FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 8, 2018
Contact: Safe Harbor’s Media Liaison
2333 Lincoln Avenue Altadena, CA 91001
Phone: (626) 791-7858 | Fax: (626) 791-7867
Dr. Jordan Schaul Appointed Acting Executive Director of Safe Harbor (AMH)
LOS ANGELES, California—Safe Harbor – the Voice of Alternative Mental Health – has selected Dr. Jordan Carlton Schaul, an evolutionary zoologist and biopsychologist with preventive and public health certification, as its acting executive director. Dr. Schaul is a proponent of the One Health Initiative with didactic training and clinical experience in comparative medical and allied health disciplines.
Safe Harbor is a nonprofit holistic advocacy organization, which promotes literacy and guidance concerning “non-drug indications” for managing symptoms of emotional and behavioral disorders and common mental health conditions. Although indicated to treat presenting psychiatric symptoms, many drugs are often deemed over-prescribed by the medical establishment. Providers of both traditional and alternative medicine increasingly agree that prescriptions for approved label and more significantly, off-label (FDA-approved drugs for an unapproved use) psychoactive drugs to treat a multitude of conditions, continues to increase and at a potentially dangerous rate.
While medical management is critical for treating certain psychiatric symptoms, many mental health conditions, can be treated without drug intervention or with alternative and complimentary therapies. Lifelong or indefinite administration with psychoactive pharmacological agents used in psychopharmaceuticals can pose severe side effects and include health risks when used long term.
Our hope is to confer literacy concerning traditional and alternative mental health care options, including treatment with “non-drug” therapies (e.g., psychotherapy or brain stimulation therapies, etc.) and provide information on additional and healthier lifestyle practices and promote global mental health wellness.
Schaul’s service as a board director for both social and environmental nonprofit organizations (including the Northwest Autism Foundation) and his executive leadership experience, confers him an ability to “get up to speed”quickly and “hit the ground running.”
Dan Stradford, Safe Harbor’s founder and president, and lead author of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments in Psychiatry, said, “We welcome Jordan’s versatility and experience in nonprofit leadership and management and his aptitude and acumen for naturopathic medicine and preventive behavioral health and wellness. His personal and professional exposure to emotionally, behaviorally, and psychologically challenged populations— historically and increasingly treated with pharmaceuticals—allows us to expand our cyber health literacy programs among other initiatives.”
Stradford said, “Jordan is a very good fit for advancing Safe Harbor’s mission and vision, and for contributing to our continuing growth and reach. He has worked with neurodiverse learning and developmentally impaired children, with inmate populations and has didactic and clinical training in pharmacology and comparative nutrition. He conducted research on the biology of aggression through preclinical and neurochemical/neuroanatomical studies when he was a neuroscience student at Skidmore College.”
Safe Harbor coined the term “alternative mental health” and is one of the Web’s most recognized alternative mental and behavioral health resources.
Our online directories provide a global network of experienced providers and practitioners, other proponents, and interested parties concerned with safe and best non-pharmaceutical therapy options in behavioral wellness and medicine.
Safe Harbor’s mission is to educate the public, the medical field and government agencies on non-drug treatments in mental health care.
Update: Sharing a recent pop culture review of alternative therapies.
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