Category Archives: Ideas

Illness? or Dangerous Gifts? Sascha Altman DeBrul


To label a state of being as “extreme” is  to pass judgement and to seek to box the unboxable, impose some prefered state order upon necessary chaos ? So who gets to judge if what you experience is “extreme” ? … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices Cafe – Toronto 2019


Hearing Voices Cafe Toronto Coffee and That Jazz 72 Howard Park Ave 6pm to 8pm. First Monday of each month – except when its teh second monday. For those willing to open themselves to lisetn, to be changed by what … Continue reading

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and you called me…


I shared with you some of how I struggle sometimes. And you called me…                                 SCHIZO… I said that I saw things differently, and that I … Continue reading

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Choose your language…


This is not offered as a piece about “right language” and “wrong language”. It is clearly about language but it is really about choice- and the many choices we make whenever we use language to describe another person. Especially, for … Continue reading

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The Immutable Law of Interminable Bollocks


There’s a lorra lorra  bollocks in this world, and sure is a lot of bollocks in mental health world. From another world that too has a lorra lorra bollocks – football – here’s a wee bit of inter-cross-diciplinary sharing and … Continue reading

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Spot The Difference: Sewage and Mental Health


The shared language of two worlds: treating shit from people and treating people like shit people.
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That’s not ‘trauma’ that’s ‘traumatic’…


We have come to think and talk of traum as evil things that happend to us perpetrated by evil people. That’s a fairly new way of thinking about it, made up on the back of an envelope by a small number of people – you might be surprised where it comes from.
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Wide Open- Chemical Brothers ft. Beck


Wide Open The Chemical Brothers   I’m wide open But don’t I please you anymore? You’re slipping away from me You’re drifting away from me I’m wide open But don’t I please you anymore? You’re slipping away from me You’re … Continue reading

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Patient Medicated is NOT a Health Outcome


“Patient Medicated” is NOT a Health Outcome. Continue reading

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Mind, Mindfulness, Meditation and Bollocks


If you’ve been told “you should nmeditate”- you’ve been fed some right ol’ bollocks. If you’ve been told meditation is about quieting your mind, you’ve been fed a special kind of bollocks. Anyone who tells you that knows knob all. … Continue reading

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