“I was just following orders.” The Nuremberg defense, just following orders, Due Obedience, or by the German phrase Befehl ist Befehl (“an order is an
Our evolution is not a gift bestowed by good fortune
I began to hear, think about, and approach the world based on these new and emerging delusions—they pulled me into a distorted reality.
Objectification has been mobilized to create and propagate lies and other “isms”
I was completely disordered and unable to care for myself ten years ago….
“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
When my illness first struck in 2003 and then again in 2008 I was extremely bitter and angry.
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
Putting “language on notice” (University on Watch, J Peters) from now until the end of time
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
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
The success of Contesting Admission hinged upon my ability to make such waves in the English department that my status as a student could
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
There is nothing more profound than healing and recovery from extreme perilous circumstances and returning to a more normal life.
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
I am a rhetoric scholar and a person with lived experience with schizophrenia.
Hope is never truly lost until you stop believing in recovery
When you carry a mental health diagnosis, you are in almost constant fear of relapsing. Whether you have a chronic long standing condition, or are
One of my biggest struggles as a social worker in the human services is challenging learned helplessness. Learned helplessness is a phenomena in which clients,
I’ve said it before and I will say it again. I am an overweight Jewish man from New York State with an active schizophrenia diagnosis.