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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..

Hyperactive – Thomas Dolby

Tell me about your childhood… Hyperactive – Thomas dolby At the tender age of three I was hooked to a machine Just to keep my mouth from spouting junk. Ha! Must have took me for a fool When they chucked … Continue reading

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Indomitable – DJ Shub

        Website… Stream or buy DJ Shub’s debut EP, entitled PowWowStep (December 2, 2016) Apple Music: Spotify: Google Play: SoundCloud: Bandcamp: iTunes:    

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no leaders please – Charles Bukowski

invent yourself and then reinvent yourself, change your tone and shape so often that they can never categorize you.   No Leaders Please Charles Bukowski invent yourself and then reinvent yourself, don’t swim in the same slough. invent yourself and … Continue reading

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revealing the trauma of war

Excellent article in National Geographic about application of very simple, powerful approach of encouraging vets to make and paint masks as a way to express their pain, their woundedness. As one says… “I THOUGHT THIS WAS A JOKE, I wanted … Continue reading

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What does “trauma informed” really mean?

Trauma does not mean “that shit that happened”. Trauma means “wound”. Trauma is the effect left within us. The essential experience of that effect- “trauma” – is being left feeling disempowered and disconnected . That’s the nature of wound. Thorns … Continue reading

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To all the creatures within us…

From: Star Trek The Next Generation Season 5 episode 20 “The Cost of Living” Alexander, son of Worf, on Holodeck 2 enjoying a mudbath with Lwaxana Troi… “To all the creatures within us”       Alexander: “to all the creatures … Continue reading

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The Mad Ones – Jack Kerouac


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We Are The Halluci Nation – A Tribe Called Red ft. John Trudell & Northern Voice

We are the human beings The callers of names cannot see us but we can see them We are the Halluci Nation       We Are The Halluci Nation A Tribe Called Red Featuring Northern Voice & John Trudell … Continue reading

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Why did I go Mad?

BBC Horizon documentary aired in UK on 2nd May, 2017. Why Did I Go Mad? It starts us off in familiar territory, deep within the orthodox belief – the story that that people who hear voices have a thing called … Continue reading

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Psychiatry’s Identity Crisis ?

Op-Ed piece in New York Times by Psychiatrist and Psychopharmacologist Richard A. Friedman on the limitations of his own profession’s claims to being the world’s foremost authority and body of knowledge  but yet limits its own understanding of the struggles … Continue reading

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