Archives for April, 2011

discrimination

“Open Dialogue” ~ Treating Psychosis in Finland, Part 1…

Yesterday, in my Leadership in Society class, the second last class of the term, my students discussed change.
Our discussion was based on an assignment I had given them. A written assignment. But their real ideas and feelings tend to come out in live conversation. When they engage.

Disatisfaction with the status

They're pretty unhappy at the campus where I teach. It's small. Formerly an insurance building. Never meant to be a college campus.

That's what they want...
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anxiety

Sleeping On It…

"I think I'm going to sleep on this."

That's my mantra, my abiding bromide when I'm grappling with a problem, a dilemma, a puzzle with no apparent solution.

Late at night, I never function

My natural optimism darkens. My ebullience dulls. My doubts overshadow my hopes. I begin to wonder if what I'm doing is what I should be doing. If my judgment is sound. If I'm thinking clearly. If I can trust my instincts.

So, I stop...
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advocacy

Beyond Recovery, Part 2…

A self-determination

Copeland, WRAP's founder, has a dramatic recovery story beginning with her mother, Kate, who was taken at age 37 to a mental institution in the late 1940s.

She was diagnosed as incurably insane. Her doctors told her family to forget about this once vibrant and accomplished woman — she would never get well.

Doctors were

Kate began improving. Her mood swings became less severe. Several hospital personnel took a special interest in her, encouraging her...
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depression

Beyond Recovery, Part 1…


Last evening, Julie, a regular commenter here at Coming Out Crazy sent me a notice from The Centre for Building a Culture of Recovery.

She alerted me to a workshop this Saturday, April 9. I would like to attend, but cannot.

"It's a WRAP"...

However, I heard the keynote speaker Stephen Pocklington a few years ago at a conference on "International Recovery Perspectives: Action on Alternatives." Here's what I recall about his presentation called "It's a...
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