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April is the National Poetry Month

The Academy of American Poets' National Poetry Month (off-site) was created to:

  • bring attention to the legacy left by past and present poets
  • encourage reading poetry
  • help teachers to bring poetry to their students
  • give media attention to poetry, both nationally and locally
  • to support the creation, publication, and distribution of poetry books
  • to provide support and encouragement and for poets and poetry

  • * April - Featured Books *

    Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making, by John Fox

    Poetic Medicine is an inspiring book on using poetry as therapy. The author sponsors workshops along these lines and is inspired by the process himself. There is much healing in poetry, and it can help you take charge of your life and situation, to grow as an individual, and to pass through crises. It can also help heal you of the past.

    The book was written for teachers and educators, parents and children, writers, couples, and the infirm.


    Writing Away the Demons: Stories of Creative Coping through Transformative Writing, by Sherry Reiter

    Poetry therapy, coping skills for depression. Poetry can be an effective therapy for depression.

    "There is abundant scientific evidence that 'expressive writing' is a profound way to affect health and well-being. Writing Away the Demons: Stories of Creative Coping Through Transformative Writing is a stellar example of 'everyday' people discovering this truth first-hand. Along with this, Dr. Reiter is keenly sensitive to the way sharing our stories reveal soul and the remarkable resilience of human beings." -John Fox, author of Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-making --- President, The Institute for Poetic Medicine


    Mood Mapping: Plot Your Way to Emotional Health and Happiness,
    by Dr. Liz Miller

    Dr. Liz Miller is a mental health professional who works actively in the mental health field, and who shares her personal experience in recovery from Bipolar Disorder I. Over 15 years after her recovery, Dr. Miller remains free of symptoms of bipolar disorder, and has not needed to take medication for bipolar disorder during that 15 year time period. She was able to trace the triggers to her mania and depression, and circumvent them.

    Additionally, she attributes her full blown bipolar disorder to a reckless lifestyle that included abusing alcohol (the largest percentage, 50% to 66% of cases of bipolar disorder involved past or present alcohol or other substance abuse).

    Dr. Miller extensively used writing therapy to gain insight into her symptoms of bipolar disorder and to make necessary changes. Mood mapping was one tool that helped Dr. Miller identify triggers, and rectify them. Mood mapping is a widely accepted method of gaining insight, recommended in many reputable sources for bipolar disorder self help. The particular method Miller teaches here is one of several similar effective methods.

    What is unique about Miller's book is that it is written by a mental health professional who herself both had bipolar disorder, and fully recovered from it, able to get off of psychiatric drug treatment permanently.

    Miller's advise and experience give professional testimony to the fact that not all bipolar disorder is chronic and that a lifetime of psychiatric drug treatment is not the only option.

    This gives impetus to hard work by the bipolar client in the recovery process rather than complacency and resignation. In this way, Dr. Miller's methods, advice, and experience provide needed inspiration and a role model for self-efficacy for the bipolar disorder individual.

    Read Dr. Liz Miller's bipolar disorder story of recovery here (on-site). Read the AYCNP page, Living with Bipolar Disorder: Self-Determination


    Overcoming Bipolar Disorder Using Self Help Methods: 33 Practical Ideas for Recovery, Remission and Prevention, by the AYCNP, Gabrielle Woods PhD (Editor), Dr. Laura Pipoly (Foreword)


    (eBook)


    AYCNP business partners:

    counselor in Tewksbury, MA


    What is Natural Psychology and Why
    • Adolescence and Teen Psychology - Raising Teenagers ---Youth Issues Today

    • Arts Therapy: Natural remedies for anxiety and anxiety disorders

    • Sharna Olfman, Ph.D. - Children's Mental Health Issues

    • Book Excerpts and Synopsis of Remotely Controlled

    • Bipolar Disorder Self Help

    • Book Reviews, Best Psychology Books, Self Help Books with Substance

    • Children's Issues - So Sexy So Soon by Dianne Levin

    • Self Help for Depression - Five Steps

    • All-natural, positive steps for better mental health Depression self help

    • Natural Therapy for Mental Health

    • Music Psychology and Mental Health

    • Parenting Advice and Tips - 24 Steps in Positive Parenting

    • Effective Diets for Good Mental Health


    What is Natural Psychology
    ----------------------and Why

    You can overcome mental health disorders and difficulties with all-natural methods, without drugs utilizing self help, drug-free professional help, and employing lifestyle changes. By developing personal coping skills most can show marked improvement in their mental health.

    How Natural Psychology is Beneficial
    What specific ways can help adults, teens and children to overcome symptoms associated with mental health or mood disorders, and how can this be accomplished without drugs?

