Category Archives: sh!t is f#cked

Can CBT help you not get eaten by lions today?


CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – has, by now, been through the full cycle of having been the latest fad in “mental health” services.  It starts with being trialled, then touted as the latest cure-all, then operationalized and stripped-down, manualized, … Continue reading

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Grenfell Tower – Ben Okri


It was like a burnt matchbox in the sky. It was black and long and burnt in the sky. You saw it through the flowering stump of trees. You saw it beyond the ochre spire of the church. You saw … Continue reading

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Baboons in suits


Robert Sapolsky on how hierarchy has a destructive force in body and psyche in individuals and community. He is talking about baboons, the ones he’s observed for decades along with the effects of stress upon health and behaviour. His observation … Continue reading

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Chokehold: Stop and Frisk


Stop-and-frisks are brutal assertions of police dominance on African American men, through sexual harassment, torture and even terrorism. Continue reading

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How I feel – A tribe Called Red


And it’s hard to listen- but listen
Cause it’s much harder living it than listening…
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Wonder Woman at the UN


    Next instalment – Dainius Pras reveals his superpowers…

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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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you see all kinds of weird shit


  Hector DeJean, played by Rhys Ifans, is a stereotypical hard-ass-jerk character in “Berlin Station”, here he’s being interviewed/ interrogated  for an investigation into an “op” that went “bad”. This is his response to being asked : Tell me more … Continue reading

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Experiences of being a psychiatric patient in the community, reclassified as “other’’


What’s it like being designated as a “psychiatric patient” reclassified from human being to “case” ? I wonder, even,  how many of you have even met a clinician who could be bothered to ask. Here’s one who does ask, Janecke Thesen … Continue reading

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the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority


The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority. Martin Luther King Jr.

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