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J. Peters writes on his lived experience, and also brings his story into his work. J blogs daily on his site mentalhealthaffairs.blog and for other sites around the United States and Europe, bringing his passion for mental health to consumers everywhere.

Cutting. Emotional numbness and pain. (content warning🔴)

Instead, physical pain and lots of it began emerged from cutting myself.

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The Prince George Hotel: Romance and RAC meetings

“There aren’t enough drinks for everyone, so we need to share…”

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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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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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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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Reflections on Neesa’s Blog article: How My Schizoaffective Disorder Helps Me Help Others

So, I was just reading an article by Neesa Suncheuri called: How My Schizoaffective Disorder Helps Me Help Others In this article, the author likens the side effects (no pun

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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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The Old, the New & the Next Steps in the Mental Health Movement

The system is broken. We all know it. We all preach it. When reflecting upon my experiences, both personal, and professional, I remember this short exchange between myself and a

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In Response to the Mighty

So, I read an article today on the Mighty titled: “I’m not high functioning- and I’m okay with that”. So, this is more complicated than it seems, to quote the

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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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Why we Adapt

Ever find yourself in the most perfect or seemingly perfect moment? You just want things to stay that way, right? Well, as a human, you probably have already discovered that

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