Friday, May 20, 2022

Comments by Bill Wells

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  • How and why does the language and action by the APA avoid the term, “No Income”? If the embodied profession wishes to understand the journey of being able to access dollars that reflect even a depth of values, value and potential for the lights to begin to show again the inner/outer sparkle of the eyes, then the space is in need of being written and affirmed in and beyond the guidelines? Behaviors? Insights of coping within the physical/conceptual institutions? The accreditation of degrees, that can honor difference?

  • In Freud’s time, what was the theory of money doing; credit and how was the profession monetizing the labor and the play? Sexually abused in the reference frame of Foucault’s discourse on the Panopticon? Or in the country where what was sovereign in monarchy clearly been transferred to the people? When was the power in part transferred into the machinery of the technologies, that is from a scale of inside the human versus say inside the built hospital? (Something seems to be happening into what might be considering improving the design, even if we get our hip displaced in wrestling.)

  • Is stigma more like magma? And if you cemented it, is there a possibility the mountain will explode while trying to realize a release? For lights gets in and out through the cracks? Though for a Bell to have been cracked can be linked to a flow in the casting? Humans though are not cast nor set in stone but I tend to think We are trying to figure the way our Being can be realized through some level of Becoming? But all these people who have lost their lives, can push one over the edge, as the systems are trying to realize “Outcomes” as if that is the Key to Training? Seemingly, to me the words that go along with quantity are all over the verbiage. As a result of what? See WHO event from this morning!

  • What are the 3 tests used? Drowning, running a maze and ? (I would hear travel to NYC to hear the local featured psychiatrist, Rifaat El Mallakh from Louisville speak to the crowd inside the new World Trade Center Bldg at the offices of the New York Academy of Science. (See Whitaker’s take on Mallakh’s research).

    The pharma industry had sponsored the event at the beginning of the Obama Administration. There seemed to be some cognitive dissonance occurring when I shared with them I had worked off the meds and would participate in asking some questions. Rather amazing space to witness in the rebuilding of the New York World Trade Tower.

  • I am not talking about accusations and declaratives of being a quack scientist. In finishing up a reading of the book, there is a sense of concern of being in the ballpark of the mental health discussion. Unfortunately, the language, not just spoken, but written seemingly must convey the reality of the humanity within all LIFE. In the discovery of writing, creating, through an integration of the Arts/Sciences, the exchange can be made richer that is not necessarily outcomes driven nor tied to the technology. Seemingly our culture is being shaped as much by STEM to the exclusion of STEAM. Even posting to this page may not be in one sense “live” but asynchronous that might give pause for reflexivity. Thanks for the review of the book. I am prompted to want to know how Insel then created a business that affords mental health treatment for Berkeley. Does anyone know? (For the reasons for the stats recorded is reflective of the management style of the thinking within and beyond the area in which discourse runs through e-connectivities).

  • Bob, Michael and those who are reading the column: Thank you for writing the testimonial about Jobe. And also to reference the story of how he developed and the impact that challenged you to act! The rich expressions and responses to a reality that carries with it a measure of hope is remarkable. The Long Term is a natural stance in which to understand change. As Harrow surmised, Jobe apparently had a gift of staying in the space akin to the gap, while trying to understand the architecture as well as the source of the spark.

    Not only Thomas Jobe’s Legacy but yours and many who afford witness and a method by which to further the discourse.

  • If you focus on the categories of civil rights, while recognizing the entrenched belief that a Harvard or the Academy creates a certain caste through the industry, that is structural, then how or why is the last category, that of disability not included in your writing? For the thinking about thinking, what really is happening also through the socio-technical systems, that an engineered world moves to exclude? The financing of debt, to shape ecologies that might even be heterarchical that morph to hierarchical might need to be fleshed out. At one point does the thinking become galvanized to pronounce this way over other ways of seeing, when we must be short of being able to communicate and/or be heard? While realizing value with values? The ethics of a whole city that sits quietly when the tragedies of mental health care is anything but care suggests a need for some serious forms of reparations while realizing that indeed murder has been occurring directly as well as indirectly. And what attorney would take on the case, as they want to win? Do legal rulings affirm a hierarchical form of thinking? In the power relationships agumented with pharma when one searches out care?

