Monthly Archives: April 2017

‘In the footsteps of the walking air’ Kenneth Patchen

‘In the footsteps of the walking air Sky’s prophetic chickens weave their cloth of awe And hillsides lift green wings in somber journeying. Night in his soft haste bumps on the shoulders of the abyss And a single drop of … Continue reading

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Jez Hughes on the cultural/collective context of ‘mental illness’

“If we were to approach something like schizophrenia as an extreme example of an underlying disease in our society; that those suffering the mental torment are the ones actually taking the knocks for the whole of the culture as they … Continue reading

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‘Is mental illness real?’ Jay Watts

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/12/is-mental-illness-real-google-answer?CMP=share_btn_tw Click on the above link for this interesting and important piece in the Guardian’s ‘Comment is free’ section, showing how these perceptions are gradually making it into the mainstream media…which is encouraging. For the writer, Jay still speaks in … Continue reading

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Out Beyond Christianity – Fred LaMotte

‘Out beyond Christianity Magdalene and Jesus are dancing in a garden where things grow wild, where things grow into what they are. Many paths lead here, not one, and the gates are always open. Over each gate there’s a sign: … Continue reading

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Gil Bailie on the Crucifixion & Blame

“The surest way to miss the link between the cure (the crucifixion and its aftereffects) and the disease (the structures of scapegoating violence upon which all human social arrangements have depended) is to read the passion story with an eye … Continue reading

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‘Let’s talk about how we address mental health’ Dainius Pūras

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=21480&LangID=E Click on the above link to visit this U.N. site, for this address by Dainius Pūras on World Health Day. He is a psychiatrist, and representative of the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner. If you are … Continue reading

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Angad Singh’s Protest & Response to Hate Crime & the Murder of Timothy Caughman

  Remarkable commitment and poise at 23… Important that we each find our ways to speak out and upstand. Thank you, Angad. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994

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