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Risk of death in road traffic accident 1,100 times greater than homicide by a stranger with psychosis

  It’s a truism that the media likes to make a splash of stories of people involving people with mental illness committing violent crimes: trumpeting how “these people” represent  a grave danger to society and fuelling often hysterical calls for … Continue reading

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Norman is a normal kid – he sees and talks with people others don’t, including his grandmother who, long passed away, sits on the sofa knitting and bounces on his bed. The Townsfolk, the kids at school call him names “weird” … Continue reading

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the inexplicable is not a synonym for insane

Excellent opinion piece by Globe and Mail’s   André Picard on the unfolding case of Anders Breivik and how it cuts open the chest cavity of our society to reveal deep assumptions about violence, evil, inexplicable acts of violence and mental illness. And … Continue reading

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labels are for clothing

Martina Navratilova. … “Labels are for filing.  Labels are for clothing.  Labels are not for people.”           thanks to  400daystil40 for this one.

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“Mentally ill” at high risk of violence

Report on BBC News website on the true story of  people labelled with mental health diagnoses and violence.. Mentally ill people are four times more likely to be a victim of violence, according to an international study. One in four has … Continue reading

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Paddy McGowan: Recovery – time for a change

Recovery- time for a change Guest Post by Paddy McGowan Dec 2011 When I first got involved in the struggle with and in, the survivor movement we were very clear I think about the problem. The problem was what brought … Continue reading

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Jonah Mowry:”What’s going on..”

a friend in recovery found this at  moveon.org… Jonah Mowry Remarkable Jonah Mowry shares the pain he feels after years of being bullied for being percieved as different. He doesn’t speak – he holds up hand written notes for us to read- but … Continue reading

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Why one in four women is on psych meds

read it at… http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/nov/21/one-in-four-women-psych-meds

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Penalized for working?

Front page lead article in Toronto Star about the latest, important work of the Dream Team and the publication of their  report What Stops Us From Working? Mon May 23 2011, Laurie Monsebraaten, Social Justice Reporter Use this link to … Continue reading

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have your say…

The Ontario Human Rights Commission is conducting a mental health  survey investigating discrimination. Flex  your self-advocacy muscles http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/issues/mental_health Related Articles Black men opening up to combat mental health stigma (guardian.co.uk) It’s Crazy to Criminalize Homelessness (nwoandsecretsocieties.wordpress.com)

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