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If anything I’ve learned that it’s not a permanent condition, things do get better


“Psychiatry is a sham but I find myself using their language because that’s the common language. I think I’ll stop that. I think it’s the human condition. We get hungry, angry, lonely, tired, sad, scared, and overwhelmed and it colours … Continue reading

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Going Underground – The Jam


We talk and we talk until my head explodes
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the voices are real – “schizophrenia” is merely a delusion


  “Schizophrenia” is not a thing, it’s an idea. It is not a disease that can disable us but an idea that limits our thinking about a person. The term was first coined by Dr. Emile Kraepelin in the 1887 … Continue reading

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When Doctors Discriminate


Juliann Garey writes in NYT Sunday Review of her experience of her experience of being discriminated against by doctors after receiving a diagnosis of serious mental illness. Doctors do this – some recognise it and some use a fancy name for … Continue reading

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PWLE – WTF?


What is this term “PWLE”  anyhoo? “Person With Lived Experience” I guess folks who use it think they are being respectful. Well, I say it’s  bollocks. And it’s high time someone did . .Why? Let’s examine its components… Person – … Continue reading

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