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Mental health disorders are a category of health conditions characterized by behavioral, emotional, and/or cognitive problems. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 30 percent of all Americans suffer from some form of mental health disorder significant enough to require professional medical care. Conventional psychiatric care for people with mental health disorders has, since the 1950s, increasingly been co-opted by the influence of the pharmaceutical industry. As a result, today the primary form of treatment provided by conventional physicians and psychiatrists for mental health disorders is drug-based. Such drugs, however, carry a high risk of negative side effects, including suicide, homicide, and other acts of violence, as well as cognition problems, moodiness, and impotence, loss of libido, and other types of sexual dysfunction...

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  1. raymond_1964 / November 10, 2012, 5:33 am

    here i’ll give you something to be depressed about being brought up and seeing your dad drunk and beating your mom all the time or being arrested at 9 for breaking into a school going in and out of the juviniles and boys home and than the jails and prisons? i can go on and on about DEPRESSION and how and why we have it,but as soon as were born are parents start feeding us sugars and twenty or 30yrs later we have depression or a disease or cancer because the toxins from sugars,sadd diet,drugs and other toxins are weighing on our immune system,veins,arteries,some will get depression some will get fibro,cfs,bi-polar ect,ect and they call these diseases and turn right around and give us the same shit(drugs)that is causing these problems,instead of telling us”OH,ALL YOU HAVE IS TOXIN BUILD UP IN OUR SYSTEM AND WEIGHING ON IT AND GIVING US OUR PROBLEM”!!and you need to detox this stuff would be depressed too if you did’nt drink enough water to flush out all them toxins that we put in our body,no we drink pop,coffee but never enough water to help flush these toxins out.i got rid of my depression by flooding my body with oxygen because i had a colon problem and i did a oral chelation,changed my diet and now im passing this message about oxygen therapy and the truth about health.

  2. Deborah Stevenson / November 7, 2012, 4:46 am

    All antidepressant drugs contain fluoride which causes illness and slows down cognitive brain waves. However, we all need to be very careful about giving advice about not taking meds. I know because of losing my precious son and another very dear friend both to early deaths caused mainly by depression. My advice is find things you love and be involved in them. Never isolate yourself for long periods. Healthy diet and excercise helps ALL problems including depression. Holy Basil which may be purchased at your local health food stores has helped me along with Positive Affirmations and activities, Avoiding negatives and remaining active. Be on the lookout for things you Love and focus, focus, focus on those things. Above all, Do Not give up on yourselves. You are soooo worth the effort! Talk to someone today!

  3. m.smith / July 3, 2012, 1:51 am

    Hi Carol,

    We always recommend contacting your local holistic practitoner or naturopath, they will be able to gove you further guidance.

    You can use the Doctor Referral Service to locate your closest practitoners:

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  4. cjschenkel / July 3, 2012, 1:45 am

    I’ve been depressed on/off again for about 25 years. I am currently 47 years old. I just started (again) meds about 3 weeks ago. (taking 2 different ones right now) Just finished NC and loved it. Where do I start? I don’t know if I need to see a homeopathic dr, an herbalist, chelation expert, etc… My husband will explode when I tell him I want to be OFF the meds again. Thanks so much.

  5. dan_camm89 / May 28, 2012, 2:21 am

    go fishing
    jcatch a fish, cook the fish.. enjoy what the outdoors has to offer

  6. barbara sagunsky / April 11, 2012, 7:57 am


  7. m.smith / April 10, 2012, 10:34 pm

    Hi Pamela,

    Please contact us on and we would be more than happy to help you.


