A PATH OF MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY
Thousands of people have recovered from significant mental distress and now lead happy and productive lives. Integrative mental health is often the pathway taken. This paradigm helps uncover and treat the deeper causes of mental distress instead of a masking a shallower subset of symptoms.
Integrative mental health offers a diverse set of options that include, but go well beyond, medication.
These options have been validated by thousands of scientific studies and affirmed by many who have reclaimed their lives. Work with doctors and licensed practitioners who can help find the approaches most helpful for you.
Integrative Mental Health offers hope.
Not pipe-dream hope, but real and enduring hope grounded in proven human wellness techniques and evidence-based medicine. Many of these approaches are holistic and can be used with or without psychiatric drugs. They often help open the door to sustainable wellness and recovery.
ONWARD Mental Health provides Integrative Mental Health insight.
Through speaking engagements, books, research summaries, monographs, training, infographics, editing services, and one-on-one interaction, we articulate an evidence-based and humane map for mental health recovery. We help people use that map to take their next best step forward. Choices in Recovery is our first book.
We hold important:
Integrative Mental Health, a discipline that combines the best of conventional psychiatry with complementary and alternative treatments.
Robust testing. Thorough biomedical and psychosocial root-cause evaluations to help identify and address the unique causative factors of an individual's mental distress.
Non-drug options. Broad awareness of the many evidence-based non-drug approaches that are currently underutilized and have strong unrealized potential.
Safety. A harm-reduction approach to mental health grounded in the sharing of therapy benefits and risk and the use of the lowest-risk-of-harm options first.
Transparency. Highlighting the understated harms and overstated benefits of psychiatric drugs to help inform the best choices in care.
Respect. Self-determination, compassion, and individualized humane care for those in mental distress.
Recovery. The reality of personal recovery that enables people to live happy, meaningful, and productive lives.
We listen before we speak.
We learn before we advise.
We express our insight respectfully, clearly, and fearlessly.