My Anxiety Story and the Message of Hope We Offer
- Safe Harbor /Alternative Mental Health: a message of hope and practitioner resources
- His low zinc, histadelia and anxiety
- Margot Kidder’s story with amino acids and bipolar disorder
- Success with social anxiety/pyroluria
- His greatest piece of wisdom from an elderly African priest
Safe Harbor is the world’s largest site on non-drug approaches for mental health.
Thousands of people around the world have recovered from mental disorders and now enjoy the simple pleasures of a drug-free life. Most were told this was impossible. Yet we hear from these individuals regularly. Many others have been able to significantly reduce their dependency on psychiatric medication. Commonly these people find that underlying their “mental” disorders are medical problems, allergies, toxic conditions, nutritional imbalances, poor diets, lack of exercise, or other treatable physical conditions.
Safe Harbor is a nonprofit corporation, founded in 1998 and based in Los Angeles, California.
In 1958, when Safe Harbor founder Dan Stradford was four years old, his father, William Stradford, vanished into a mental hospital with a “nervous breakdown.” After receiving a series of shock treatments and potent drugs, William Stradford returned home a broken man. His memory was gone, his personality had deteriorated, and he could scarcely hold a job.
William Stradford – a once-vibrant, personable man – never recovered. The family, with 4 children, plummeted into poverty and fell apart. All the children except for Dan ended up in children’s homes.
From a very early age, Dan Stradford felt there had to be safer, more effective alternatives for treating the mentally disturbed. In 1998 he formed the groundwork for the Safe Harbor Project to help others avoid the tragedy he witnessed growing up.
Finding many like-minded people inside and outside the medical community, Dan requested their help as board members and advisors and the Safe Harbor Project was born.
Safe Harbor has a very active Integrative Psychiatry email listserv for professionals who wish to share information on alternative mental health treatments. You can find out more about this and sign up here
This is the ebook for health professionals: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments in Psychiatry
There is a practitioner directory but I’m not sure how accurate it is right now. They just moved to a new website format and I don’t see my listing there. We’ll keep you posted as it gets fixed.
Here is a link to Margot Kidder’s story: The Role of Amino Acids in Bipolar Disorder and Mental Health
The big takeaways from this interview:
- The human mind and body is very complex and many overlapping factors can contribute to your anxiety
- The physical aspect is the most unknown cause of mental health and most practitioners don’t know about this aspect
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