Category Archives: Ideas

New York’s ‘Parachute’ programme for people with acute mental distress lands in the UK

From 2015,  The Guardian on how NY Parachute programme incorporates ideas and practices from Finnish Open Dialogue and how lessons being learned are being incorporated into Peer Supported Open Dialogue in UK. It’s time we made mental health services more … Continue reading

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How the modern world makes us mentally unwell

From School of Life, Some of the ways that modern world we’ve built for ourselves and each other leads to so many of us struggling and becoming un-well. It’s so prevalent that we had to invent a name to call how we … Continue reading

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Madness, yet there is method in it… Vitor Pordeus

The world needs more Vitor Pordeus.  

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One effect in common…

Psychiatric drugs, it seems, have one effect in common: Rendering the people in our life incapable of any response other than asking : Have you taken your meds?  

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Soulful Strut – Young-Holt Unlimited

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psychosis is…

Psychosis is a situation in which I’m struggling so much that you notice and you want me to take drugs so you can feel better. from psychosis2.0

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Entangled with a past in the present – John Borrows

Still figuring on the different ways I realise it means something for me,  but this is my favourite thing I heard anyone say in 2017. Heard during one of a series fo three talks John gave on Seven Grandmothers, and on drawing  … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices Cafe – Calgary

Hearing Voices Cafe comes to Calgary ! Friday 4th May 2018 6pm Hosted by Psych Survivor YYC At: Weeds Café 1903 20 Ave NW     Big thanks to Psych Survivor YYC working with us and also opportunity to attend … Continue reading

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Empire State Human – Human League

With concentration My size increased And now I’m fourteen stories high At least!!       Empire State Human Since I was very young I realized I never wanted to be human size So I avoid the crowds and traffic … Continue reading

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Is the noise in my head bothering you?

From Seth Godin, on the all-seeing noise in our noisy head … “Is the noise in my head bothering you?” The monologue that runs in our brain is loud. It’s heavy-metal loud compared to the quiet signals we get from … Continue reading

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