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Posted on May 31, 2015 in Dreams

square886In the first dream, I have a job at a radio station playing music. It’s almost my time slot, so I go to look for something to play. Everywhere I look, I can only find a few records if any at all. I run around the station — which is very large and filled with shops — but I can’t find the kind of music I like to play for my show.

In another dream, I remember being on a bus that stops in Louisville, Kentucky (where I have never been except in a dream). I am in some kind of aquarium/zoo when this memory comes to me. I am on a platform overlooking a swimming pool, watching the water with Lynn?, and a couple of girls, one a teenager and another younger. The little girl fixates on a seal which comes to the surface for a breath. It goes underwater and she loses it, but I see where it has gone and point it out to her. I turn my back and when I look back, she has jumped off the platform and jumped into the pool to pet the seal. There is an alarm and a panic. The operators of the attraction turn the platform away so we are looking at what people standing in line are doing. I briefly wonder if we are going to get a refund.

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A Mental Health Advocacy Manifesto

Posted on May 29, 2015 in Authoritarianism Caretakers Hospitals and Prisons Psycho-bunk Stigma

Recovery over mere maintenance, patient self-determination over caretaking is the foundation of these reforms.

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.


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.


Video: My Life with Bipolar Disorder: Part 1, Diagnosis

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Video

A video in which I describe how I came to be diagnosed during my one and only hospitalization


Playbuzz Petition

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

lease sign the petition at the site.


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.


Selected as a Bipolar Blog of the Year

Posted on May 15, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Gratitude

It is nice to know that I am seen out there along some of the best.


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.


On Apologies

Posted on May 12, 2015 in Morals & Ethics Netiots Web Sites

I believe that a good apology requires that you take responsibility for your actions.



Posted on May 10, 2015 in Dreams

The news seems so real that I believe that I am awake.


Is “High Functioning” Stigmatizing?

Posted on May 8, 2015 in Civic Responsibility Stigma

“High functioning” has more to do with balancing bureaucratic costs than the welfare of the patient.

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