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We believe people can and do recover from "mental illness" - because we are living it. We believe in the power of supporting each other: learning from and with each other. You are welcome to join us..

Trauma and the Goldilocks zone…


Are you traumatized enough? …too much? … or just the right amount? …”to qualify for services” Specifically, “…to qualify for inclusion” in a study being conducted into into a new therapeutic approach advertising itself as “trauma informed therapy”. What it … Continue reading

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Remembering is not required – Babette Rothschild


From Babette Rothschild… No3 in Series from the book:  8 Keys to safe trauma recovery. This below is from the series of short videos summarising the book.   #3 Remembering is Not Required “One of the holes we have in … Continue reading

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you are not alone…


This post is, in part, a response to an excellent article in Asylum magazine in which Akiko Hart expresses some concerns about the nature of the discourse in “mental health”, and makes a call for less concern with being right … Continue reading

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Beware “The Thing”


That thing… When we find the thing, that thing, the thing that “works for me” it can be liberating, freeing. It can also hold us in a trap.       “We’re caught in a trap.” -Elvis   No thing … Continue reading

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Talkin’ Talk – D’Sound


  Talkin talk is not just talk being there is half the walk.. Lyrics: Talkin Talk – D’Sound Talkin-talk is not just talk Being there is half the walk If you wanna know yourself / stay with me You gotta … Continue reading

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Children Separated From Their Parents at the Border Show Signs of Trauma


WNYC News reports how children separated from families at the US border are being brought to public hospitals in NYC showing signs of trauma – having been wounded by their experiences and showing “symptoms of psychosis”.  Surprised? Given that being … Continue reading

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How we can bring about mental health support to refugees – Essam Daod-


Essam Daod shares a story of  one way we can bring brief, important support to refugees at critical times. And also offers us a window of insight into how any of us might support any other of us  midst potentially … Continue reading

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We Fight – Dashboard Confessional


And there’s still a kid somewhere that needs to hear this That somebody cares, that somebody knows We Fight Dashboard Confessional We were the kids that left home probably too young But we took our share and maybe then some … Continue reading

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Way down we go – Kaleo


Kaleo – Way down we go. Lyrics Father tell me, we get what we deserve Oh we get what we deserve And way down we go Way down we go Say way down we go Way down we go You … Continue reading

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The Strength of Women | Little Girls Don’t Stay Little Forever – Erin May Kelly


  Erin May Kelly reads herd her poem The Strength of Women |Why Little Girls Don’t Stay Little Forever. I watched on the TV Kyle Stevens… and she said: “Little girls don’t stay little forever. they turn into strong Women … Continue reading

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