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Saturday, 04, April, 2020

Anne Marie O'Beirne

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I'm a survivor of Irish mainstream Psychiatry on an inter-generational level. I had an adverse reaction to the SSRI Citalopram in 2008 leading to a Bipolar label, forced treatment and 3 years of polypharmacy with a cocktail of powerful drugs. The SSRI triggered mania & 'psychosis' which in many ways felt like a Spiritual awakening that was misunderstood. I'm trained in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and as a WRAP facilitator (Wellness Recovery Action Plan). I attended various short training courses in the area of mental health and many conferences. I spoke on radio with UK Clinical Psychologist Anne Cooke and wrote a newspaper article about my experience at a national level.