1. the action or process of innovating.
synonyms: change, alteration, revolution, upheaval, transformation
2. a new method, idea, product, ect.
What is Not Innovation for Mental & Behavioral Health; not more pharma, not more disease labels, not more powerlessness, not more enabling to stay sick. 


A Sober Reality
If current protocols of mental & behavioral health are effective, why do the number of Americans treated for such disruptions keep growing, and growing…? 


What is Innovative:
more mindfulness (self-awareness)
more body-awareness (fitness, strength, nutrition)
more humanness
more minimalism
more stress reduction (stress is the fuel for addiction)
more purpose, more meaning, more value
and all that jazz.


Some Research to Peak Interest
A pilot study assessing acceptability and feasibility of hatha yoga for chronic pain in people receiving opioid agonist therapy for opioid use disorder.
Mindfulness-based treatment of addiction: current state of the field and envisioning the next wave of research
Mindfulness holds promise for treating depression
The Effect of Mindfulness-Based Therapy on Anxiety and Depression: A Meta-Analytic Review


My sweet spot for JOHNS HOPKINS


In a nutshell, such a medical hospital upon which I live near…with a neurological ‘specialist’ (who really just specialized in current protocols of more medication and some rather useless research)…had successfully put my sister in a wheelchair within two years of her MS diagnosis. Her mental anguish was nearly enough to kill her i.e. suicidal. Upon such matters, we desperately needed innovation.
My sister’s life demanded innovation: new methods, new ideas…real innovation.
Upon firing such ‘specialist’ and making her way to Johns Hopkins; as a family we spent two weeks in Baltimore supporting her with new innovating treatment protocols…upon which, after two weeks, she didn’t even need her walking cane…and hasn’t needed it since…upon which, I was dancing with my sister that following holiday season –  that was three years ago.
Less meds. No wheelchair. No walking cane.
Still dancing. 



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