by Brian Shilhavy
Health Impact News Editor
Dr. Kelly Brogan is a Manhattan-based holistic women’s health psychiatrist. Her credentials are impressive. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from MIT in Systems Neuroscience. She is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine.
We have featured the work of Dr. Brogan here on Health Impact News in the past. See, for example:
But it is not because of Dr. Brogan’s credentials that New York book publishers lined up to bid for the rights to publish her new book, where she landed a 7 figure book publishing deal that paid out one of the largest advances in royalties in the history of her publisher, HarperCollins.
It was because Dr. Brogan speaks to an issue affecting millions of women world-wide, the issue of depression, and how to treat depression without toxic drugs.
After landing such a lucrative book deal such as Dr. Brogan did, it is customary to make the rounds of mainstream media programs to promote the book. The pre-release sales of the book has already catapulted her book to #1 on Amazon.com in a couple of book categories.
A book deal this big covering a topic as popular as woman’s mental health, should have had all the major media outlets fighting each other to get Dr. Brogan on their shows.
However, after the publisher sent the galley to all the major networks, not one single one wanted to invite Dr. Brogan, and Dr. Brogan reports that one station even threatened to give negative publicity to the book.
When I submitted A Mind of Your Own  to the publisher, I was shocked by how uncensored it was. The material went straight to the HarperCollins printing presses without a single black line. I took it as a sign that this Truth was ready to be born.
Then reality set in. Unsurprisingly, the top media outlets – all supported by Pharma advertising – are now blacklisting any press on this book. And even threatening negative press if they do report.
Psychiatrists Who Dare to Speak the Truth Are Rare
Gone are the days when psychiatrists and psychologists used counseling and therapy to deal with mental health, rather than quickly prescribe a hazardous drug with a multitude of side-effects and risk for addiction. Even less common are nutritional interventions that can deal with the root causes of many mental health issues, as they are not taught in medical schools.
It is very rare for a psychiatrist to speak out against the drug abuse happening today within the field of psychiatry, as they risk losing their careers or worse for threatening a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry profiting from mental health problems. We have featured the work of some of these noble physicians here at Health Impact News, such as Dr. David Healy , Dr. Allen Frances , and Dr. Peter R. Breggin , as well as the pioneering work of Dr. Irving Kirsch  who has shown that antidepressant drugs no better than placebos  in terms of real efficacy in healing mental illnesses.
Dr. Brogan, however, might be the rarest of the rare, as she is a woman speaking out in an area of health dominated by men. Statistics show  that American women take nearly 65 percent more prescription drugs, on average, than men. This makes women a more lucrative market for the pharmaceutical industry. Many aspects of health unique to womanhood, such as childbirth, menopause, and other health issues, have turned into marketing opportunities for the pharmaceutical industry to prescribe drugs to women.
Dr. Brogan is a unique voice offering alternatives, and no doubt she presents an economic threat to the pharmaceutical model of mental health and woman’s health.
We must not let the pharmaceutical industry, and their influence over the mainstream media, silence Dr. Brogan’s unique message, which can benefit so many.
Help Dr. Brogan’s Book to Get to the Masses
Dr. Brogan has reached out to Health Impact News and others in the alternative media to get the message out about her new book, A Mind of Your Own .
It is time for the alternative media to rise up and overcome the censorship that is bought by the advertisers of the mainstream media, such as the pharmaceutical industry. Let’s help get Dr. Brogan’s book on to the N.Y. Times best-seller list without any help from the mainstream media!
This is what Dr. Brogan is requesting:
Here’s where I need your help.
In honor of our David vs Goliath fight, I am asking you to:
1. Call your local bookstore – the one you haven’t been to in a while – and ask if they are stocking the book (if not they will order it). Go grab a copy for yourself and every person you love.2. Take a selfie with the book at your local bookstore.
3. Post this pic on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #amindofyourown and tag your location!
I feel an excitement building inside me and it has to do with the power of grass-roots community to overcome adversity, even against great odds. I can’t wait to see your beautiful faces!
Learn more at kellybroganmd.com