Monthly Archives: April 2014

151 Prescription drugs under safety investigation in Canada


Toronto Star has published a list of 151 prescription drugs undergoing safety investigations in 2o13. The Star obtained the information only after persistently bugging officials at Health Canada. With a remarkable example of doublespeak, up till now Canada’s drug safety authority … Continue reading

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papering over the cracks in a fractured society


Sort of disclaimer for talk about Psych Meds Here at recoverynet.ca we believe that medications are not a moral issue. Taking meds is not a moral issue – no more than not taking meds is a moral issue. For each … Continue reading

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fascination – Cabaret Voltaire


Slipping into new disguise, Your eyes know, your body lies. This fascination. This fascination. This, fascination.           Slipping into new disguise, Your eyes know, your body lies. This fascination. This fascination. This, fascination. Your thoughts, closed … Continue reading

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the unreasonable man -George Bernard Shaw


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“Mental health” services or “compliance” services?


How did mental health become so much about “compliance” and non-compliance? What other branch of medicine even has the notion that a patient must comply ? If people were offered choice – and I mean real choice,  not simply the false … Continue reading

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Hearing voices can be a good thing – Jeanette Winterson


  Jeanette Winterson, author, playwright, on how hearing voices can be a good thing,  and on how madness is not the end but the start of a healing process. And if, because of that, you want to put her in … Continue reading

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Blue Monday – New order


How does it feel To treat me like you do I thought I was mistaken And I thought I heard you speak Tell me how do I feel Tell me now how should I feel   Bazinga that. FAC73   … Continue reading

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when a person is kept in position of inferiority – Simone de Beauvoir


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coming out of your closet – Ash Beckham


Ash Beckham’s wonderful  talk at  TEDx Colorado.  All a  closet is, is  a hard conversation.  “My closet happens to be rainbow. Inside you cant tell what colour the walls are” Whatever the walls inside your closet look like: inside, alone … Continue reading

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