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INSIGHT – MOVIE ON FAMILY LOSS AND THEIR INDOMITABLE STRENGTH, 7TH ANNUAL SOULSATIONAL MUSIC & WELLNESS FESTIVAL AND TRANSGENDER BAN – 07.27.17

Kate Sprague’s big brother Jordan died by suicide nearly seven years ago and she’s made a brilliant award winning movie, Our Brother Jordan” on her and her family’s courageous journey through the pain, healing and ultimately where she’s able to say “It’s good to be home”.  Kate’s mother Lisa, joins Mark in a conversation on how mental illness descended upon …

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INSIGHT – A WALK IN THE PARK FOR MENTAL HEALTH – ABILITIES EXPO DOES IT RIGHT – THE APPEAL OF DIRTY JEANS – 05.04.17

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS) presents its first walk, A Walk for Wellness – A Stride Against Suicide.  Phyllis Alongi, SPTSl Clinical Director joins Mark for a conversation on how the vast work SPTS has accomplished has created a national dialogue with teens on mental health as well as their inaugural 5k walk on Sunday May 7, …

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INSIGHT – FILM ON JAZZ GIANT JUNIOR MANCE AND THE CEREBRAL WRITER, MULTI-MEDIA GIANT – 04.27.17

Adam Kahn, Co-Director of “Sunset and the Mockingbird” joins Mark for a conversation on the feature documentary that tells the love story of legendary jazz pianist/composer Junior Mance and his manager and soul mate, Gloria Clayborne Mance.  Junior has recorded over 100 albums and during his illustrious career he jammed with fellow icons including Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Dinah Washington, …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 04.12.17

          Robert Whitaker calls himself a journalist but I believe he is one of the most important scientists in the world today based on his scientific analyses of the flaws in what passes for research in psychiatry. He is also an insightful social critic.  More than that, he is a major figure in the promotion of genuinely …

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The Gary Null Show – 03.31.17

As March comes to a close Gary send this month off with a home run of an episode! Mr. Null kicks off the program with the latest in health and healing, After the musical break Gary goes to an audio clip on The Left is No Longer Liberal. After the audio clip Gary goes into some commentaries that lead into a talkback segment!

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INSIGHT – A TEENS PAGEANTRY FOR THE DISABLED, ANOTHER DOOR OPENS, WHY SEEK HELP – 03.30.17

Talaura Cothran is not a typical high school senior. Her astuteness and compassion for others is boundless and that’s only a small part of who she is and why she created The Special Beauties Pageant http://www.specialbeautiespageant.com/ for children with special needs and disabilities in California. Hear how this extraordinary 17 year old became the caregiver of her mother, Jennifer MacMonagle at the young age of 3 after her mother was paralyzed. Jennifer, Talaura’s mother also speaks with Mark about her daughters successes including their ironclad relationship. Jennifer also talks about the night her life forever changed when riding with an intoxicated driver and how she turned a nightmare into a cathartic experience as well as twice earning the title of Miss. Wheelchair California. Mental illness is not on any level indicative of being weak rather it’s realizing that one needs professional help. Mark muses on the significance of professional help and how it saved him.

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 03.29.17

The best talk I have ever given about the harms of antidepressant drugs such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, Effexor, and Wellbutrin. Impassioned and yet full of devastating facts and truths about the damage done to many, and perhaps most, of people who take them. Not only children but also adults develop suicidal thoughts and behaviors on antidepressants. All ages can develop symptoms of mania and some experience a full-blown manic episode with dangerously uncontrolled, impulsive, grandiose behavior. Others become chronically depressed by these drugs called antidepressants. Many become easily frustrated (irritable) and or even violent, including many mass murders who were taking antidepressants. Ethical people become unethical. Kind people become callous and hateful. Without knowing what has happened to them, almost everyone becomes less caring and less engaged with friends, loved ones, work, recreational activities and life in general. With all that, genuinely scientific studies show that antidepressants are not even helpful, while the FDA defies commonsense and science in how it allows the drug companies to test them! I call for a ban on giving these and other psychiatric drugs to children and ask if any adults, if fully informed, would ever take them.

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INSIGHT – BREAK-UP BOOT CAMP (REALLY) – MEN & MENTAL HEALTH – DANCING AT DAWN PRE WORK ACROSS THE GLOBE – 02.23.17

What helps you get over someone…endless Ben & Jerry’s, wine, yoga, wine, frolicking with puppies???  Renew, an upstate N.Y. retreat for those in need of an escape and help mending their shattered heart can help.  Plus, there’s nothing like getting over someone with another someone! When I gave a talk on mental illness to N.J. State health professionals recently, I …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 03.01.17

When I found myself without a guest, I delivered a spontaneous hour on my latest thinking about psychiatric drugs. I start out talking about antipsychotic drugs and tardive dyskinesia, and how the “miraculous revolution” in psychopharmacology began with psychiatrists and drug companies promoting neurotoxins as cures. Then I go on to examine the common neurotoxic effects of all psychiatric drugs, finally declaring that all psychiatric drugs are “not caring drugs.” With some subtle variations, psychiatric drugs as a group “work” by causing apathy, loss of interest, reduced spontaneity, and lack of caring. Because of medication spellbinding, individuals often do not realize how their personalities and experience of life have been transformed for the worse, but they feel the relief of no longer caring as much about their emotional suffering, and about the people and activities in their lives. Sometimes the personality changes are subtle in the form of mild indifference and at other times very gross in the form of apathy, catatonia, and withdrawal. Because the medicated individuals no longer care about anything as much as they once did, they often become more docile and “easier to be with.” When their families, teachers, doctors or hospital caretakers find them “improved,” it is often because the drugged patients have become disengaged from themselves and their lives, hence displaying less suffering, and causing less conflict and difficulty. Psychiatry and drug companies, now with the cooperation of all medicine, and many societal institutions, are producing an epidemic of chemical encephalitis with disastrous effects on individuals and society.

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BRUCE E. LEVINE – Killing “Schizophrenics”: Contemporary U.S. Psychiatry Versus Nazi Psychiatry

In any society that prioritizes economic efficiency, productivity and order above life and all of life’s varieties, people experiencing altered and extreme emotional states will be seen as defective and as burdens—monkey wrenches that disturb the societal assembly line. To be clear, contemporary American society is not Nazi-German society when it comes to treating people labeled with “serious mental illness,” …