Monday, January 17, 2022

Weekend Edition: January 15 – 16

When It Comes to Mental Health Problems, The Disability Framework Fails: A Response to Comments

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A response to the thought-provoking comments and concerns on the previous blog, furthering the discussion about disability and mental disorder.

“Mental Health” Is a Euphemism for Policing Social Deviance

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"Mental health" discourse conceals the fact that mental illness is still treated as a social deviance by the authoritarian institution of psychiatry.

The Other Side of the Cage

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My doctor estimates that I have less than a year to live. I do not want my life to end as it began, with trauma, pain and dehumanization. I would like dignity and compassion in my final days.
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Guardianship Destroyed My Family

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People who can’t take care of themselves need support and protection, but guardianship provides neither. I know: I've lived it.

Can Anything Good Come Out of Therapy?

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I used to think therapy could be beneficial if only you went through the trials of finding a good therapist. What I didn’t ever question was the process itself or if I really needed to do it at all.
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Addressing the Social Determinants of Mental Health—or Perhaps Not

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An article by the APA president merely pays lip service to the psychosocial causes of mental health problems.

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