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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.

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.

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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Why Some Patients Like Murphy’s Law

Posted on June 23, 2015 in Advocacy Mental Illness

What they like about AOT is that it is just about the only way for them to get treatment. So what they really support is community outpatient clinics

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Vulture View and Bunnyhenge

Posted on June 21, 2015 in Body Language Calm Daily Life Mania Photos Travels - So Cal

Two doses of Xanax in succession seem to have brought me out of the mania.

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Triggered

Posted on June 19, 2015 in Agitation Daily Life Mania

The signs are clear: combativeness, difficulty dealing with difficult people, the color red seems unusually intense, and a slight shaking that no one can see but I can sense.

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Facebook Censorship on Murphy’s Law

Posted on June 18, 2015 in Mean People Mental Illness Psycho-bunk

I do not doubt that my rebuttals and self defense are being deleted so that there is only their “one true story”.

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TrueHope Intimidates Natasha Tracy

Posted on June 17, 2015 in Fraud Medications Mental Illness

This bullying underscores the flimsiness of TrueHope’s claims.

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How the Sane Avoid Taking Responsibility for Stigma

Posted on 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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I Am Not My Disease — And It Doesn’t Matter How I Identify Myself

Posted on June 16, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Mental Illness Psycho-bunk Reflections

I asked her to show me a study that showed that this self-identification was harmful. Silence.

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