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Goodwill Slavery

Posted on April 7, 2016 in Campaign 2016 Class Stigma

The minimum wage for the disabled was set at $0.00.

Excuse me, Senator Sanders?

Posted on March 8, 2016 in Campaign 2016 Mental Illness Stigma

Excuse me, Senator Sanders? I live with bipolar disorder. And I resent being linked in any way to the Republicans.

The Basis of My Mental Health/Mental Illness Advocacy

Posted on September 29, 2015 in Advocacy Stigma

This article stakes out my position and makes a stand for what I believe.

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The Enemy of My Enemy Can Still Be My Enemy

Posted on September 24, 2015 in Stigma

The opposition to Murphy’s Law has made some strange bedfellows, but I am not willing to get into bed with just any of them.

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Stigma: Blaming the Victim, Denying the Victim

Posted on September 17, 2015 in Netiots Psycho-bunk Stigma

Blaming and denying the victim are calculated to avoid responsibility.

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The Fallacies of Stigma: A Primer

Posted on September 8, 2015 in Netiots Stigma

The arguments of stigma are often cited as reasonable, but a closer examination shows that they are flawed.

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A Letter to President Obama

Posted on August 25, 2015 in Advocacy Stigma

I am crazy. The Republican Congress is willful, destructive, and evil. Please make the separation.

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Misleading Vividness

Posted on July 31, 2015 in Hatred Stigma Violence

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It happened! It is going to happen again! Therefore forcing treatment and locking up the mentally ill is the answer!

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Sandra Bland and Ableism

Posted on July 23, 2015 in Courage & Activism Depression Stigma Suicide Violence

Black lives with mental illness matter, too.

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On Reading Bipolar Memoirs

Posted on July 21, 2015 in Mania Stigma

I read because I want to understand this strange state of mind that seizes me at unlikely times.

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Romanticizing Mental Illness: The Good and the Bad

Posted on July 19, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Hope and Joy Mental Illness Psycho-bunk Stigma

Let us realize that for every poem, there are many long dark nights of the soul that the sufferer would prefer to be without.

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Murphy’s Law and the Nirvana Fallacy

Posted on July 2, 2015 in Advocacy Stigma

I just learned about the Nirvana Fallacy. It’s a logical illusion where you compare a situation or proposal with an unrealistic and/or idealized alternative.

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