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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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Compassionate Listening

Posted on July 20, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Compassion DBSA Support Groups and Conferences

Sometimes I have an appetite for fixing people.

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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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Minority Mental Health and Murphy’s Law

Posted on July 18, 2015 in Advocacy Hospitals and Prisons Mental Illness Psych Wards

Any future mental health legislation needs to ensure that programs help everyone.

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The Abuse of Psychology: An Ignominious Start for Reform

Posted on July 14, 2015 in Abuse Authoritarianism Terrorism Therapy

APA only half got the message.

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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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Why I Still Fear My Illness

Posted on June 30, 2015 in Depression Mania

The future remains an unprinted page whereupon there are no answers.

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Breakthrough Episode

Posted on June 28, 2015 in Exuberance Mania Psychotropics Rage & Annoyance

You think you have The Beast sealed under a layer of concrete, but the covering proves to be no stronger than a sheet.

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Genotypes and Phenotypes: Why We Have Bipolar Disorder

Posted on June 25, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Genes

The moral of this story is that you are not damned by your genes. They are not a curse, they are not predestination.

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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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