  8. Pamela  / April 10, 2012, 1:39 pm

    [b][/b]I also have severe depression, along with panic attacks, anxiety, and supposedly PTSD. I have been on so many different drugs that were supposed to help, but always got to max dosage with no help, and have now been told I am a non=responding patient to the meds, though I am still on Clonazepam, 4x’s a day, when I was told 11 plus years ago it was short term, and Nortryptilene. The clonazepam I notice helps me some when I get really nervous, and the Nortryp seems to help me sleep, other than that, nothing has changed. I have been on Prozac, Zoloft, and several others that escape my memory at this time, and all were at max dose, while my sister, who also has depression took Zoloft, and with the minimum dose, she found it helped immensely. I had my first remembered panic attack at age 4, and it has progressed to the point I rarely leave my apartment, and when I do, I go only to drs, bingo, grocery shopping and to pick up parcels. I cannot even visit my parents who are 76 and 82 yrs old, and so afraid that they will pass and I will have missed seeing them beforehand. I haven’t been to a holiday function for at least 8 years, including Christmas, and sleep it away alone at home. My husband and I were not living together for the last almost 3 years, but I could drive around with him to department stores to get things I needed, but he passed away Oct 25, 2011 and now I only get to the department stores if one of my daughters has the car, and we can get out the same day, which has been once last week when I finally got some new clothes that I needed badly. I found the ones I was wearing, and disliking so much, were 2 to 3 sizes too big!!! I hated going out in them, just didn’t realize they were too big, just knew they looked awful on me. I am now 58,until July, 5 ft 1 in and wear a size 4. I feel lucky have my Siamese, 3 of them, that I love so much, to keep me company. They always know when I am really down, and will spend hours or days right beside me, except for eating and such. I have asked for help getting off these meds, and they don’t want me to, and I don’t know how to myself. I have seen a physcologist several times and they say I don’t need to see them anymore!!! I also have a very hard time even gtting to my drs appointments. My apartment has become my jail as well as my home, and I NEED HELP!!! I have tried for over a 1/4 century with drs with NO RESULTS to my benefit, and feel I am going to die here in my home/jail alone someday. WHAT SHOULD I DO??? I don’t want to go crazy with so much I can’t do it, I just want to start and add when I am comfortable with what I am doing and move on to the next step. ANYTHING anyone can do to help me, is greatly appreciated!!! I just ordered the books 2 days ago, and looking forward to receiving them soon. In the meantime, I am glad there is this place for information. Thanks for listening/reading to my post. I can’t seem to stop once I start typing or talking to someone since I do it so rarely, so sorry for such a long FIRST post.

  9. Jason Shuyler / April 1, 2012, 9:23 pm

    written by Ryan Bennett, November 07, 2011

    Hi C, Hi B, especially Niacinamide, L-Tryptophan, & Fil Oil 3:1 with D.

    Yeah!!! Niacin!!! Look At The Niacin it may save your life

  10. Hillary Morgan / December 19, 2011, 9:33 pm

    I suffered with depression for 25 years and was even diagnosed as bipolar. It was all a crock perpetuated by doctors to keep me sick. I finally figured out that the meds I was on were causing half the problems and the rest was because I was hypothyroid. As soon as I got off of Synthroid and on dessicated thyroid AND on a high enough dosage my whole life changed. I am a happy healthy human being whereas before I was a pitiful excuse for one. Again, a case of treating the symptoms and not the cause. Western medical doctors are disgusting pill pushers and nothing else.

  11. a.whiteley / December 4, 2011, 11:12 pm

    Hi Samuel,

    take a look at the following page to get information on how to naturally cure addictions and dependancies on drugs.


  12. tlarge74 / December 3, 2011, 2:22 pm

    I have been on Zoloft for almost ten years now. Recently my insurance will not pay for the drug and I am trying to get off of it. I am having very bad withdrawl symptoms. What can I do to combat these and not go back on the meds?

  13. Ryan Bennett / November 7, 2011, 5:30 am

    Hi C, Hi B, especially Niacinamide, L-Tryptophan, & Fil Oil 3:1 with D.

  14. Firstfinancial / July 23, 2011, 8:24 am

    Never agree to do shock treatment. You should avoid all Sugar, dairy and processed foods. especially wheat and gluten containing foods…This is not always easy but is necessary to get relief… You should do an allergy elimination diet. Most likely your digestion is not good.. so you are not getting the right nutrients and your immune response is over worked. Your body need a break from toxic food and drinks.
    Eat as much raw food as you can try and juice everyday if possible. east salads, with many greens Avocados and beans for protein. you should take betaine hci for help with digestion start out with 2 per meal and work up you may need up to 6 or 7 with each meal be careful not to take too much.. when you feel a slight burning in your stomach that is the max you should take. another good idea would be digestive enzymes. try and use top quality supplements like Thorne,Douglas Labs, Biotics, Nutri-west and standard process. there are some other good ones but the quality is not good in many stores. also, check for candida and heavy metal levels. The main thing is to get inflamation down get the nutirnets you need and stop the fight/flight reponse and the over immune response is stressing the body out and causes many symptoms…..drugs are never the solution just a band aid….
    take a good multi one good one is advoclear from metagenics this will help detox your liver too…
    also get a good omega 3 fish oil that will reduce inflamation and help your brain and mood…..there is so much more I can say but this is a good place to begin…..hope this helps …wishing you wellness

  15. grajewo222 / June 4, 2011, 11:44 am

    I have suffered from depression since I was 20 and am now 37 years old.I have very severe depression and anxiety,none of the prescription medications do not help me at all.I was hospitalized 5 times within the last 2 years and all the doctors I saw recomend shock treatment as my only hope.Is there some natural cure which can help me to feel better because I suffer a lot and do not know if i should agree for the shock treatment or not.Thank you all for response.

