Category Archives: Ideas

Wounded Healers: How peer support workers help patients in crisis


Peer Workers do not have magic faerie dust but this podcast sheds light on what’s possible and some of what it takes to integrate peer support into clinical settings, even a busy “Emerge” or “ER”…
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What if we could…


What if we could interpret the voices a person might hear that only they hear – and especially those most difficult to hear – as if they were part of some kind of ‘map’, or ‘collage’, or ‘mash-up’ or even a mirror of their life experiences?
You can. So, what’s holding you back? Continue reading

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I am the scream inside your mind…


I am the SCREAM inside your mind… – Mr Robot From: Mr Robot S2 E3          

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Art opens windows to the space between ourselves | Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas


Website  Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas Red:  A Haida Manga by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

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The Politics of Memory


Beware “The Master Narrative”. The Politics of Memory and mental health services. Continue reading

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What we hold inside…


“Trauma is not what happens to us but what we hold inside in absence of empathetic witnesses”. Peter Levine Continue reading

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The shit that I’m in and the pain, them voices louder ‘an Manhattan come chatt’n


The shit that I’m in and the pain I’m literally going insane
them voices as loud as Manhatten come chattn’..
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What does “recovery” mean to you?


This started as a post on facebook group in a conversation about recovery. It got a bit long so I tweaked it to go here. I have a blog [this one] with the word recovery in its title, I’ve no … Continue reading

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Whatever your voices are, only you can decide.


“Hearing voices” – and hearing voices that others don’t- is not just describing a wide range of human experiences that has been mystified and made taboo but which is remarkably common. In fact, hearing voices regularly is about as common … Continue reading

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Burn Your Village To The Ground – A Tribe Called Red


“Well… Thanksgiving is a complicated holiday for Native people. In a way, each day is a day of thanksgiving to the Creator for the original people of Turtle Island. This doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy turkey, pie and family … Continue reading

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