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Category Archives: making sense of “mental illlness”
Look it up and you’ll find all kinds of nonsense up/downloaded as answer to that question, most commonly: “Loss of contact with reality.” What does that even mean? For sure, whoever says that to you most assuredly has. Truth … Continue reading
Reposting a piece by a good friend to recoverynetwork:toronto – one of the millions who shared their first experiences over the last few days. To men everywhere: It’s time to end this crap. #NOTokay #notMYshame #endthiscrap #notokay by … Continue reading
With the kind of fervour that only attaches to false certainty we tell ourselves that which we call “psychosis” is a thing separate from anything else, a thing separate from us, a thing we understand and a thing we know … Continue reading
I think a lot of us are wriggling.
That’s seen as a kind of illness without the vision of the hooks that we’re bound by.
So it seems that our behaviour is very crazy, when in context it isn’t.
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The thing we call “Mental Health” system so often clamps its iron jaws around us – disabling not just the person given the diagnosis but also their entire family. The effect can be devastating, and it often takes a decade or … Continue reading
I can’t stand up for falling down I can’t stand up for falling down “I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down” I’m the living result I’m a man who’s been hurt a little too much And I’ve tasted the … Continue reading
Lucy Johnstone walks us through a day in her life working as clinical psychologist on a community mental health team in an area of great social depravation. She explains how, rather than simply hand them a list of symptom to check … Continue reading
Wonder how the “voice inside your head” finished off that sentence… Some straight talking… Here’s some data: A person who has been given a diagnosis of psychosis is three times more likely to have been abused as a child than … Continue reading