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Misleading Vividness

Posted on July 31, 2015 in Hatred Stigma Violence

It happened! It is going to happen again! Therefore forcing treatment and locking up the mentally ill is the answer!

50 Things About Me

Posted on July 27, 2015 in Reflections

It would be interesting to hear other people describe themselves in this fashion.

Sandra Bland and Ableism

Posted on July 23, 2015 in Courage & Activism Depression Stigma Suicide Violence

Black lives with mental illness matter, too.

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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 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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Like Buttons

Posted on July 18, 2015 in Site News

I’ve added a like button to each of my posts.

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Minority Mental Health and Murphy’s Law

Posted on July 18, 2015 in Advocacy Hospitals and Prisons 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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Dream

Posted on July 14, 2015 in Dreams

square906The curious thing about this dream is that I am both the main participant and an onlooker. I ride a bicycle quickly through a strip mall, passing many stores — at least one of which is empty. I ride fast, dodging people as I come to them. A series of landscaped pits open up in front of me. Both ramps and stairs lead down onto concrete floors. The challenge is to find the ramps. I swerve about, looking for the ramps. At the last pit, the one ramp is very far away, so I have to ride half way around the pit to get to it. When I get to the top, a couple of guys sword-fighting at the bottom of the stairs block my path. I yell at them to get out of the way as I speed between them. One of the fellows gets on his bike and starts to follow me. A voice tells me that I have finally met my match. I lose him, but I come to a place where a pudgy cyclops blocks a ramp up. I steer around him. He starts to chase me, clenching his pale fists. I find myself on a city street, pedaling as fast as I can. A block away, the light is green. I find myself muttering “Stay green. Stay green” as I wake up.

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Dream

Posted on July 9, 2015 in Dreams

A zoo that I volunteer at has a huge salt water pond. Huge.

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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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