New Audiobook Drills to the Heart of Today's Mental Health Crisis

Noted authority and practitioner Eric Maisel powerfully deconstructs the “mental disorder" paradigm that is the foundation of current mental health practices ... and presents a revolutionary alternative: a “human experience" paradigm.
Published November 24 2015.
Published November 24 2015.
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NEWPORT, R.I. - Nov. 24, 2015 - PRLog -- In The Future of Mental Health, world-renowned practitioner Eric Maisel closely and incisively examines the current situation in mental health, where hundreds of millions of individuals worldwide receive unwarranted “mental disorder diagnoses." Maisel paints a picture of how mental health providers can improve their practices to better serve individuals in distress and outlines necessary steps for a much-needed mental health revolution. Maisel’s goal is to inject more human interaction into the therapeutic process.

Maisel sheds a bright light on the differences between so-called “psychiatric medication" and mere chemicals with powerful effects, and explains why the DSM-5 is silent on causes, silent on treatment, and wedded to illegitimate “symptom pictures." Maisel also delineates powerful helping alternatives like communities of care, and clearly demonstrates how one day “human experience specialists" may replace current mental health professionals.

The Future of Mental Health has received enthusiastic prepublication praise:

“Eric Maisel goes a long way toward explaining our current situation and pointing us in new directions in his excellent new book. Highly recommended!” - Louis Breger, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis

“Profoundly innovative and revolutionary ... [Maisel] describes the Herculean but not impossible tasks facing the mental health establishment and reshuffles all the cards in psychiatry.” - Patrick Landman, Psychiatrist, Child Psychiatrist, Chairman, STOP DSM

"Maisel really throws the gauntlet down with this one, and the psychiatric community will find it difficult to ignore his challenge.” - Mark D. White, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, blogger at Psychology Today, and author of The Illusion of Well-Being

An important book for both service providers and service users, The Future of Mental Health brilliantly unmasks current mental health practices and goes an important step further: it describes what we are obliged to do in order to secure better mental health services—and better mental health.


New Street Communications, LLC published the audio edition of The Future of Mental Health on November 24th, 2015. The Kindle and paper editions of the book will be published by Transaction Publishers on December 31st, 2015. For more information on the audio edition, please visit:

Eric Maisel, PhD, founded the profession of creativity coaching and writes in the areas of creativity, meaning, life purpose and mental health. He pens the Rethinking Mental Health blog for Psychology Today, a monthly print column for Professional Artist Magazine, and has been a guest on shows like The Forum, Thinking Allowed, New Dimensions, and hundreds more. Eric is the author of more than 40 books, including Coaching the Artist Within, Mastering Creative Anxiety, The Van Gogh Blues, Fearless Creating, and Rethinking Depression. He maintains a coaching practice in the San Francisco Bay Area via phone and Skype with clients around the world.

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