Category Archives: making sense of “mental illlness”

got a diagnsis? trying to make sense of what it means?
A diagnosis can be a good place to start understanding – it might even be enough for you.

For most of us it is not the end but the start of making our own sense of what is happening in our life and what we can do about it.

I feel no shame about my mental breakdown: it helped make me who I am – David Harewood


This week’s World Mental Health Day saw the global mental illness industry work itself into lather: Twit-storming wave after wave of stats and scary numbers at us of just how many of us are diagnosed,  have yet to be diagnosed … Continue reading

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I’m An Asshole – Dennis Leary


I’m An Asshole – Dennis Leary Folks, I’d like to sing a song about the American Dream About me, about you, about the way our American hearts beat Down in the bottom of our chests, about the special feeling We … Continue reading

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Grenfell Tower – Ben Okri


It was like a burnt matchbox in the sky. It was black and long and burnt in the sky. You saw it through the flowering stump of trees. You saw it beyond the ochre spire of the church. You saw … Continue reading

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well now that is some f#cked up sh#t…


   

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Dogma of any kind…


Dogma of any kind messes up society – Neil de Grasse Tyson Continue reading

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Amanda Todd


Amanda would have wanted everyone to know how much she hurt emotionally and how the same thing also hurt thousands of other children and youth each day. Amanda couldn’t stop what was happening to her and it was her dream to make it right for others. She thought it would help to tell her story for others to hear. Continue reading

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What is “psychosis”?


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

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#NOTokay


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

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Medicating a Prophet


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

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fish on a hook


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.
Mike Lawson Continue reading

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