenging and inspiring.  Andrew …

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The Gary Null Show – 12.19.17

Our Microbiome and its relationship to our brain, thyroid and our mental health Dr. Raphael Kellman is a Manhattan-based board certified physician in internal medicine and the founder of the Kellman Center for Integrative and Functional Medicine. Over the years he has gained international recognition for his treating 10s of 1000s of patients with functional and microbiome medical protocols. His …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 11.22.17

James Moore has “lived experience” with the harm caused by antidepressants and the difficulties of withdrawing from them.   He reveals his own personal struggles in order to encourage and inform others.   James reminds us that doctors in the US or Great Britain know very little about the difficulties of withdrawal and instead blame these reactions on the patient’s “mental illness.”  James is finding …