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The Fallacies of Stigma: A Primer

Posted on September 8, 2015 in Netiots Stigma

The arguments of stigma are often cited as reasonable, but a closer examination shows that they are flawed.

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!

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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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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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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Facebook Censorship on Murphy’s Law

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

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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The Flaws of Murphy’s Law

Posted on June 14, 2015 in Accountability Courage & Activism Human Rights Stigma

There is always the danger — no matter how stable I have been recently — of a breakthrough episode which might cause me to skitter and fall into Murphy’s “protections”.

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What Does Murphy’s Law Do for the Homeless?

Posted on June 13, 2015 in Class Insurance Psycho-bunk

When you add all the provisions of the 175 page Families in Mental Health Crisis Bill together, the answer is Zero.

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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.

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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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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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Helicopter Caretaking

Posted on April 27, 2015 in Anxiety Caretakers Suicide

We patients are told not to think of ourselves as the disease, but helicopter caretakers get no such warning.

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