Dr. Luc De Bry was born and grew up for 19 years in Central Africa, at the foot of active volcanoes and with the famous gorillas in the mist among his closest neighbours.
He obtained his degree in Biological Sciences and his PhD in Molecular Biology at the Free University of Brussels. He then joined the International Food Supply Chain Industry and for the next 30 years, he organized scientific research on Water * Plant * Food * Consumer Interactions, with the permanent aim to increase food product quality while decreasing costs.
4 years ago, with the fall of his son into psychosis, and being drowned into, what he considers as the existing psychiatric hell, he redirected his free-time to Mental Health Research as a mental health service user, tax-payer demanding better service quality and volunteer scientist.
As a result of his research, on the one hand, his son is now 16 months psych-drugs-free, no relapse and on the other hand, he is helping other sufferers to embark on their recovery journey.
Luc will further discuss his research in a later interview, including in formation on his presentation from the History of Mental Health Conference, 22-23 March 2016 at Leeds University, UK: PSYCHOSIS FALL and RECOVERY MAP
“The word psychiatry was coined in 1808, and in 1908, the word schizophrenia was coined. Since then, having monopolized mental health and isolated psych-wards away from the advantages of the multidisciplinary of general hospitals, psychiatrists pretend that schizophrenia is an incurable illness, causing permanent disability and psych-drugs-dependency for life…
However, provided that one stops to listen to psychiatrists and goes for holistic, humanistic, traditional and ancillary methods instead, then to heal schizophrenia is simply a natural process which exists since the origins of Homo sapiens, some 160,000 years ago.
Therefore, as a father who wants the best for his son, and as a scientist who contributed for his entire career to agricultural, nutritional, medical and anthropological research, in order to help other suffering families, I decided to share our family story, our family fight to get away from oppressive, stigmatizing and incompetent psychiatry, back to both wellness and dignity.
Our family journey emphasizes once again that psychiatry with its battery of toxic psych-drugs and inhumane treatments, is outdated, and offers no credible alternative to the natural healing processes of mental distress.”
If you’d like to connect with Luc regarding any questions, he has kindly offered to be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org