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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!

Sandra Bland and Ableism

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

Black lives with mental illness matter, too.

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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Of Racist Symbols and Stigma

Posted on June 24, 2015 in Advocacy Authoritarianism Hatred Psycho-bunk Stigma

Freedom of speech is one thing, but psycho-bunk and hatred should not be allowed to go unchallenged.

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How the Sane Avoid Taking Responsibility for Stigma

Posted on June 17, 2015 in Psycho-bunk Stigma

It didn’t take much editing to make it relevant to those of us who challenge stigma for the mentally ill — not much at all.

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The Woman at My Table

Posted on June 16, 2015 in Mental Illness Stigma

You take the mentally ill as they are, not conceiving of or treating them as children, but as full participants in life.

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The Flaws of Murphy’s Law

Posted on June 14, 2015 in Accountability Courage & Activism Human Rights Stigma

There is always the danger — no matter how stable I have been recently — of a breakthrough episode which might cause me to skitter and fall into Murphy’s “protections”.

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Sane Privilege

Posted on June 1, 2015 in Authoritarianism Class Clueless Oafs Mental Illness Psycho-bunk Stigma

Many of us do not trust the neurotypical. It should not surprise you.

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A Mental Health Advocacy Manifesto

Posted on May 29, 2015 in Authoritarianism Hospitals and Prisons Mental Illness Psycho-bunk Stigma

Recovery over mere maintenance, patient self-determination over caretaking is the foundation of these reforms.

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Meet the Duggars: The Sane Get a Free Pass

Posted on May 28, 2015 in Authoritarianism Clueless Oafs Hypocrites Stigma

Those who follow the Duggars are the significant statistic, not the mentally ill.

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