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Buzzfeed Petition

Posted on May 21, 2015 in Abuse Netiots Stigma The InterNet

lease sign the petition at the site.

Is “It Does Something” A Reason for Supporting Murphy’s Law?

Posted on May 18, 2015 in Accountability Insurance Medical Ethics Psycho-bunk Stigma

Yes, do something about the mental illness crisis — but not this. Murphy and his principal allies are untrustworthy.

Are Mental Hospitals Going to Be Better Than Jails?

Posted on May 14, 2015 in Hospitals and Prisons Medical Ethics Psycho-bunk Stigma

We cannot afford lazy, disingenuous, and stigmatizing alternatives. They will be the end of our freedom and our recovery.

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Is “High Functioning” Stigmatizing?

Posted on May 8, 2015 in Civic Responsibility Stigma

“High functioning” has more to do with balancing bureaucratic costs than the welfare of the patient.

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What is Stigma?

Posted on May 6, 2015 in Accountability Bigots Stigma

The Devil is not the Prince of Matter; the Devil is the arrogance of spirit, faith without smile, truth that is never seized by doubt. The Devil is grim because he knows where he is going, and, in moving, he always returns whence he came. Umberto Eco Let me start out by stating that I […]

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An Apology to Those Living with OCD

Posted on April 30, 2015 in OCD Stigma

Photo by King Chung Huang

It is hard to have a southern overseer;it is worse to have a northern one; but worst of all when you are the slave-driver of yourself. — Henry David Thoreau I need to stop talking about my “OCD”. When do I label myself thus? When I do make sure my desk is orderly every night […]

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Stigmatizing Synonyms for Mental Illness

Posted on April 25, 2015 in Fact-Dropping Mental Illness Stigma

If you want a list of stigma terms, this should be a good start.

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We Should Stop Using Mass Murderers as Our Poster Children for Change

Posted on April 23, 2015 in Privacy Stigma Violence

Instead of joining the throng when a spectacular crime is reported, we need to speak up about stigma and the ineffectiveness of the services we are offered each day of our lives.

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Facets

Posted on April 17, 2015 in Depression Mania Memory Reflections Stigma

What could they have said to a raging bullshit artist?

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The Stigma Against Treatment

Posted on April 9, 2015 in InterNet Debates Mean People Psychotropics Stigma

When the bricks fall, they tend to fall on my side of the wall.

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Bipolar is an Adjective, Not a Noun

Posted on April 1, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Ettiquette Hatred Psycho-bunk Stigma

Flickr has a group called “Bipolar Photographers” of which I am a proud and prolific member. The other day, I tweeted the name and the url of the group. Another person reteeted my announcement but “corrected” it: “Photographers Living with Bipolar Disorder”. Two weeks before, I was at a Mental Health First Aid group. One […]

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Andreas Lubitz: Depressive or Evil Genius?

Posted on March 31, 2015 in Depression Stigma

Was Lubitz an evil genius? I take exception to the conclusion that his actions were in any way “malicious”.

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