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?
“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 … Continue reading From The Revisionist: Rise of the Prosumer
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. … Continue reading What exactly does it mean to be a peer?
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 … Continue reading J. Peters has always been “Watching”
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 … Continue reading The Kindness Rocks Project
Many people ask me, Max: Who is J. Peters? For a long time now I felt strangely about using my given name, Max E. Guttman under publications. I’ve felt even … Continue reading Who exactly is 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 … Continue reading In Solidarity with J Peters
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 … Continue reading The J Peters Reality Tour🤷♂️
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 … Continue reading The Revisionist✍️: Rise of the Prosumer (Chapters 1&2)
This article was originally published in NAMI’s the Advocate Spring 2019
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: … Continue reading Interview with J. Peters: Small Fingernails Even Less Love
I have traveled all over the world. Before, after, and during my most psychotic episodes, I have been privileged in the realm of touring, travel and seeing the world at … Continue reading Mentally Ill in the Catskills of New York😇
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
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 … Continue reading Lost Chapter of University on Watch “The Dying Man”
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. … Continue reading What keeps me pushing forward?
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 … Continue reading My Ferret Clausewitz and my last pet in Binghamton
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 … Continue reading The Revisionist✍️
Sometimes, love finds us; other times, love is a trauma that hurls itself into the very fabric of our lives. My experiences at New London University explain how traumatic events … Continue reading Small Fingernails, Even Less Love💕
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 💕 … Continue reading The Trilogy 📚3️⃣
Ive been accused of a number of crimes, socially unacceptable behaviors, and litany of outrageous transgressions during the course of my mental illness. While the majority of the truly grotesque … Continue reading When is sharing too much? Is oversharing a real thing?🗣
I have made no secret about my skepticism in the clinical value of new research in mental health in the last decade. I am just not certain we are targeting … Continue reading The Cancer in Academia and Mental Health Research
The right to fail. To live our lives as people that are flawed, diagnosed, mentally ill the the way we see fit to do so. In New York State, and … Continue reading The Right to Fail
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🎓
There is an undeniable mobility to recovery. Moving forward in your path to health and healing requires an inertia. From rate of recovery, the very speed and velocity required to … Continue reading The Mobility of Recovery
There is no question that family participation in a person’s mental health treatment is beneficial and critical to manage the long-standing problems that surface during a person’s recovery from a … Continue reading MHBC LONDON 2018 🎩