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 … Continue reading is Mental Illness a disability?
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 … Continue reading Lost Chapter of UOW: Bombs over New London University
After University on Watch: Crisis in the Academy was first published, I felt extremely uneasy publicizing it. Oh, sure, I felt the book was well written, and captured the message … Continue reading University on Watch: Crisis in the Academy
This article was originally published in NAMI’s the Advocate Spring 2019
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 … Continue reading The Revisionist: rise of the prosumer, axioms, and future directions in Mental Health Affairs
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 … Continue reading The Prosumer Technocrat🔢🔀
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 … Continue reading Lost UOW chapter: $50 dollar bills for Recovery
I am a very, very passionate learner. I believe in education, and anyone who reads my writing understands my love of learning. Partially due to a trauma suffered in my … Continue reading Pedagogy and Practice for Social Workers🎓
I was asked to write down three things I cannot live without on a piece of scrap paper for a seminar on interpretation. At that time, I was floridly psychotic, … Continue reading Continuing Education 🔄
At the very end of my semester in undergraduate school, I attended a reception on campus in which I participated in honoring faculty that was special with and dedicated to … Continue reading Celebrating Support and Services for People with Disabilities (SSD)🎗
I was an English major in college. Like many students studying language, I loved words, meaning-making, and using rhetoric to both dazzle and re-orient my listener to whatever I was … Continue reading Addressing Symptoms: Extended Metaphors, Ideas-of-Reference
We all talk about ourselves to other people in our lives. We talk about the day-to-day bullshit, the victories, however small, the good, the bad; all of it. As a … Continue reading The Fear of Self-Disclosure🗣
There is no question that food is apart of our identity. What we eat, how, when, where, and if we eat a particular food speaks to our culture, ethnicity, history, … Continue reading Food & Identity: Does A Mental health diagnosis change our relationship with food?