“Dr. Bragdon is on the leading edge of issues that must be addressed if we are going to realize a transformation in the ways in which health care is currently conceptualized and delivered. The future lies in the development of capacities which lie latent within all of us, and in technology which is more commensurate with recent scientific developments.”

— Jeffrey D. Rediger, M.D., M.Div. Medical Director, McLean Hospital SE Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA.

Resources for Extraordinary Healing: Schizophrenia, Bipolar and Other Serious Mental Illnesses

Published in February 2012 by Lightening Up Press

Author : Emma Bragdon, PhD.

We have 6 times more people with serious mental illness now then we did in the 1950s. We still don’t know the full story of the origin of mental disturbances in the USA. Brazil is our guide. This book clarifies the need for a cautious approach to psychiatric medication, reveals the model of integrative psychiatric care used in Brazil, and offers a well-organized description and list of resources for those who live outside Brazil who want integrative care. You will meet a groundbreaking new paradigm that illuminates the practical application of spirituality to mental health care.

Compelling real-life stories point the way. Contact information for safe homes, sanctuaries, empowerment centers and private practitioners are given with recommendations for further learning, making this an excellent guide and an inspiring reference for those suffering with emotional disturbances, their families, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, healthcare providers and students.

Sixteen million Americans (5% of our population) are crippled by serious mental illness according to the National Institute of Mental Health. A lead article in Reuters News in August 2011 reported that 40% of people (201 million) in the European Union are mentally ill or have brain disorders. The numbers of mentally-disabled–from tots to seniors– needing supplemental income supplied by their governments is swelling at an alarming rate. In the USA it’s 6 times what it was in 1955.

Can one recover from serious mental imbalance? How? These questions are increasingly important to emotionally disturbed people and the governments supporting them. It’s crazy, but top research psychiatrists now admit “We still don’t know the cause of most mental illness; indicators show it is not a ‘broken brain’ that can be fixed by medications.”

This 10 page booklet gives brief direction to anyone suffering from the disorientation that comes with spiritual emergency–including treatment advice for those caring for individuals undergoing spiritual emergency. http://emmabragdon.com/eb/free-ebooks/

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