Monthly Archives: February 2014

Hollow Talk – Choir of Young Believers


Echoes start as a cross in you, Trembling noises that come to soon. Spatial movement which seems to you, Resonating your mask or feud. Hollow talking and hollow girl, Force it up from the root of pain.   . . … Continue reading

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one billion rising – 14 Feb 2014


I dance cause I love Dance cause I dream Dance cause I’ve had enough Dance to stop the screams Dance to break the rules Dance to stop the pain Dance to turn it upside down It’s time to break the … Continue reading

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if it’s forced it’s not treatment


How do we force someone to heal? How can we make someone recover? We can’t. Healing can’t be scheduled into a ten minute appointment and healing can’t be forced. Treatment can’t be forced because if it’s forced it’s not  treatment …its … Continue reading

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the message – Grandmaster Flash


Don’t push me cos I’m close to the edge. I’m try-in not to lose my head It’s like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under     Songwriters: MARTIN/SHAPIRO/NESLER It’s like a jungle sometimes it … Continue reading

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Worker Training – #1 Accepting Voices – Fri 28th March 2014


Announcing a new opportunity for you to participate in this excellent workshop designed for workers in any role or discipline and working in any  organization. If, in your work, you encounter people who hear voices – and who might struggle … Continue reading

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subterranean homesick blues – Bob Dylan


Johny’s in the basement Mixing up the medicine I’m on the pavement Thinking about the government The man in the trench coat Badge out, laid off Says he’s got a bad cough Wants to get it paid off Look out … Continue reading

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“Stigma” begins with a “D”


Stigma begins with a “D”
and is pronounced “Discrimination” Continue reading

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what we observe…


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Psychosis 2.0 – Toronto, Friday 13th June 2014


Mark Your Calendars Announcing… Friday 13th June 2014 Toronto Hart House, U of T Psychosis 2.0 shares evolving perspectives on recovery from extreme mental states and follows on from the ground breaking Nov 2011 conference: Challenging our Understanding of Psychosis … Continue reading

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A “Disturbed Person” is a Distressed Person


Two years ago today Michael Eligon was shot by an officer of Toronto Police Service because, as the officer told an inquest into three shootings in similar circumstances, that he was “in immediate or imminent fear for his life and … Continue reading

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