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.

you are not alone…


This post is, in part, a response to an excellent article in Asylum magazine in which Akiko Hart expresses some concerns about the nature of the discourse in “mental health”, and makes a call for less concern with being right … Continue reading

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Trying to control the mind is like trying to flatten out water – Prince Ea


Trying to control the mind is like trying to flatten out water Prince Ea So your mind is outta control, huh? You wanna control the mind? Well, guess what? You can’t do it. Nobody can do it. Trying to control the mind … 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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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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Accepting Voices @ UoT Fri 23rd Mar 2018


Unique,  innovative and insight-filled workshop led by Kevin Healey recipient of INTERVOICE’s International Award for Innovation, 2016. We welcome workers, professionals,  students, professors, administrators, family members, friends, humans. We are all touched by experiences that get called psychosis , indeed, … Continue reading

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Grounding Trauma Conference 2018 : Challenging Paradigms. 17th, 18th April 2018


Very pleased to have been invited to co-present with Jennifer Wynne a the CAST Grounding Trauma Conference 2018. Neither trauma nor difficult experiences that called names like “psychosis” are as mysterious or hard to understand as many experts would have … Continue reading

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five minutes…. Bonzo goes to Washington


   

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It’s weird, but…


It’s weird, but I guess we passed weird a long fucking time ago…
– Darlene Continue reading

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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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