    Are depression and bipolar disorder lifetime disorders, or can the symptoms associated with these disorders be alleviated and brought into a state of remission? What about ADHD, what are the symptoms and solutions, and how can childhood ADHD be addressed without medication? "Natural Psychology" can accomplish this for many.

    Many are distressed by the side effects of psychiatric drugs, including those of antidepressants. Thousands if not millions of Children and teens are being overdiagnosed and overmedicated with strong psychiatric drugs. Many children and adults are prescribed four or more prescriptions at one time. It is generally acknowledged by authoritative medical professionals, that psychiatric drugs treat symptoms, rather than the disorder.

    This site discusses viable theoretically frameworks in psychology such as positive psychology and the bioecological model of mental health, which have a more solid foundation in sociological and psychological realities than the "medical model," on which the "label and drug" method of addressing psychiatric disorders is based.

    Overcoming mental health difficulties requires commitment, some sacrifice, hard work and perseverance, but it has been done and is being accomplished by many today.

    Work hard for good mental health and win!

    Natural Psychology and Mental Health Self Help - read more

    What's New in AYCNP Mental Health Solutions

    Howard Gardner Intelligence Schema Helps in Teaching Children with ADHD - AYCNP ADHD Blog
    (off-site)

    Emil Kraeplin, the Degenerative Theory and its Implications for Psychiatry and Stigma

    Bipolar Disorder Story - Dr. Liz Miller permanently overcomes bipolar disorder through lifestyle changes, writing therapy, and mood mapping.

    The Medical Model - Psychiatric Labeling and Drugging Psychiatric Labeling and Drugging - newly edited and professionally reviewed

    Schizophrenia Memoir - Illuminating Schizophrenia: Insights Into the Uncommon Mind book synopsis - Insightful memoir into causes, description, types, emotions, relationship issues from counselor and college psychology teacher with schizophrenia.

    20 Faces - Fun Grade School Activities - Free Printable Worksheets

    Coaching for Bipolar Disorder in Adults - Bipolar disorder coach specialist Bradley Foster, MA details his methods in working with clients with bipolar disorder. Coaching for bipolar disorder can be more effective than therapy, though not excluding therapy, it is often used in conjunction with other treatments.

    The eBook version of Superar el Trastorno por Deficit de Atencion con Hiperactividad (TDAH) Sin Medicacion: Guia para Padres y Educadores (Spanish Edition), will be available on Amazon Kindle for free Friday, January 11 and Saturday January 12.

    Self Help Writing - Journaling for Mental Health Self Help

    Bipolar Disorder Natural Cures
    Creating artwork can be a side-effect free natural mood stabilizer

    Education and Psychoeducation for Self and Family for Mental Health Wellness

    Exercise, Mental Health --- Regular Exercise Contributes to Good Mental Health. ----------Positive, Natural Self-Help for Depression, Bipolar Disorder

    Living With Bipolar Disorder - Self-Determination ---Towards developing personal responsibility, with the goal of recovery and remission.

    Dealing with Bipolar Disorder: Self Monitoring for Relapse Prevention

    Help for Bipolar Disorder - Coaching

    Life Without Television Can Have Psychological Benefits

    Therapy Success - Honesty Promotes Healing

    200 of the Best Books for Children and Teens - updated and revised November 21, 2012

    Marijuana and Depression - Marijuana use contributes to depression in a significant percentage of users. Marijuana use, schizophrenia closely linked. Suicide risk increased.

    Teen Depression - Time Listening to Popular Music Correlated with Major Depression - Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) - in Adolescents


    ADHD Books: Overcoming ADHD Without Medication: A Guidebook for Parents and Teachers. English/Spanish. Paperback/eBooks
    off-site


    Most Read Articles
    Pursuing realistic and attainable goals can be stabilizing for bipolar disorder. Self Help for Bipolar Disorder
    Self help for bipolar disorder is often overlooked in favor of pharmaceutical treatment based on the medical model. Self help for bipolar disorder can be effective. It takes hard work, determination and patience, but you can overcome symptoms of bipolar disorder, with the goals of recovery and remission.
    Music and psychology: Music can be a positive force for good mental health, self-esteem and a child's and teen's personality development.
    Music Psychology
    Music is a powerful force in mental health. Music can elevate our moods, change the chemical balance of our mind, or cause us to identify with powerful emotions of love or hate, peace or anger, joy or sadness. You do not necessarily need to see music identify with it, therefore, music is something we experience in our mind. Psychology and music are powerfully connected.

    Blaming the Brain: The Truth About Drugs and Mental Health, by Elliot Valenstein

    Drugging Our Children: How Profiteers Are Pushing Antipsychotics on Our Youngest, and What We Can Do to Stop It (Childhood in America), edited by Sharna Olfman, PhD

    Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and their Families,
    by Peter Breggin, MD

    Above 3 books off-site Amazon links


    The following are free e-books

    Free eBook Children's media issue. Media affects a child's mental health.