  • I wish the question could be asked of Dr. Mate, about the difference in the quantitative statement “They wish to make themselves bigger” as opposed to the qualitative statement, “They wish to make themselves better”. The pace and rhythm the struggle to be alive, is amazing. Though to bring into focus, a different context by which to exist is difficult, when the culture is driven by more, more, MORE?

  • When one is in a position of being confronted by the psychiatrist with a a brain creating a mind that is operating in a manner discovering rich possibilities, how can you suggest an utter shallowness of the psychiatric/DSM worldview? If one perhaps had studied more? Or came into the connectivity/access realized through MAD? The assumption is that the world has beaten a path to this site? All those who figured out how to realize incredible dollars treating problems in part created by the pharma and prescriptions? How long will these economies be given license? Who will speak for those that have forfeited their lives? Where will the financial claims window be? (Predicated on “Never Again?”)

  • The very industry of creating wealth, that is to realize liquidity manufactured and expanded the business of for profit prisons, pharma and the tools by which to realize a certain order, that is imposed upon people. The Uses of Disorder would be written by Richard Sennett, a great teacher, who had hoped to become a violinist. In my journey, to have been drawn into the language of both the ARTS in the Sciences to attempt to understand LIFE, when forced to go back on the meds, triggered an experiment, that was not sanctioned nor understood. In trying to understand my madness and then the collective understanding by which better theories can be advanced, even within the language of psychology/psychiatry, from an economical fashion, means less words, better writing. To communicate, when one is made to be an island, due to the attitudes of bankers, business, even religious leaders, a community, then where is the loss occurring of each letter being typed does not reflect the resources vested? Discovered an incredible book, The Lords of Easy Money: How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy. By Christopher Leonard. I would suggest a reading by all viewers, staff and c/s/x for to realize a better response, and understanding where the adjustment needs to occur perhaps is within all of us. But without access to knowledge we will perish, as many have. See this reference from the book: http://www.jamlab.us/downloads/Documents/DillonRead_1.112506as.pdf

  • Just returned to the library a child’s book, My Body? What about the Mind, and if the larger community of elected people in governance or business people fearful of having made a mistake, in their decision making process? And if people have been attempting to find a reconciliation through law, and the initial rules and policies that gave agency to those who operate the asylums, then at what point, does the train stop? If economies have been shaped to connect through e-platforms, but now the platform represents one in a huge field, then how will the whole community know and realize the nature of a greater injustice, if the group is being framed by a certain language that is unique to the causality of the problem?

  • Much of the discourse is across the spectrum of disciplines, though if our perceived discourse functions (?) or not under the rule of law, then where are the legal scholars and practitioners operating to realize the justice? Seems as if verdicts emerge from a constant rebalancing of the prevailing mind of the legal system. To realize a cogent legal response seemingly needs more than an ear to hear, rather the volume and along with the nature by which our efforts to heal and have a life are thwarted by the bias and misuse of power, in and outside of politics.

  • What is the form of the parliamentary procedures for conducting meetings of organizations? How do the groups begin to learn group process through some a code? Depending on the tempo, rhythm, tempre of the voices speaking and listening, can convey the group’s process. How to leave the disorder and create order? The abuse Artaud would suffer in his treatment requires greatness of character to engage and explain what the treatments are doing to a creative peoples.

  • Dr. Kelmenson: First I had to look up where Cold Spring was and then Cold Spring Harbor for to ponder the meaning of James Watson and Francis’s Crick’s work along with the earlier funders from the horse racing business. In becoming severely depressed in my first job, after college the challenge to realize a value and values search took me into the midnight hour. In having the situation explained by the Dr. Uncle, the resolution of the problem would occur, but then in following his suggestions, “To Live Like There is No Tomorrow”, the pendulum swung into the space lacking self-control.

    Secondly, I would be curious about the numbers that go along with thermodynamics and those that went with the creation of money and wealth. During this time period, a conflict with Iran was occurring and Felix Rohatyn was working desperately to save New York City from default. And I would write a letter to Norman Cousins regarding the concept of energy. He would write back a letter in response with a comment about leadership.

    Third, the plan and architecture For LIFE seemingly holds a different number flow and orientation towards better human behavior, if we are wanting to witness real recovery in respect to the universal.

