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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..

Running The World – Jarvis Cocker


Running the World Jarvis Cocker Did you hear? There’s a natural order Those most deserving will end up with the most That the cream cannot help but always rise up to the top Well I say, “Shit floats” If you … Continue reading

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#WeApplaud #OnApplaudit: Millions pay tribute to hospital workers from their balconies


Millions of citizens in countries across Europe step out of the front door, onto the balcony or lean out the window to applaud the work of healthcare workers who  care for us and others who work in other essential services  … Continue reading

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Reality – objective, cultural, shared and unshared


Some ideas on reality by Seth Godin: shared, unshared, objective and cultural; also context, bananas and bicycles. Reality used to be a friend of mine. Sometimes we impose our version of reality upon others. Sometimes others use their power to … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices Group Toronto | 2020


Now in our Tenth Year ! PLEASE NOTE The Mar 19th 2020 HV Group Toronto mtg will be going to the MOVIES Join us for FREE SCREENING: BIRDMAN 6pm to 9pm @Robarts Library, UofT https://recoverynet.ca/?s=mad+fer+movies   The Where Inner City … Continue reading

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The biology of our best and worst selves – Robert Sapolsky


One thing that’s clear is you’re not going to get anywhere if you think there’s going to be the brain region or the hormone or the gene or the childhood experience or the evolutionary mechanism that explains everything.  Instead, every bit of behavior … Continue reading

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Poverty is not a lack of character: it’s a lack of cash.


Excellent piece by Rutger Bregman at http://www.thecorrespondent.com and illustrated with photos by Chow and Lin. and, bonus.. Scroll to the end for Rutger Bregman’s TED Talk Poverty isn’t a lack of character it’s a lack of cash How did “Toronto … Continue reading

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The path to success is a squiggle


Success- whatever that is, is not at the end of a predetermined linear path of must-do steps. It is much, much more to do with having made our own path to getting there- wherever that is we find ourselves in … Continue reading

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Mad Fer Movies – Film Series 2020


Mad fer Movies? Three movies – one each month for three months. Free screenings at UoT Robarts Library on St George. That’s the giant concrete Turkey-wot-didn’t-vote-for-you-know-what looking building. Media Commons, third floor. All welcome. Each screening will be followed by … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices Workshop #1 Accepting Voices – Thu 30th April 2020


This introductory and foundational workshop will open doors of new understanding, in non-diagnostic non-categorising ways, a range of human experiences like difficult-to-hear voices that get called names like “psychosis”. This workshop is designed especially for those who work in health … Continue reading

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Backpacks – Trevor Boyd


Backpacks Trevor Boyd   My life is like this backpack I carry with me, The content inside it brings complexity. My classmates all have them, but none are the same. Each has its own items, each attached to a name. … Continue reading

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