Category Archives: mental illness? or…

Psychiatry’s Identity Crisis ?


Op-Ed piece in New York Times by Psychiatrist and Psychopharmacologist Richard A. Friedman on the limitations of his own profession’s claims to being the world’s foremost authority and body of knowledge  but yet limits its own understanding of the struggles … Continue reading

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BDSM v DSM – weaponising and then de-kinking diagnosis


Nice article in The Atlantic by Merrisa Nathan Gerson from 2015 telling story of how, with the DSM diagnosis became weaponized and used against people with a range of preferences deemed [by those who get their kicks deeming others to … Continue reading

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life on the edge of the wormhole…


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the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority


The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority. Martin Luther King Jr.

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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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Moone Boy


Martin Kenny Dalgleish Moone is the kind of young boy who’d care for an injured chaffinch – or even a dead chaffinch believing its injured- and who has a constant companion, imaginary friend, in the shape of Chris O’Dowd. Many … Continue reading

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I can’t stand up for falling down – Elvis Costello


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

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I am amazed by the strength of the human spirit and never give up hope


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

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Tenor Madness – Sonny Rollins & John Coltrane


The only recording of Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane playing together,  May 1956.

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