Category Archives: civil rights

The Touch of Madness – David Dobbs

https://psmag.com/magazine/the-touch-of-madness-mental-health-schizophrenia Click on the link above for this wonderful (lengthy – and well worth the time investment) piece. Nev’s perspective aligns with how we see ‘madness’ at this service. Thank you, David – and Nev. Also thanks to Jason Hine, … Continue reading

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To Change the World Enough – Alice Walker

To change the world enough you must cease to be afraid of the poor. We experience your fear as the least pardonable of humiliations; in the past it has sent us scurrying off daunted and ashamed into the shadows. Now, … Continue reading

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Oluwasen Talabi on escaping Grenfell Tower

Harrowing and heartbreaking film with Oluwasen Talabi describing his experience for ABC News. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994

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Ahmad Joudeh on being a Syrian dancer

Inspiring, sad and lovely. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling in Exeter since 1994

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Ayanna Cruver on being stopped by police in the U.S.

This brought tears to the writer as well. Grateful to Ayanna for posting it. It needs to be seen. Something is profoundly wrong in our societies, when this is how we impact each other. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling … Continue reading

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Alex’s Story: Living With Disabilities Under ‘Austerity’

Hard to watch  this, how much harder to live it…. ‘I have been left in a really humiliating and degrading state. And I hate living like this. I hate living like this.’ No-one should have to live like this. ‘I … Continue reading

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