Monthly Archives: July 2016

Putting out fire with gasoline – David Bowie


I’ve been putting out the fire with gasoline
Putting out fire
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All the Madmen – David Bowie


‘Cause I’d rather stay here With all the madmen Than perish with the sad men roaming free And I’d rather play here With all the madmen For I’m quite content they’re all as sane As me All the Madmen -lyrics Day … Continue reading

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From Reductionism to Humanism, ISPS-US, Boston, Oct 28-30th


At the centre of any “mental illness” story is a person- a human being- who is in pain and who is struggling to find their place in the world – and it is they who do the real work.
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Thorns in the spirit…


Trauma means Wound The word “trauma” means “wound”. Trauma is not the thing that happened but the effect left within us by our experiences of what happened.  It can, though leave us experiencing life as if the thing that did … Continue reading

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Trauma is not the thing that happened…


Trauma is not the thing that happened but, in fact, the effect left within us by our experiences
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Trauma means Wound


Trauma means “wound”.
That’s it, no shit. Continue reading

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A person given a diagnosis of “psychosis” is 15 times more likely to …


Wonder how the “voice inside your head”  finished off that sentence… Some straight talking… Here’s some data: A person who has been given a diagnosis of psychosis is three times more likely to have been abused as a child than … Continue reading

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Beware of the flowers…


Beware of the flowers
‘Cause I’m sure they’re gonna get you…Yeah! Continue reading

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The Sanity of Insanity


Madness is not only understandable – its sometimes necessary Continue reading

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we spend billions…


Billions on Bollocks: that ‘s what mental health spending looks like. Continue reading

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