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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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


Misleading Vividness

Posted on July 31, 2015 in Hatred Stigma Violence


Photo by Schl├╝sselbein2007

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.


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.


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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