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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.

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.

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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The Police War on the Mentally Ill

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Accountability Authoritarianism Stigma Violence

The mentally ill are victims of police shootings, not their causes.

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Playbuzz Petition

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

lease sign the petition at the site.

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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.

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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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