Monthly Archives: October 2011


Rethinking Psychiatry is a movement dedicated to creating a more holistic, compassionate and effective approach to mental health care.

Action Groups

We are an organic group and expect to continue to grow and evolve.  At this point, due to the interest and passion of individuals or groups, eight action groups have emerged. Please contact the group facilitators for more information, or if you want to be included in any group.  Also, do be assured that Rethinking Psychiatry will be eager to support you and your interest if you do not find it below.

Art Therapy

Eartha Forest:
Isabel Sheridan:


Alice Cotton:
Kate Hill:

Education and Outreach

Terry Danielson:
Marcia Meyers:

MOMS Movement

Cindi Fisher:

Political/Direct Action

Sarah Smith:

Healing Perspectives, Protocols, Places, & Perceptions

(AKA the Health & Nutrition Group)

Chris Foulke:
Tim Shannon:

Spiritual Emergence

Harriet Cooke:

Robert Whitaker on Psychotropic Drugs and Children

Robert WhitakerIn this WGBH video, Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic, discusses the disturbing effects of psychotropic drugs prescribed for children. Such medications, used for ADHD, depression, anxiety, etc., have become commonplace over the past 30 years. This practice profoundly alters the lives of the children. Now we, as a society, urgently need to address this question: do the medications help the children thrive and grow up into healthy adults? Or does this practice do more harm than good over the long-term. Robert Whitaker emphasizes two things:

  1. the need for an objective, evidence-based approach to evaluating these drugs
  2. the need for better public understanding of how these medications work.

Click here to watch.  Recorded June 15, 2010. 51 minutes