    Children's media issues: Facing the Screen Dilemma Young Children, Technology and Early Education, by the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood -
    Free Download courtesy of the CCFC (on-site)


    Coming off psychiatric drugs safely. Taking Back Control: Gaining autonomy with my medication (GAM) My Self management Guide (off-site) - This is produced by the Quebec, Canada mental health association, RRASMQ. It helps patients/clients to work along with their doctors to reduce or eliminate psychiatric medication. This is being accomplished safely and effectively in mainstream psychiatry services in Quebec through mainstream professional mental health services and organizations. The book is in French (top of page) or English (bottom). Anyone on psychiatric meds should consider this information. The book is $5 plus $5 shipping to the U.S. (not affiliated w/the AYCNP). The book is not available on standard distribution channels, but only from the authors/publishers.


    Coming off psychiatric drugs safely.
    Coming off psychiatric drugs safely
    (off-site). Another good resource is the book, Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs - Free eBook link, published by Published by The Icarus Project and Freedom Center.

    This book is also available from Amazon: Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs

    Reference for Bipolar Disorder Self-Help: MoodSwings: An Online Self Help Program for Bipolar Disorder www.moodswings.net.au MoodSwings is currently conducting a clinical study on the effectiveness of their online program (not affiliated with the AYCNP).


    eBooks from the AYCNP

    Meeting the Challenge of Bipolar Disorder: Self Help Strategies that Work! , by the Association for Natural Psychology, Gabrielle Woods PhD (Editor), Laura Pipoly PC EdD (Foreword)

    eBook - Self help for bipolar disorder is effective. By developing an array of coping skills and making gradual, incremental changes in lifestyle, mood swings are less dramatic and mood stability can be attained. $4.99


    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Checklist for Parents by Association for Youth, Children and Natural Psychology . This is a Kindle edition available for $.99


    Articles: Bipolar Disorder
    Bipolar Self Help - 50 Natural Ways
    Help for Bipolar Disorder - Coaching
    Self Monitoring, Relapse Prevention
    Psychiatric Labeling
    Bipolar Disorder Overdiagnosed
    Bipolar Disorder and Music
    Bipolar Children, Olfman
    Bipolar Disorder Treatment Teens
    Bipolar Disorder Drug Treatmemt
    Bipolar Disorder Poem
    Anger Management Tips
    Natural Psychology Articles
    Psychology History: Moral Management Successful non-
    pharmaceutical holistic treatment for mental heath in the 1800's.

    Parental Training, Educational Psychology - Keisha HIll, Ed.S., School Psychologist, Paterson, NJ

    Positive Psychology - Penn State University

    Natural Psychology Articles
    Mental Illness Recovery

    Appeal to Mental Health Treatment Centers - Mental Health Professionals

    Nathan Lebowitz, M.D. on effective diet, health, smoking - Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Englewood Medical Center

    Non-Profit Links - (off-site)
    Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
    The Icarus Project -
    Grassroots org.
    Able Child - Child Psychiatry: Non-profit parents' and children's rights.
    TRUCE - Good, balanced guidelines on TV, violence, sex.
    White Dot.org - The International Campaign Against Television.
    Association, Groups, Intervention, Defense Of Rights in Mental Health - French (use google translate). Excellent organization, mission, info.

    Featured Articles

    Urie Bronfenbrenner and the Bioecological Model of Mental Health,
    as Contrasted to the Medical Model
    Urie Bronfenbrenner was a co-founder of the Head Start preschool program in the United States. He was a Cornell University professor one of the world's leading scholars in developmental psychology, child-rearing and human ecology. Bronfenbrenner emphasized the importance of the social environments in which children are raised and offers a holistic perspective on the development of human psychology, that takes into account many inter-related factors.

    George Albee - Former president of APA

    George Albee. Noted former president of the American Psychology Association (APA), fought an ideological battle against overuse of psychiatric drugs and was opposed to their use for children. He believed social causes were at the root of most mental health disorders.

    Abortion - Psychological and Spiritual Aspects

    Psychological and spiritual aspects of abortion are considered. What happens after abortion? How can women who have had an abortion cope? What is involved with female and male grief after abortion?

    Also: Mental health infants and babies

    The Association for Youth, Children
    and Natural Psychology
    (AYCNP) and

    9 non-pharmaceutical mental health self help strategies for good mental health:

    Connect with others.
    Relax your mind.
    Exercise.
    Get Enough Rest.
    Help Others.
    Keep a journal.
    Watch your negative self-talk.
    Get involved in spiritual activities.
    Write down three good things that happen to you each day for a week.

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