What Doctors may not tell you

There is a mountain of information available about mental health. So it’s not unexpected that Doctors may not tsll all  The following organisations are useful resources to help you and your family to better navigate the world of mental health and to explore the different approaches to mental health, and a wide range of responses to it.

The English Hearing Voices Network are one of many similar networks around the world. If you hear voices, see visions or have similar sensory experiences – you’re not alone. The statistics vary, but somewhere between 3 and 10% of the population have experiences like these.

The Icarus Project is a support network and education project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness.

ISPS works to promote greater knowledge of the different psychological approaches to psychosis and psychotic experiences – psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, arts-based, family and holistic approaches – and their better integration with each other and with pharmaceutical approaches

The Critical Psychiatry Network – a network of like minded psychiatrists who are unafraid to ask difficult questions of their own profession.  They do not offer clinical advice.

And there is more to tell

Check out our second part to find out more information doctors may not tell you.

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