Category Archives: borderline personality disorder

What Chester Bennington’s death tells us about mental health awareness

https://doctorgoatblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/22/what-chester-benningtons-death-tells-us-about-mental-health-awareness/ Click on the link above for this wise, heartful post by an anonymous blogger who identifies as Dr Goat. This expresses much of how we make sense of human distress at this service. There is (for example) no evidence … 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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Childhood is not a mental disorder – CCHR International

Eloquent film from CCHR International, making its – vitally important – point in under two minutes. Here’s a link to CCHR International’s site, co-founded by Thomas Szasz, and fighting for human rights in ‘mental health’. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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The Scarlet Label: Close Encounters With ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’ (Part 2) Jacqueline Simon Gunn & Brent Potter

http://www.madinamerica.com/2014/11/scarlet-label-close-encounters-borderline-personality-disorder-part-2 Click on the link for the second part of this excellent post by Jacqueline and Brent, drawing on their co-authored book on this subject:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Borderline-Personality-Disorder-Perspectives-Stigmatizing-ebook/dp/B00PMABJM6/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416064246&sr=1-2&keywords=borderline+personality+disorder+potter We think the points they make are valid and important. Here too is the … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Label: Close Encounters with ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’ Jacqueline Simon Gunn & Brent Potter

http://www.madinamerica.com/2014/10/scarlet-label-close-encounters-borderline-personality-disorder/ Click on the link for Jacqueline’s and Brent’s article for Mad in America, which makes some interesting points, as do some of the comments (for example around the medicalization of distress/the human condition, and around gender bias in the … Continue reading

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