    Thus, if you challenge the pursuit of happiness, which now as an artist, the paradox of trying to pursue the vanishing point while invoking the Artist’s Gaze, seems to be an invitation into or beyond, to experience the altered states of reality. There is nothing artificial about this intelligence as some attempt to hijack the thought systems; but would our Declaration have been better if the words conveyed the concept of being happy? To just, BE! Too Just Be Happy!

    Becoming happy may not even need the pursuit, when there are better questions posed by doctors and patients, though there seems to be issues of Power at work, in the scales of relationship when one visits any doctor. How do you sense/create the appropriate response?

  • Richard et al: Have you considered “Exclusive” rather than “Exclusion” within the practice of medicine? Or the orders by which one begins to sense class distinction, arrogance of power? And if one examines the various disciplines accredited through the various agencies, just who or what gives the accreditation to practice the profession of teaching without engaged learning? If you think about it, we are always learning, even when we are being committed, forced into seculusion, strapped down, and doped up. Though the learning of physical/pharma restraint is a question about the signal/signifier to the brain. And the institution of the practice as well as the facility, the building and organizational management is practicing while ignoring what they do not know or want to know. Further, if you go into the Am. Psych Association Parliamentary Rules, in its wisdom reduced the chance for self-reflection by the legislative body. The ebb and flow in rule making needs self-reflexivity, as we, as individuals, too in my opinion. For in the polarities of the experience of the inner collapse into the midnight hour, the darkness of the soul, in contrast to moving towards the other extreme, the rate of the metabolism and release of energy is not as smooth as one would like. Might even look more like the lines reflective of the stock market, the collective expression seen on paper. But what sets us to wondering and asking how and why consciousness relates to other facets of whole? In the language of education, do you train people or does one does one practice educare? And is the learning occurring in a space that is receptive to innovation?

  • We can spend our lives challenging the ethics of manipulation of an individual or an organization. I would ask where is the ethical fund raising, costs accounting appearing in the discourse that reveals the balance sheets and the methodologies by which full recoveries of the individuals and organizations can be shown. Can anyone describe the currency of mental health? (And not as AI)

  • Who wrote the lead in to the Article referenced from New Stateman? For the very prejudice and destruction held by the eugenicists of earlier times was conveyed in the reference and questioning of DeGaulle’s humanity to realize love for a daughter. Could the living architecture on Ash Wednesday along with the other days of the year, bring to the surface, that instead of ashes realized from wood, that the particles of light, the structure of research that reveals more deeply exactly what we are made of and not mad from, is indeed a way to recover? Do We, having experienced or witnessed the deaths that occur inside mental hospitals, the abuse require us to file for office, just to show We even have the rights to not only vote, but also file for public office and refuse the public money, the PAC monies? For the funds seemingly are being laundered through the legal framework of real estate, trusts and so forth. Just because an entity of nature’s neural network fires off at different speeds, an awareness at this level seemingly calls for better questions to be asked. And Histories to be rewritten, though caution needs to be exercised in the update to realize better scholarship (cite and write) with the facts.

  • I have read the book and the title in itself, is one that sets the stage for the challenge, to love Humankind when one’s existence can be in the scales of probabilities. I was intrigued, perhaps in the context of what is happening now at the international level but also wondering how the culture of different countries shapes the tuning of one’s ability to see. And I mean really “see” having just finished a viewing of the documentary about Dorothea Lang: Grab a hunk of lightning. see: https://grabahunkoflightning.com/watch-the-trailer-2/ I would borrow the doc through my local library and the difference between the creativity is really I think non-existent. The challenge it seems to me is having the virtuosity of being able to modulate between the world of imposed madness and then realize the appropriate space within by which one’s values and values can be intact as we tune ourselves to the creative expression. Your book accomplishes this feat. I would mark the pages the on 47 – 55 where the effort even took the storyline into the physicality of seeing the notes. So, I would ask you in your sense of knowing space, if one senses the capacity within self as well as the collective, if We have the strength to tune the world? As a kinder human? Or do these thoughts only fall on deaf ears? (I think you would enjoy the commentary and artistry of the documentary about Lange, though the extent and degree the electronics of modernity seems to draw us into typing, filling, responding through the medium, when the potential for authentic dialogue is clipped by the box.)

