Monthly Archives: October 2012

Mental health: The challenges of having a mentally ill parent

Article from Saturday’s Toronto Star, by Joanna Smith, part of a series. Mental health: The challenges of having a mentally ill parent Published on Friday October 12, 2012 Peter McCabe/For the Toronto Star Mike Santoro, 44, who has schizo-affective disorder, and … Continue reading

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why does it always rain on me? – Travis

a song written just for days like this… and the world’s biggest pogo, come on! Live at T in The Park 2005….. why does it always rain on me? – Travis I can’t sleep tonight Everybody saying everything’s alright Still … Continue reading

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me, myself and I – De La Soul

Me, Myself and I – De La Soul Mirror, mirror on the wall Tell me, mirror, what is wrong? Can it be my De La clothes Or is it just my de la song? What I do ain’t make-beleive People … Continue reading

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Is Psychiatry Commiting “Professional Suicide”?

The best answer to that question comes from the guy on the right… If you want the background story read the account by  Maia Szalavitz, originally at …of Dr David Healy speaking at a gathering of the APA. Is psychiatry committing … Continue reading

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Stress – portrait of a killer

   Excellent PBS documentary on stress and how it operates the same way in individuals in two coparable communities- one wild babboons and te other  Whitehall Civil Servants … In each… those at the bottom of the hierarchy experience the greater levels of … Continue reading

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The Stress – Hugh Mcleod

Stress is our body telling us something useful – usually : “do something!” It’s a physiological response to the situation we find ourselves in right now and rooted in 300  million years of human evolution . Its at the root of all … Continue reading

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one billion rising

ENOUGH. The violence ends NOW. Hey, Today I became part of the revolution of women and men who will WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to violence against women and girls on 2nd Feb 2013. ONE BILLION … Continue reading

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till the clouds clear – Lamb

  What’s left to say with all that’s come and gone Words get in the way and anyway the devils got your tongue And a storm brews inside and there’s nowhere to hide It’s gonna blow your cover sky high … Continue reading

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if you knew what I know…

It’s always easier to list tools and rules and pretend that’s all folks need to do a difficult, complex  job, under pressure and midst competing demands and increasing pressure to monitor performance. Tick the box training Its a game: boards, funders , … Continue reading

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