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Category Archives: sh!t is f#cked
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
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
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
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.
Unglossy telling of the story of Asylums from their opening to closing and “Care in The Community” and draconian laws to control those we fear “might do something”.
– How did we come to were we are?
I don’t wanna fight, I don’t wanna fight I don’t wanna fight, I don’t wanna fight I’m holding on by a thread, I’m held together by tape I’d love something more permanent, but I don’t wanna raise the stakes I … Continue reading
Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; Jabberwocky – Lewis Carol Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. … Continue reading
The core experience of trauma is feeling disconnected and disempowered.
Ironic then, that so often our approach to mental health and the systems we build leave people feeling disconnected and disempowered. Continue reading