  • In working on our plan for the Advocates Taking Action Against Mental Illness in Kentucky, the emergent new terminology was to realize outcomes for in order to receive funding. To measure gains and/or show the progress of the developing organization, the phrasing for outcomes measurements for the organization would have to be realized in order to receive funding. And in taking the seminar with W. Edwards Deming, when I stood up to ask him about how to measure improvement in a mental hospital which is definitely different from realizing a representative form of democracy through a legitimate 501.C3, his reply was to either mark up or down once a day improvement with a + or minus -. (Then tally the markings over time). Obviously, at some point, the individual also is trying to understand am I getting better or worse.
    How does one do this when life is a verb while becoming aware of one’s unique gifts?

    The challenge to connect as an individual and within an organization across the state and provide input, represent and work towards a more insightful populace into our health required a certain level of commitment. That would occur within the organization and individuals though it seems after I would realize my time in the organization and a few turnovers, the organization would be undermined by the “outcomes” of a regional community mental health care system from a different part of the state and so called “professionals”.

  • Hi Ekatarina, now rec’d Elena. And I wonder how culture shapes the investigation? For while attending the Little Rock Central High, ’67-’70, would play in the pit orchestra for a production of “Stop the World, I Want to Get Off”. The problem we begin to think is one of “being out of the community”, the beloved community, to experience a real social disassociation. But one is challenged to ask is there a break in the law or is a more truthful reality that law is fragmented. The currency of thinking creatively, to awaken to the edge and beyond, seemingly in my way of thinking and I suspect others, too, that those made arrogant in the acquisition of dollars, without ethics and can one say morals, seemingly are becoming more at risk. To pedal this stuff and the images that go with “corrupted powers” and the cries of discrimination (it does happen, even to us, as c/s/x) warrants an effort to file for office. To think one has to spend money, raise money is another question. Governance of public systems, the necessity to bring truths forward requires that we show, teach and share with others the steps necessary. I have not left this world nor the thinking about the matter of Matter or Nature, though the reality(s) sure can be strange when one decides to run for a political office. Are you leaving out the computer as part of the problem, the speed in which the tech transmits neural synapses firing? Across cultures? Creatively in a manner that raises questions about the issues? See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRyYPcicDcQ

  • Nice article, Liam! Am intrigued to ask you how you process the non-dominant and submissive for lack of a better word(s). For while I, too would major in Biology and have a class with a few psychology classes that reinforced Skinner’s belief, the real lessons began when I attempted to work in a bank while applying to Georgia’s Ecology School led by Odom.

    My family doctor who was my Uncle would discourage the effort along with family. The search for values and value while working in a bank became a window into the speed of numbers, computers and thermodynamics and depression.

    Financial numbers are not the same as physics and the strange reality(s) of strange attractors. The darkness of the midnight hour, the questioning of knowing something is wrong and the gradual erosion of the self becomes consumed with identity and self-worth. Fortunately, I would have an Uncle (who I could talk with) realized I needed to have a talk with the Dr. Uncle who would then proceed to explain patiently what was happening. Being in that room that Saturday morning at the Missouri Pacific Hospital still is an image that really became the turning point to go and follow the words of advice, “Live like there is no tomorrow”. Which in due time, there were no brakes on this engine.

    Not until working the copying cameras in the History of Science Collection at OU while starting the MA in City Planning would I be given an article by one Jose Alfredo Bach, whose father had sent him the copy of Chemical and Engineering News. See: The Social Thermodynamics of Ilya Prigogine in Chemical and Engineering News, April, ’79 written by Wil Leopowski. And as such because of your last name, I wonder as to your musical abilities? You might also enjoy a reading of Godel, Escher and Bach. An early intro into computer coding, if not the artistry of Escher!

    When the engineer oriented director of the planning program told me not to study this, then I would apply to the University of Waterloo. Harry Coblentz who would edit Environments and serve as the founding of the School of Regional and Resource Planning in the Faculty of Environmental Science was a teacher’s teacher. He served also as the first planning director for the City of Phoenix which in creating the first school in North America to integrate ecology with city planning was ? a phenomenal expression of that time?

