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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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‘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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Why Ridiculous Official Propaganda Still Works – CJ Hopkins

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01/13/why-ridiculous-official-propaganda-still-works/ Click on the above link for this interesting article on http://www.counterpunch.org Hat tip to Charles Eisenstein for showing us this. We are going to go with the same excerpt Charles chose:- ‘The point is to draw a Maginot line, … Continue reading

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Erich Fromm on the situation of a sane man in an insane culture

“A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet “for sale”, who can still suffer over the suffering of others, who … Continue reading

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‘ADHD: A Destructive and Disempowering Label; Not an Illness’ Philip Hickey

http://www.madinamerica.com/2015/07/adhd-a-destructive-and-disempowering-label-not-an-illness/ ‘Psychiatry has created and promoted the self-serving fiction that childhood distractibility/impulsivity and various other human problems are illnesses that need to be “treated” with neurotoxic chemicals and other brain-damaging interventions.  Suggesting at this very late stage in the proceedings … Continue reading

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The age of loneliness is killing us – George Monbiot

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/14/age-of-loneliness-killing-us Powerful piece by George Monbiot in the Guardian on how cultural structures, norms and values are eroding our sense of personhood, belonging, interconnection, and denying us the one essential condition if we are to thrive – love. Thanks to … Continue reading

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‘The exiled scapegoats, the black sheep, the nonconformists & creative maladjusted’ – Monica Cassani

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/09/27/the-exiled-scapegoats/ Click on the link for this interesting post by Monica on http://www.beyondmeds.com. We especially liked the following:- ‘Exiled scapegoats can, thus, return to serve the collective as agents of its deepest and most difficult needs…. But they are also … Continue reading

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