Psychiatric Links
We live in a crazy world. Isn't it nice to know that even those of us who are too geekly to ever log off of the InterNets (mostly because we're too insecure to go outside and have our clothing laughed to scorn) can seek professional help right here, without ever having to leave our terminals?

But psychiatry is supposed to be about interpersonal interaction isn't it? Well, for some of us, this is as close as we get to interacting with people. I guess it's better than being shot full of some disgusting psychochemical and being left to rot on the warehouse shelf.


Psychiatric Disability, Employment, & the Americans with Disabilities Act. This seminal paper from the sadly-defunct Office of Technology Assessment is loaded with advice, legal opinion and hyperlinks all around cyberspace.
American Psychiatric Press. "The Prime Site for Insight". Lots of links.
American Psychological Association. Loaded with links and information!
Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders (ANRED) - a group which provides information about eating disorders such as anorexia and bulemia.
The Bazelon Center. " The Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization based in Washington D.C. Our name honors the federal appeals court judge whose landmark decisions pioneered the field of mental health law, and our advocacy is based on the principle that every individual is entitled to choice and dignity. For many people with mental disabilities, this means something as basic as having a decent place to live, supportive services and equality of opportunity. "
Citizens' Commission on Human Rights. This is a must-see. The opening quote is included here because of the power of the quotation - and also it to some degree summarizes the fears of the potentials for abuse of power by the priests of the only State Religion:

"...The 19th Century ridicule of their kind [psychiatrists] had died out. By vast pretensions and lies they had worked themselves into a towering position of power and authority...

"They dreamed of being the philosopher kings of Plato with the power of life and death over every man, woman and child on the planet. They had been fantastically successful as far as they went. They had infiltrated and influenced every law making body and government in the world. They had effected legislation entitling them to seize, injure or kill any person anywhere. They dominated education and had intimidated medicine..." (sadly enough, this quote is from L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology.)
Do be advised that this site is considered by many to be a Scientology front organization.
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
"...Dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. We provide information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders ... Created to fill an important community need, that of providing prompt information to individuals needing assistance in finding eating disorder treatment in their area. We provide referrals to eating disorder practitioners, treatment facilities, and support groups. Referrals to eating disorder specialists are offered at no charge as a community service. ... Offers general information to the publicabout the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, hopes to promote social attitudes that enhance a healthy body image and self-esteem.
Eating Disorders - Mirror, Mirror On The Wall. An excellent little resource, by a survivor.
Eating Disorders - Shared Awareness - another excellent resource, especially promoting interaction between sufferers and survivors.
MoodSwing. This is a page full of references for persons with BiPolar Disorders. A great Frequently-Asked Questions page, too!
The Menninger Clinic. Famous. Huge.
Mental Health Matters. A very nice site, with loads of links and plenty of helpful services and information.
National Eating Disorders Organization.
Psychiatric References from the University of Michigan. Note that there is a prominent disclaimer.
The Schizophrenia Home Page. Everything about Schizophrenia, or so the little voices would like us to believe. I'm not sure who is responsible for this.
Support Coalition - Human Rights & Psychiatry. This page is put together by a group of "psychiatric survivors". Interesting reading, for sure.
Dr. John's Electroconvulsive Shock Therapy Page. Chilling.
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