Category Archives: mental illness? or…

Mind, Mindfulness, Meditation and Bollocks


If you’ve been told “you should nmeditate”- you’ve been fed some right ol’ bollocks. If you’ve been told meditation is about quieting your mind, you’ve been fed a special kind of bollocks. Anyone who tells you that knows knob all. … Continue reading

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The Politics of Memory


Beware “The Master Narrative”. The Politics of Memory and mental health services. Continue reading

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There is a way to prevent so many teenage girls being depressed – but no one wants to admit it


Powerfully written piece by Glosswitch in The Independent’s VOICES column… Nothing at all to add about the piece, since there is nothing I could possibly add. I though add how some respond to such truth-speaking: if you venture into the … Continue reading

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They Heard Voices – 3rd July 2017 – Sneak preview


  Join us for sneak preview of independently made and made-in-Toronto documentary that’s now being shown internationally. This film invites questions and conversation, we invite you to join us and meet filmmaker Jonathan Balazs and hear how he became interested … Continue reading

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emotional body signatures


Where in your body do you feel that? Continue reading

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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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