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Suicides in northern Saskatchewan a result of colonization, not mental illness


From December, report at CBC News on a community Medicine Gathering to talk about a wave of young people ending their lives. Psychologist Dr. Darien Thira explains how suicide is not a sickness but a response to terrible unbearable pain; … Continue reading

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Canadian judge rules in favor of forcibly adopted First Nations survivors


Government is responsible for trauma of 16,000 indigenous children removed from families between 1965 and 1984, judge said. Continue reading

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I’m afraid of Americans – David Bowie


I’m afraid of Americans I’m afraid of the world I’m afraid I can’t help it I’m afraid I can’t I’m Afraid of Americans David Bowie Uh-uh-uh uh, uh, uh-uh uh-uh-uh Johnny’s in America No tricks at the wheel Uh-uh-uh uh, … Continue reading

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Montreal – Hearing Voices Training Workshops – April 2017


Montreal! Opportunity to learn with and from each other – Hearing Voices Workshops in April 2017 Continue reading

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Stratford to Rio – Shakespeare as “treatment”


BBC News spotlight on the work of Vitor Pordeus and how he combines roles of art therapist and Psychiatrist,  using theatre to offer people new ways to explore states of mind, identity, role, and being in the world. Lets face … Continue reading

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the revolution will not be televised – Gil Scott Heron


You will not be able to stay home, brother The revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal… There will be no reruns The revolution will be live….         Gil Scott Heron explaining what they meant by … Continue reading

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shake your groove thang – Peaches and Herb


Shake your groove thing, shake your groove thing, yeah, yeah Show ’em how we do it now Shake it, shake it Shake your groove thing, shake your groove thing, yeah, yeah Show ’em how we do it now Shake your … Continue reading

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Rise up – Andra Day


And I’ll rise up I’ll rise like the day I’ll rise up I’ll rise unafraid I’ll rise up And I’ll do it a thousand times again     Rise Up Andra Day You’re broken down and tired Of living life … Continue reading

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I see him all the time…


Lori Anderson talking of Lou Reed…     “Lou is the most wonderful person I’ve ever met and I think of him all the time and he’s completely inspiring to me. I miss him enormously, but there’s no point in … Continue reading

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The diagnostic manual deals in categories, not pain


  TheDSM  [Diagnostic Manual] deals in categories, not pain. Daniel Siegel

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