    I could not be dispatched into remote areas for being on Lithium and when I attempted to work off the meds, the choice of no meds was over ridden by the doctor(s).

    I share this with you and readers because I believe our history is important, the way we learn is important and our ecology(s) is extremely important. And even stranger, though discounted by many scientist types, the Arts feed and liberate the imagination, equal to or beyond the limitations of statistical analytics. Hence, could the challenge be to work/play smarter than harder?

    And if one’s spirit is young, LOL there is no telling what your dreamscape will reveal. I will wish you and all the readers/staff who might be mad at America or mad in America that a dear friend or someone will emerge to realize a celebration of sorts for the potential to recover and transcend the trauma. For life is short, but an incredible space to afford inward and outward seeing while learning how to be centered… and hopefully increasingly at Peace!

  • If you live in Seattle or the concentration of Microsoft types, along with the wealth if one is an extension of the computing industry, does one experience a more layered understanding of mind, singular and collectively? Both a gift and perhaps even an orientation towards attitude, the space now attributed to the new buzz of trauma that grew from Gabor Mate’s work, one is challenged to understand the nature of the port city in Vancouever, the harbor for immigration and when people wish escape, via the drugs, was that a choice or an abdication of responsibility? To calculate the costs of lives, careers, marriages lost to “seasick”, the tilting and shifting of the mind’s cargo needs a bit of rest, an ability to maybe just be? The homeless are houseless, and in part may be a result of learning how to “speak” through computerized systems while having difficulty to create a legit currency. Something is grossly attached to “being in this space capsule” and then that of Bezos, Musk, or Branson’s escapes into pushing the engineers to realize precision monies while ignoring the pollution.

  • I would write to Dershowitz years ago trying to realize appropriate representation for the discrimination issues I would be facing in Louisville, Ky. I would also write to Bandy Lee upon reading of her challenges. In addition, knowing of some students at Yale and the student newspaper I would write while trying to convey the plight of the mental health treatment issue. And several years ago, when P&A was having their conference in New Haven, I was trying to calucalate my costs to that event along with a visit to the Broad Institute’s conference on mental health. But in the end, my costs would be too much and I did not travel. So, my question is one of knowing the change in the chemistry of one’s body, that affords the gifts of knowing one is alive independent of the so called new therapies. The challenge to renew and hear more carefully what one is thinking while listening can be difficult when one has learned how to communicate through the fingers and remain silent. But the technology is not the human. To understand if one has an ounce of curiosity and willingness to change, particularly for Men as described by bell hooks, seemingly affords a window into the travesties created by a patriarchal orientation in the West. Having visited the city, county and the monument to Jefferson Davis along with a site visit to Western State Hospital in Kentucky and also knowing of Berea College, there seems to be value in being outside of New Haven for experiential learning.

    Finally, to look at the image created for the article do you see the network of hierarchy that also goes with teaching morse code or the structure behind rhizomic formation or root development. But where is the canopy or the blossoming of knowledge creation in the space between therapist and client?

  • I would like to come back to your article. The title creates 3 questions that you and Mad In America might help with:

    1. Please elaborate on the pace by which the the “social determinants” are created uniformly? Along with the social indeterminates in the process of an individual and then the fealty of the individual to an organization such as the APA? (Did Bandy Lee just explain this regarding Dershowitz and the Yale School of Psychiatry? I was getting a bit lost when or if she quit practicing, but something did not sit well with her as she discovered the pharma industry was pushing too many pills).

    2. Can an understanding for the long term and short term capital gains be understood by the customer of mental health services? (How to learn this and what it means to oneself and the practitioners and corporate revenue statements of for and non-profits might shake loose a new currency).

    3. How were you able to discern the organizational mind of the APA being or becoming driven more by the financial gain to the detriment of better research? (If the thinking is recorded in the By-laws and minutes, then where or when does the legal drive the process and in whose scales of justice are the attorney’s working?)

  • Maybe the impairment is in the LAW, itself? But does that bring a self into the LAW? As something that is alive? (In other words, too in reading of the work realized by the Senator from Arkansas Bumpers and friend Clinton, was something created by the lawyers in Silicon Valley that just pushed the conceptual on paper infinitely forward, thereby creating currency? Thereby challenging people to learn how to manage capital gains and losses. Who says We are not Knowledge Creating People of Incredible Worth? Just seems to be that even the government, not the people that work inside the layers of government just might have created a killing machine, that they do not wish to atone for? Or what? I am told the Truth will set one free. But we will not know until the issues are made public, and if one is so inclined, might consider even running for office. (That one can be real about).

