Monthly Archives: October 2018

WMD on WMHD 2018


  Plenty to like in the WHO statement  for World Mental Health Day 10th  October 2018 , calling for the  need to focus on mental health of young persons; with an emphasis on recognising the stressful world not of their … Continue reading

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Ceremony – Joy Division / New Order


This is why events unnerve me Notice whom for wheels are turning Heaven knows, it’s got to be this time       This is why events unnerve me They find it all, a different story Notice whom for wheels … Continue reading

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Staircase of Oppression in “Mental Health”


Two-and-some years ago I stumbled across a video online, a TEDx talk I  found very useful, in which the presenter shared a diagram, a conceptual model of how oppression is constructed, in steps, as an escalation, first from categorizing persons, … Continue reading

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Recovery as a Self-Directed Process of Healing and Transformation By: Patricia E. Deegan Ph.D.


The word “recovery” has now stuck onto every sentence uttered in mental health services just so we’ll know just how “recovery oriented” everything and everyone has now become. “Recovery oriented” is now an established branding but just what does that mean? … Continue reading

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