Jane Alexander is a former suicidal, incarcerated as mentally ill with a
combination of a bipolar disorder 1 and schizophrenia, as well as a pretty bad
case of PTSD. She cured herself and got off of all medication through
meditation alone, nothing else.
During my teens I was
institutionalized for mental illness and treated against my will. I did not
respond well to the latest and greatest drugs that were going around back in the
For the longest time I
didn’t like talking about myself, so therapy (what little I had had) did not
work out so well. I caused myself and my family a lot of problems until finally,
I pushed really hard to exit this existence with a monstrous overdose. I had a
near-death experience and ended up in a brief coma.
As I was recovering from that,
I realized that I didn’t have to live my life according to anyone’s
expectations. Going to college, having my own family, even deciding on what to
do with myself when I grew up was just too overwhelming. I had to take it slow
and just try to live one day at a time.
I moved far away from the
abusers in my family and everyone that I had hurt or had hurt me and all the
haunting memories and started a new life. In time I was able to heal myself of
my emotional, mental and spiritual wounds. It was a long and slow process that
entailed a gradually increasing stability.
After about five years of
living this crazy lifestyle of solitude and mind-body training I cured myself of
schizoaffective disorder, which is a combination of a bipolar disorder 1 and
schizophrenia, as well as a pretty bad case of PTSD.
The focus of this blog is to
discuss the current science underpinning mental health labels. What do we really
know about mental illness? What it is it, really? I want to keep an eye on the
developing findings in genetics and brain chemistry and the like. I want to be
informed and abreast. I want to comment on mental health politics and the latest
Here is more, and a great blog by Jane. She has many other web sites as
well - with links at this site.