Monthly Archives: January 2012

Dr Gabor Mate – coming to Toronto – Apr 2012


Dr Gabor Mate – coming to Toronto Please note this page is for the 2012 conference…  for 2013 CDCC click here Child Development and Community Conference (CDCC) Toronto on April 13 and 14, 2012. Regulars here will by now have noticed … Continue reading

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come laugh your head off!


Come Laugh Your Head Off! The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario Presents: LAUGHING LIKE CRAZY Comedy Showcase Featuring stand-up comedy performances by graduates of the first ever Young Adult Program! (ages 19 to 32) Writing comedy about experiences of the … Continue reading

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Learning to Cope With a Mind’s Taunting Voices


Another piece highlighted by INTERVOICE’s media watch… From NY Times, Aug 2011 view the short video -click on the image below to  [2.5mins] to read the article click the link below… Lives Restored Learning to Cope With a Mind’s Taunting … Continue reading

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She let go


This one is for Earla. cartoon by Hugh Mcleod @gapingvoid.com She Let Go  After this cartoon went out earlier this year, we received a number of emails from people asking for female version. Here it is!  I think the Buddhist … Continue reading

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Richard Bentall – Diagnoses are psychiatry’s star signs. Let’s listen more and drug people less


UK Guardian Monday 31 August 2009 Diagnoses are psychiatry’s star signs. Let’s listen more and drug people less The biological approach to treating mental illness has been a lamentable failure. We must focus on a patient as a person  Surveying … Continue reading

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My [Mental] Skillness


Believing she is more than her illness this Toronto based bloger prefers to adopt mental skillness in recognition that the what she experiences diagnosed as OCD  brings stuff she’d really prefer not to have in her live , like tormented … Continue reading

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There is a Fault in Reality


Excellent 30min movie about people who  hear voices. Features Jaqui Dillon, Peter Bullimore  and John Swift link… [snagfilm id=”f2511e70-c2b0-11e0-bf7a-0026bb61d036″] Now available on You Tube… -thanks Jacqui Dillon

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Dr Martin Luther King Jr


Dr Martin Luther King Jr is Celebrated today in the US with a  National Holiday. I received  these two quotes in my email from Seth Godin’s blog this morning… They could have been written today. … about recovery? “Change does not roll in … Continue reading

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Dr. Gabor Maté ~ Who We Are When We Are Not Addicted: The Possible Human


Dr Gabor Mate starts this talk in the best possible way: by confessing he does not know anything about the subject in the title, but that means it offers him the opprtunity to learn something new. And as he talks, … Continue reading

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Joanna Moncrieff – Changing the balance of psychosis treatment


Joanna Moncrieff and the Critical Psychiatry Network offer us a different way of thinking about how psychiatric medications work; and ways to use them  that assist healing but reduce the adverse effects – and especially the devastating effects that result from long … Continue reading

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