The Impact of Words on our Psyches
This is about you doing you, because no one else can do you better.
After Francisco’s passing family started researching and seeking the truth behind Francisco’s sudden death, they learned that he was not the only victim and was not an isolated case.
On June 17, 2021, in Brazil, Police invaded a home and, with three shots, killed Hamilton Cesar Lima Bandeira, a 23 years old young man with a history of intellectual disabilities. According to his mother: ‘the police, after killing Hamilton Cesar with the three shots, police officers dragged […]
I told him he “looked like shit” and asked if he had slept or eaten.
With therapy every other week and medication from a psychiatrist monthly, his life has improved
Peers, through the act of self-disclosure, reveal their lived experience at work in the agency all the time.
I love this work
It seems to me that many of these tragic events have originated from outbursts of uncontrolled or misunderstood rage
Her relapse opened my eyes to an entire unspoken stigma
Some students fall into a social “no-fly zone”
The mental health movement was a civil rights movement, but what happened?
Success and failure are different for each of us, but we do strive for the former
Noone who read my writing can deny that I believe in recovery
The words STIGMA and DISCRIMINATION make our overall situations exceedingly tricky.
“I need help,” Mcdaggot admitted.
When a person walks into a medical facility, hospital, or otherwise, they walk right past the gift shop.
Seemingly uncontrollable and unpredictable anger is a problem for some people with mental health condition. As a therapist, I diagnose people with intermittent explosive disorder which is a DSM 5 diagnosable condition.
Patients want to know how they will survive after their workers
retire or move on to a new position somewhere else in the mental health system.
People with mental health issues have experienced some form of “STIGMA and DISCRIMINATION.”
There is an unspoken, covert, and arbitrary standard for working in the mental health community.
‘Othering’ serves to not only create an object of hatred but also of people’s discrimination.
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 speech, or any number of incidents. Twenty years ago, in Wales Academy, I was a student in crisis. […]
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“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 treatment” (Maxwell Guttman, Mental Health Diagnosis: Axioms, Continuum, and Future Directions) 2018 “Congratulations, Jacques, on your publication!” Jonas, […]
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