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Goodwill Slavery

Posted on April 7, 2016 in Campaign 2016 Class Stigma

The minimum wage for the disabled was set at $0.00.

Depression

Posted on March 24, 2016 in Depression Poems

I live here sometimes

Why Did Ted Hughes Burn Sylvia Plath’s Last Diary?

Posted on March 10, 2016 in Literature Psycho-bunk Suicide

You know what? I don’t know the answer.

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Excuse me, Senator Sanders?

Posted on March 8, 2016 in Campaign 2016 Mental Illness Stigma

Excuse me, Senator Sanders? I live with bipolar disorder. And I resent being linked in any way to the Republicans.

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Hijacked by the Peanut Crunching Crowd

Posted on March 4, 2016 in Bipolar Disorder Literature Movies Psycho-bunk Suicide

“Suicide attracts speculation and prurience like flies to rotting food.”

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Are Terrorists Mentally Ill?

Posted on December 4, 2015 in Mental Illness Terrorism

The kneejerk is to claim that terrorists are mentally ill.

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Madness in Senegal

Posted on October 24, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Hospitals and Prisons Vacation 2015

I wasn’t able to arrange any interviews. The doctors in the Senegalese mental hospitals were defensive, fearful that I would paint a bad picture of conditions, or busy. The assurances of the State Department staff who were helping me didn’t sooth this naive patriotism or persuade them to give me half an hour, but I […]

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Senegal and other places

Posted on October 23, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Depression Encounters Mania Vacation 2015

I’ve been in three time zones this trip

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The Trip

Posted on October 1, 2015 in Agitation Bipolar Disorder Photography Vacation 2015

Why am I doing this? I don’t want to go mad.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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