What’s Beyond…Beyond Meds?

September 5, 2010 at 11:02 am 5 comments

We shall see. Gianna Kali has announced that her popular and informative blog, Beyond Meds, has reached its end.

Thank you to all my readers for being part of this transformative journey with me. It’s time for me to move on and do other things.

This blog, depending on which ranking system you look at, is between number 1 and number 5 or so of non-pharma funded mental health blogs. I feel good about leaving and that the work has been a success. — Gianna Kali

It was one of the few blogs that I checked regularly and I know many people (myself included) have found it to be of use in so many ways — news, information, inspiration, encouragement or to know they weren’t the only ones experiencing an intensely harsh withdrawal from psych drugs, particularly benzos. It was a great blog and I’ll miss seeing new posts from Gianna. Past posts, however, will remain as a resource — and with such a wealth of information and personal experience, it’s one hell of a resource.

For something as simple as a self-supported means of relaying thoughts and information to have a direct and positive effect on people’s lives is remarkable — maybe the best we can hope for — and she’s done it many times over.

Gianna is ending Beyond Meds to move forward with her life beyond the keyboard and I’m glad she’s at a point in her recovery to even approach that next step. At some as yet undetermined time, we can expect another blog from her, focused on more positive things and free from the heavier issues that make up the broken mental health world. I can’t wait. It’s not one topic that makes her blog what it is, it’s her openness and perspective. I look forward to seeing what she approaches with these qualities next.

I wish her well, both in the “blogosphere” and beyond. I’m sure good things are to come as she determines her own future. If she clues us in, great. If not, I’ll assume she’s out living life — beyond meds and beyond the internet.


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  • 1. amkuska  |  September 5, 2010 at 11:18 am

    I wish her the best also. Thanks for sharing.

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  • 3. Naturalgal  |  October 30, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I started reading Giana’s blog about 3 or 4 years ago.
    She really helped me. I did my own blog for about 1 1/2 years. I am totally weaned of psych drugs. I am a productive member of society.

    I used to be so doped up on drugs from the doctors that I didn’t know which end was up. My life was hell.

    My life is good now.

    Good for Gianna,

  • 4. abellve  |  November 1, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Congrrats to you on making a good life for yourself. Enjoy it. I’m sure it wasn’t an easy transition.

  • 5. Frances  |  September 6, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Their goodbye is always a sweet news. It’s nice to hear from people taking one big leap of progress in their journey. I wish her well!

    If you don’t mind, I would like to ask a favor from you. Can you evaluate this counseling site? I need other people’s opinions whether their services could deliver well for our mental needs. This could also be a good resource in your future posts. Thank you so much. Have a nice day.



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