Monthly Archives: January 2012

Throw Open the Doors


Let’s throw open the locked doors of inpatient psychiatry and show the general public how we’re being treated.  If they knew what was going on, do you think they’d tolerate it? Yesterday I had the splendid opportunity to tape a … Continue reading

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Power vs. Service


The psychotherapist came to the waiting room to get me.  She was a tall, older, light-skinned Afro-American psychologist.  She held the door as I maneuvered my wheelchair through it and we went into her office.  She sat down and I slowly … Continue reading

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“Meat Can’t Think” (Part II)


Herewith a re-post from Cathi Carol’s blog “I Recommend:  On Psychiatry.” Her writing is kind, wise, thoughtful, insightful, balanced, and open-minded. In Ben behind His Voices by Ben’s mother Randye Kaye, one finds a tale of parental narcissism (“guilt and heartbreak that … Continue reading

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“Meat Can’t Think” Part I


Herewith a re-post from Cathi Carol’s blog “I Recommend:  On Psychiatry.” Her writing is kind, wise, thoughtful, insightful, balanced, and open-minded. “Mental illness.”  This is scary stuff. At least it was for me, a sensitive person—an empath. Having heard that … Continue reading

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Worshipping the Gods and Treating Schizophrenia


For us to learn, we first must have open minds; then we must proceed kindly and with gentleness. (The following was written in response to a dialogue on LinkedIn [http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Time-Change-Help-End-Mental-] Yesterday I was reading a psychiatrist’s essay that stipulated that … Continue reading

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