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Dr. Peter Breggin’s new concept of medication spellbinding provides insights into why so many people take psychiatric drugs when the drugs are doing more harm than good. Psychiatric drugs, and all other drugs that affect the mind, spellbind the individual by masking their adverse mental effects from the individual taking the drugs. If the person experiences a mental side effect, such as anger or sadness, he or she is likely to attribute it to something other than drug, perhaps blaming it on a loved one or on their own “mental illness.” Often people taking psychiatric drugs claim to feel better than ever when in reality their mental life and behavior is impaired. In the extreme, medication spellbinding leads otherwise well-functioning and ethical individuals to commit criminal acts, violence or suicide.

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Why are so many young people ending their own lives? It seems conventional methods to combat depression aren’t helping. 

Suicide is a leading cause of death, especially in young people.

https://ourworldindata.org/suicide#suicide-is-a-leading-cause-of-death-especially-in-young-people

What is happening? Why aren't the numbers of suicide deaths going down, with all the antidepressants people are using?

Suicide happens within the church body. It did with us. We are an average family, living on a farm in Northeast Missouri, the Heartland.

 

 

My best friend-my brother’s suicide: Grief and healing

December 8, 2022

Suicide has become such a huge part of my life. My oldest brother Brad died by suicide on September 17, 2015, at the age of just 18. Brad was in his first year of college at CMU, Central Methodist University, in Fayette, MO. Brad seemed to be excited about it and have it all figured…

The Silent War

November 3, 2022

I have typically not failed at many things I put my mind too. Yet three attempts to take my own life somehow I managed to fail that. Some say fate, others say I didn’t really try hard enough, but I would like to believe it was God and His higher plan for my life. When…

Masks

October 10, 2022

In loving memory of Shari by Suzi Dennis My husband (father of my children) went to Heaven in 1979 at the age of 32. That was hard, very hard. But losing my daughter in 2013 to suicide was the worst possible thing that could ever happen to me. That was almost ten years ago and…

Jasmine’s Story

October 6, 2022

Hello, my name is Jasmine Jewell Lindsey and by the saving grace of God, I am here today to tell my story. I grew up in a Christian home with my mom and step dad in northeast Missouri. I grew up going to church and had a real desire to live for the Lord and…

October 5, 2022

After speaking at a Church Youth Group event, one of the youth handed me this note. I keep it on my fridge to remind myself that by sharing Toby’s story and what we learned from it, he is making a difference in people’s lives.    

Suicide Loss Survivor Visits PFH

October 4, 2022

How can you identify someone who might be having thoughts of suicide? How can you get people to open up and share their inner thoughts? Triggers for suicide, drug abuse and addiction, medication, spiritual battle, grief, and signs of suicide are a few of the topics discussed in a just an hour and half. The…

Fathers and Daughters Never Say Goodbye

October 3, 2022

My name is Craig Kroeter and I’m a suicide loss survivor. Our daughter Katie died by suicide September 5th 2018. We miss her every day.   Katie was a beautiful 25-year-old young woman. She always brought a smile to the face of the people that she met. Her “thing” was helping people, a genuine people…

Facing the realities of teen suicide

September 29, 2022

by Denise George, Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist I’m posting this article with permission from Denise George, bestselling author, mentor and teacher. Visit her website here. Her work here is very thorough, which includes comments on the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash Facing the realities of teen suicide

Is there any hope?

September 28, 2022

Since our Toby died in May of 2016, my husband, Tim, and I have been all over the U.S. and other countries, talking about suicide with people. We also share our faith in Jesus. There have been many interesting conversations had. We’ve learned a lot and shed many tears together. We’ve been left with a…

Hope & Light

September 27, 2022

by Dawn Whitcomb   Suicide touched my life on the crisp clear morning on Friday November 6th , 2015 at 10:30am. The day my beautiful 18-year-old son Dylan took his life. That morning the self that I knew took flight and another one emerged. Dylan was a compassionate, kind and lover of all things. Although…