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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!

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


We Should Stop Using Mass Murderers as Our Poster Children for Change

Posted on April 23, 2015 in Privacy Stigma Violence

Instead of joining the throng when a spectacular crime is reported, we need to speak up about stigma and the ineffectiveness of the services we are offered each day of our lives.

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