Founded by Dr. Loren Mosher, Chief of the Center for Studies of Schizophrenia at the National Institute of Mental Health, 1969-1980, the SOTERIA PROJECT, clearly demonstrated that there is a better way than drug-based treatment for those suffering symptoms often diagnosed as psychosis or schizophrenia.
Because the project's overwhelming and indisputable success stepped on the toes of psychiatry and the drug industry, the project lost funding, and Mosher lost his position at the NIMH.
For more on Mosher and the Soteria Project, read about it in Robert B. Whitaker's books, MAD IN AMERICA and ANATOMY OF AN EPIDEMIC.
Also see info on this website: http://www.moshersoteria.com/
Though the original Soteria Project (San Francisco) ended decades ago, newer versions have been reborn, one in Switzerland and another in Alaska.
For more info on Alaska's project: http://soteria-alaska.com/
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