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Wales High School: First Diagnosis (Authorhouse, J. Peters 2020)

That troubled teen is J. Peters.

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Auschwitz and the Liberation of Ruth

We’re survivors”, Ruth said, reminding me yet again that this too shall pass. I worked alongside Ruth at a mental health clinic down in the barrio, 3rd Avenue. The Bronx,

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The War Time Social Worker

There is a reason why you bring on the war time social worker into the clinical picture

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Desconexion

Intentar encontrar a alguien con una capacidad de intelecto de ideas afines es una configuración segura para el fracaso. Descubrir la voluntad de coexistir con respeto a la disparidad es

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Dignidad

La dignidad del riesgo y el derecho al fracaso son mucho más claros para mí que nunca, pero significa mucho más que asegurar un trabajo u obtener el éxito. Para

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With Dignity And Humility I Survive

    The dignity of risk and the right to fail is much clearer to me than ever before, but it means so much more than securing a job or obtaining success.

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Lexington and Fifth

“Lasting recovery in the wake of chronic illness requires a depth of insight that only allies with a vested interest in recovery can produce when a person isolates or does

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Speech Process then and now, and First Onset Psychosis

I have not gone about changing the way I handle things because I simply wanted to be spontaneous and change things up.

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Robocop 2

This move delves deeper into the psychological makeup of Robocop’s command center

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Wales High High School: First Diagnosis (A First Look🤓)

Introduction Sometimes a school crisis erupts on a high school campus unexpectedly. Other times, there a slow build up of tension before the crescendo, and that crescendo can be hate

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2010-2020 A Decade of “Returns” and New Directions💫

As 2020 fast approaches, I can’t help but think its necessary to reflect on what was the most ambitious, self-directed, and awe-inspiring ten years of my life. There wasn’t a

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The House Negro: Remastered

I am suggesting the peer is the allegory of the American South’s mulatto in a world where animalism has supplanted reason for hate.

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is Mental Illness a disability?

So, I want to pose a question: is a mental health disorder a disability? I suspect the answer to this question hinges on how disability is contextualized. There are several

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From The Revisionist: Rise of the Prosumer

“In the future, further work should deconstruct categories of medicine, psychiatry, and social work and encourage strength based approaches that will supplant new-institutionalization and create a new gold standard in

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The Benefits of Taking Inventory

We all know that staying positive is helpful in promoting good mental health. Well, this is getting harder and harder for some folks. Staying positive has become increasingly difficult when

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What exactly does it mean to be a peer?

The peer world is divided. Okay, so that’s not news. Either are the divisions within the mental health community on how to best advocate and push for better health care.

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J. Peters has always been “Watching”

I want to make it very much known to all that read this, that J. Peters has always been watching, long before he put any University on Watch. Indeed, during

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Lost Chapter of UOW: Bombs over New London University

The next step in Contesting Admission seemed rather obvious to me. Pummel the English Department into submission. In the words of President George W. Bush, this will be “shock and

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The Kindness Rocks Project

The Kindness Rocks Project, founded by Megan Murphy, is about discovering the beauty and profound possibilities of hope in acts of kindness, and has become a grassroots movement. Megan Murphy

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Who exactly is J. Peters?

putting “language on notice” (University on Watch, J Peters) from now until the end of time

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In Solidarity with J Peters

Known as University on Watch day, February 28th, honors the legacy of J. Peters in academe. In 2008, J. Peters put New London University “on watch”, forever altering the English

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The future of J. Peters and the next book

There is no mistaking it. The Revisionist, the third installment in the J. Peters series has run into excessive costly delays, and is now, fully stalled. This is not writers

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This is the Ending I Always Wanted to Write for University on Watch

The dew on campus was moist with retribution. Jacques Peters kneeled on on the grass and felt the wetness of the grass between his fingers. “It’s over, I’ve won” Jacques

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The J Peters Reality Tour🤷‍♂️

I’ve been getting a lot of questions, and I mean a lot, about the status of the J Peters reality tour. Let’s talk about it here and put to rest

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The Revisionist✍️: Rise of the Prosumer (Chapters 1&2)

Preface The Revisionist describes events I experienced beginning in 2008, the year that I graduated from college at New England University. However, the actual writing began shortly after the completion

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The Revisionist: rise of the prosumer, axioms, and future directions in Mental Health Affairs

When I first began writing about mental health, and topics concerning my own experience with schizophrenia, I was a bit naive. I thought since I lived through “this”, meaning, the

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Interview with J. Peters: Small Fingernails Even Less Love

Interviewer: I am here with J. Peters, author of University on Watch and Small Fingernails. Mr. Peters, can you say something about the difference between these two books? J. Peters:

