The word “recovery” has now stuck onto every sentence uttered in mental health services just so we’ll know just how “recovery oriented” everything and everyone has now become. “Recovery oriented” is now an established branding but just what does that mean? … Continue reading
Pleased to announce, in community partnership with Inner City Family Health Team, this special opportunity to participate in our highly valued “liberating” , emancipatory”, even “universe-tilting” Workshop #1: Accepting Voices. This workshop offers a beginning, an introduction to a non-diagnostic, non-medical, human … Continue reading
Posted in Event, Healing, hearing voices, human diversity, Ideas, making sense of "mental illlness", psychosis
Tagged hearing voices, human experience, psychosis, Training, workshop
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
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
Jim Van Os and his gert list of “schizo” stereotypes “Schizophrenia” is not a thing its an idea. Its not a thing we can catch or contract , become infected with or born with. Its an idea, a story. And if … Continue reading
This unique and innovative workshop offers you a non-diagnostic understanding of the kinds of experiences like hearing voices that are that are sometimes called “psychosis”. Continue reading
Jim Van Os and his big list of schitzo stereoptypes “Schizophrenia” does not exist. That some people struggle and suffer and become isolated by that is not in doubt, especially here. That they suffer because they have a “thing” and … Continue reading
Posted in Adversity, hearing voices, hell is other people, Ideas, myths about mental illness, psychosis, real disorders in a crazy world, what's going on?
Tagged bollocks, Jim van Os, schizophrenia, sciencey, stereotype
What is “psychosis” ? we pretend it’s a fixed thing with clear boundaries, yet it is not. We pretend it’s a thing that some of us have and some of us don’t have and never never will. We do a lot … Continue reading
Since Freud, psychiatry and medicine has held with the assumtion that talk therapies can not work for “the psychoses”. Of course, that notion was never founded upon anything other than some beardy bloke’s prejudices, and reinforced by the beardy, patrician … Continue reading
“Schizophrenia is a number of symptoms that have been put together to say that ‘this is an illness’.
And that’s an idea, not a thing.”
Dr Kwame McKenzie Continue reading