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Emma Bragdon

Director of Integrative Mental Health University (IMHU). Licensed as a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist in 1988--now a teacher and coach at and onsite. Author of 6 quite serious books and an amusing and informative booklet that pokes fun at the new Bible of Psychiatry, the DSM-5. Emma has been deeply involved in bridging spirituality and mental health since 1966. She lives in VT, USA.

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About this Course

9 Psychiatrists Transforming Psychiatry: When Psych Meds are no longer #1

A thoughtful interweaving of information to help the viewer understand Integrative Psychiatry, comprehend its value, and be able to find an integrative psychiatrist to assist with optimizing mental you don't have to sort out this complex field on your own, spinning through google.

This course will help you:

  • Acknowledge the extent of mental health issues in the USA
  • Understand that psych meds are not the only way to work with mental disturbance
  • Recognize what other options you or a family member might have for managing mental disturbances.
  • Discover pathways that may allow you to feel happier with no side effects
  • Learn about natural options to treat the causes of problems
  •  Evaluate how YOU want to manage mental health issues
  • Explore the path to become more “integrative”--as a consumer or a provider
  • Get  guidance to locate the  provider you feel is best suited for you

Dates: Open can cherry pick what you want to see at a time convenient for you.

Structure: You’ll watch videos, have some reading, and discuss with other students and the facilitator, if you wish.  Interwoven will be interludes with comedians—Laughter is, after all, the best medicine.  The course includes 4 unique pre-recorded interviews between Emma Bragdon, PhD and diverse psychiatrists as well as interviews and presentations from the public domain that have been carefully selected for this course.  You will have access to watch vids of influential MDs and psychiatrists who are leading us away from drive-thru psychiatry (relying too heavily on psych meds) to a more effective, humane way of overcoming mental health problems: Drs Peter Gotzche, Allen Frances, Peter Breggin, Gabor Mate, Scott Shannon, Mark Hyman, Roger Walsh, David Healy, James Greenblatt, Dietrich Klinghardt, and Loren Mosher.  Resources are given for additional books, articles and organizations that offer referrals.

Course Content: 

 Mainstream Psychiatry, the Mafia and Over-Diagnosis

Lives Left in Ruin: Why We Need This Course

Peter Gotzche, MD: Halting the Corruption Within Big Pharma

Allen Frances, MD: Stopping Over-diagnosis and Returning to Normalcy


Psychiatrists Going Integrative

Alice Lee, MD:  Why I Am Now an Integrative Doc

Mary Ackerley, MD:  Integrative Psychiatry Simply Works Better

MDs Who Draw from the Well of Eastern Spirituality


Risks of Prescription Drugs

David Healy, MD: What People Experience on Psych Meds

Peter Breggin, MD: Spell Binding is Not Just for Witches

Being Mad in America


Taming the Dragons of Autism and ADHD

Labeling ADHD Like Crazy

James Greenblatt, MD: Natural Protocols To Overcome ADHD

Dietrich Klinghardt, MD: A Cure for Autism


Can You Stop Schizophrenia in Its Tracks?

Loren Mosher, MD: Soteria House Worked!

Judith Pentz, MD:  Why We Need Soteria Now

A Mother’s Story with Her Schizophrenic Son


Creating Successful Teams

Scott Shannon, MD: A Model Mental Health Center

Rick Leskowitz, MD: The Joy of Sox

How to Find the Right Doc for YOU: Referral Bases

Feedback from former students:

“This course represents hope for individuals coping with mental health issues. Just knowing that Holistic care has been available at numerous sites in well established centers across the US, makes it easier to validate using 'energy tools'. This course is a gift for basically ...any nurse. doctor, mother, father....anyone.” --Doris Lessing, RN, Canada

 "The online format is effective and the use of videos makes the material come more alive than simply reading text or listening to audio...This material did a good job in providing people with incentive to take control of their own/family's mental health recovery process - starting from the many issues surrounding psychotropics (that give us considerable incentive to look for other options) to diet/nutrition, orthomolecular, multi-disciplinary practices and more…[It] provides hope.”—Craig Wagner, consumer advocate, MI, USA

I found the course, fascinating and wonderful. Just gaining a perspective on what might be possible for people with Autism and Bi-Polar diagnoses in the way of drug-free approaches was liberating.--GH, NH, USA

“The course is very ambitious, serious and well-documented. Well-invested money! … I recognize themes/discussions from Sweden - the use of drugs and the tendency to over-diagnose.”--Elisabeth J Mollstedt, Sweden

"... I am just stunned at the amount of information that you gathered for this course. It’s very moving, and it is certainly opening. I very much appreciate and value it …Thank goodness for your vision…Your course and the life events [with my loved one who was diagnosed with mental illness] have given me the opportunity to view this issue of “mental illness” from many facets. "—Diana Cooper, CO, USA

 Facilitator: Emma Bragdon, PhD is the Founder/Director of Integrative Mental Health for You.  She was licensed as a Marriage, Family, Child Therapist in 1988 and has been involved with teaching complementary therapies for 45 years.  She has written 7 books and co-produced two documentary films.

Price of Course: $115.00 USD or Payment Plan: $40. per month for 3 months. IMHU can offer partial scholarships to those who are financially challenged. Apply here.

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