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Mentally Ill in the Catskills of New York😇

I have traveled all over the world. Before, after, and during my most psychotic episodes, I have been privileged in the realm of touring, traveling and seeing the world at

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The Prosumer Technocrat🔢🔀

I’m am very much public about my status as a prosumer in the mental health community. I’ve outed myself time and again. People ask me about my book series all

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University on Watch: Crisis in the Academy (Authorhouse , J. Peters 2019), The Second Editon

To get right to it, I always felt University on Watch was unfinished. I am also a writer who believes in delivering information as fast as possible. Most of the

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Lost UOW chapter: $50 dollar bills for Recovery

My perception was shifting everyday. At first the shift was gradual, eventually dramatically altered. The community appeared different. People seemed to behave differently and have different motives. All I wanted

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Lost Chapter of University on Watch: The History of Rhetorical Theory

The success of Contesting Admission hinged upon my ability to make such waves in the English department that my status as a student could no longer be ignored. The department

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Lost Chapter of University on Watch “The Dying Man”

After moving into my new home, I truly wanted to make it place of self-care, joy, and peace. Things went so poorly where I had previously resided, that I didn’t

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New “Lost Chapter” Chapter of University on Watch: Register Co-sign Arrest

Handcuffed in front of my house, with broken glass from my car all over the place, I knew I had entered into a whole new phase of contesting admission. This

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What keeps me pushing forward?

I am field instructor for graduate and undergraduate student in social work going for their bachelors and masters degrees. I am also a professor of social work in a university.

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Seeking the help of a Tertiary Care Hospital

As a clinical social worker, I am always interested in the level of care abstraction that defines systems in medical and mental health facilities. As a person who has had

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My Ferret Clausewitz and my last pet in Binghamton

My last pet in Binghamton was a ferret named Clausewitz. While I often don’t speak of Clausewitz openly anymore, I feel it is time to reflect on his memory. During

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The Revisionist✍️

Far too many stories and firsthand accounts of recovery are terminal and end with a cure or picturesque life for the consumer of services or “sick” person. This recovery narrative

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New Freedom🛠: The Brave Experiment🎭

Humanity wakes up… We open our eyes to a society that is closed off, blocked, from further evolution of consciousness and the potential to grow beyond predesigned limits. No distinction

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The Trilogy 📚3️⃣

The time is upon us! I need to address the ongoing rumors circulating around my writing. Ever since I have announced a second novella, Small Fingernails, Even Less Love 💕

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🅱️iologic Theory

Research must be wholly beneficial to the public, it must be free and rife for regard for society. As a prosumer and mental health interventionist researcher, I have sought nothing

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The Future of Peer Movement: A House Divided Cannot Stand

“A house divided cannot stand” Abraham Lincoln They are familiar words that defined a period in this nations history that defined the future and course of world history. These words

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Can I Spit in your Lemon Cake?

During my first inpatient psychiatric experience as an adolescent I discovered that snack time was a crucial part of the day. Not only did snack time break up a monotonous

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Socialization and Support for those Carrying a Diagnosis: Preparing Friends and Relatives with the Resources to be Allies in Recovery

For quite some time now it has been accepted and recommended by researchers in mental health treatment for people to be socially active. Indeed, for those of us carrying a

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The support system, prognosis and mental health wellness

As I continue to mature and age along with my schizophrenia diagnosis, I think about how the passage of time impacts prognosis, and simultaneously on the successful symptom management of

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Covid Mindgames

    I am a fearless individual who is riddled with fear. As contradictory as this sounds allow me to make one thing clear. Being afraid does not always mean that one

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Winter blues

And distressing winds. Is it the weather or is it I who is causing the storm of disorder? As the cold enters my bones, and the booze filters through my

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The Peer Support System Within Mental Health Is Broken and We Need to Fix It

I am a consumer of mental health services, I am also a professional licensed social worker. I’ve done supervisory, engagement, and worked as a mental health therapist. I was also

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The mirage of my distortion

I have adapted this new radical perspective that is based on a newfound moral ground that I think is absolutely necessary regardless of inbred and conditioned responses. This means that

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My Re-evaluation In The Face of Distortion

Trying to find someone with a like minded capacity of intellect is a sure set up for failure. Baring a willingness to coexist with respect for disparity is the key

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The Internal Conflict Of A Peer Specialist In The Making.

The contradictory role of peer specialist is less conflicting in terms of transitioning from consumer to provider then it is transitioning from an activated response to a more trauma informed

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Navigating the Mental Health System as a Consumer

    I often hear how difficult it is to get social service assistance, especially when it comes to medical, and mental health care. To my own personal understanding, navigating the mental

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