  16. Seidel Jorsling / May 8, 2011, 4:59 pm

    I Have been on Lexapro for 4 years now an i been off it for 9 months but things are slowly recovering and i feel horrible i am suffering from lack of concentration, lack of coordination,weakness, agitation,twitching in the muscle, trouble breathing, feeling dizzy often so can you please help me with some advice to recover from these horrific symptoms.

  17. mmaiorca / April 11, 2011, 6:29 am

    My husband has been diagnosed with severe bipolarism for years. He is currently on depakote. When he is off depakote he becomes a monster. But I am afraid that depakote may cause other illnessess. What would be the best alternative?

  18. MERV KIT / April 10, 2011, 3:43 pm

    for those who know of others who are on tons of mental medications, (Bi-Polar, depression), explore and I beleive that all of the victims will be pleased, good luck, Merv

  19. honesT / April 9, 2011, 5:54 pm

    Makes sense to me to find out why you are depressed in the 1st place, is it from being bullied mentally, emotionally or sexually assulted. Maybe it`s physical to many drugs and your body is not releasing the amount of hormones it used to cause the glands are burned out from over production. Find the root then find the cure could be you just need to be around some good people.:)

  20. KIM CHRISTY / March 14, 2011, 4:41 pm

    for those of you on prescription drugs for depression and/or anxiety, you can find
    freedom at the road back website has natural supplements and instructions that can free anybody from the prescription drugs and their withdrawal symptoms. funny they don’t tell us how addicting they are when they hand out the precriptions.

  21. Heather Norfolk / March 9, 2011, 4:49 am

    I have suffered from depression since I was 13 and am now 35 years old. I have plenty of experience with it. Both of my grandmothers suffered from it as well. In the 50s, one grandmother had to have electroshock therapy. Currently, I take zoloft. I am not happy about it. Every time, though, that I have attempted to go off antidepressants of various sorts, I have become soooo depressed I could easily have been hospitalized. I guess what I am saying is that depression is very very complicated and inhaling some oils isn’t going to do much for severe depression. I know. So I’d use caution giving out that advice. However, there is a big difference between mild and severe depression. I would ultimately love to go off my antidepressant but I have to function in everyday life too. If you are depressed be very careful about what you do and because the withdrawal effects are so bad, you must go off these drugs gradually with help of a doctor or you will go into a major depression.

  22. Matt Black / February 4, 2011, 6:01 pm

    Stay away from the drugs, period. It can’t be easy when your care givers believe that you should take the drug. But this is a kid here and she needs to be protected from these things. If you listen to KT we all know what anti-depressants do. Heck the guy who shot up that parking lot of people recently was on prozac.

    It’s scary when parents don’t do the research for their Childrens sake. They will just give them ANY substance. If the guy went to school for 8 years and is wearing a doctors jacket they immediatly believe everything he says.

  23. BRANDON INFANTE / February 2, 2011, 6:00 am

    i find jerkinf off helps alot when im blue ;):);D

  24. shawn_steam / December 18, 2010, 9:25 am

    I can’t remember where, but i once read a study stating that vitamin B6 was the best cure for depression. Which was put up against many pharmaceutical drugs which caused extreme side affects. Not to mention the vitamin B6 had better results as well, although i am not sure on the proper dosage. Now that i think of it i also saw something on a documentary about it called Food Matters. Hope this info is helpful.

  25. newmankal / November 26, 2010, 8:27 pm

    I would suggest full body cleansing candida and colon intensive body-workout radical change to your deit raw vegetable specially those rich with mineral and vitamins I recommend
    SWISS CHARD red or green and ALFALFA SPROUT and get engaged into what u like eg reading music and so on this has done miracle for me it might work for u

  26. linda499 / October 20, 2010, 5:45 pm

    I would suggest a couple of things for depression: Avoid all pharmaceutical drugs like the plague. Anti-depressants are very harmful drugs. I know because i took some when i was younger. They made me suicidal and i even had hallucinations. I would also suggest avoiding sugar and caffeine. Good oils would be beneficial, like oily fish such as trout, tuna, sardine, cod liver oil… Juicing vegetables would be good too, like carrots, brocoli, spinach, kale, cantaloupe, wheatgrass….etc

  27. Troy Abraham / October 8, 2010, 1:45 pm

    best remedy i can suggest is chamomile or lavender. Using these two herbs found at health food store can cure depression when taken in conjunction or unity with her medications. Try that is heals me and it will heal your daughter.

  28. bdemaria / September 18, 2010, 2:36 am

    My daughters friend (18) was just diagnosed with bi-polar, and was given a prescription for anti depressents and sleeping pills. I have been around this girl, and she doesn’t really seem to fit that bill. She is young, coping with her parents seperation, has no support system in her home, and has a verbally abusive father. She does not want to start taking all this medication, which I agree with, due to the adverse side effects, especially at her age. She does not have alot of money, but is up to any and all natural remedies, Suggestions?

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