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Dreams

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.

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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.

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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

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Playbuzz Petition

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

lease sign the petition at the site.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dream

Posted on May 10, 2015 in Dreams

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

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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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