  • Sorry, for I erred in attempting to post a wonderful article about Casals. See: https://www.themarginalian.org/2014/12/03/pablo-casals-work-age/?mc_cid=ce14b328be&mc_eid=9e7d5ef3ee

    There is also a classic article about the Brelands who operated the IQ Zoo in Hot Springs, Arkansas. They were students of Skinner, that suggests Behaviorism would be answer if one thinks of human as a machine to be conditioned. In the inhumanity of institutionalized behaviorism, the maltreatment and mistreatment that occurs will at some point address the concerns we are sharing. Would like to learn more of the interest in music? For your book and title seem to explore your extraordinary creativity.

  • What is hiding indeed behind the term ‘mental illness’? What does it involve precisely? Well, no one knows, and therefore, people have the right to remain frightened and on guard.

    How can you make the statement, “Well, no one knows….” for there is an individual writing this response to an individual who wrote the essay for MadinAmerica. How and why does one begin to be authorized to speak for the “We”?

    Are you a musician, too? Would be reminded of Pablo Casals, then pulled out the Karsh Portofolio, where the image and story of the photo session conveyed something special that transcends a situation. From a reading of what was Brain Pickins https://www.themarginalian.org/2021/10/22/brain-pickings-becoming-the-marginalian/?mc_cid=ce14b328be&mc_eid=9e7d5ef3ee the writer renamed her site to the marginalian conveys a scan into thinking.

    To create a different framework, am reminded of the time the concept of Gesamtkuntswerk may not be lost though rather a visit with new eyes such as ours?

    To search out while realizing the creative moment, particularly heightened from a reading of Pablo Casals Joys and Sorrows in a simple narrative conveys his experience also along with his response to the oppressive nature of some governments and their institutions.

    Thank you for the insightful essay. I hope to read your book.

  • Ed, Steve and others:
    The idea may be simpler https://youtu.be/f1x9lgX8GaE though to have clarity of thought for flash forward, backward and even in the Now poses some health risks to the clarity of thinking. The vibrancy of colors on line is different from standing before art in museum or gallery. The values and valuation though that create an economy that is destructive to self and others, even collectively though remains in and of question. And when one is punished for speaking up to address some degree of injustice, then what recourse is there?

  • How does one reconcile the flashbacks with and/or without drugs? The brain seemingly is creating responses as described by many on this site in response to escalations of verbal, physical and sexual abuse, either knowingly and/or unknowingly with limited ways out of this nightmare. What is required for a better recovery and economy, which affirms our existence as global citizens?

  • Tina: Just because you make the declarative sentence that my reply was not pertinent to your comment, does not invalidate the relevance to my efforts to make, to type a comment that is in silence rather than the oral tradition required in the practice of law. Ruby starts off by stating “This will be controversial, as I am going to argue against the idea that mental disorder is a disability”. In spending the time, and allowing the article to percolate within my evolving thinking, I wonder if the effort was to create only an argument, to weigh in on argument being placed in the scales of justice?

    To write a paper for the academy, to write a brief (which is difficult for me, in a logic that can border irrationality) or even spend time writing in to post a comment, requires of me an effort in the awe of trying to connect with what, the machine, the invisible audience where after a night’s rest the collective intelligence of society has advanced?

    You are spending a life fighting the good fight, that has been tempered by an injustice that seemingly is a dark, deep hole. I think I too have tracked on a parallel track, having worked my way through graduate school in Regional and Resource Planning while being forced to take the lithium. Time would also be spent writing an article titled “Creating the Dis-City” for the Disability Rag as an effort to address the socio-political nature of the designed space we live in that for most occurs under the jurisdiction of laws.

    Just as one frames a house in the building process, in order to realize a case or a project, does the thinking that accompanies the creation of policy require framing? One that is tight, to the point written from within the humanities trying to create a response to the practice that in psychiatry is showing major issues in methodologies for lack of proper and appropriate experiments? And who is and has been experimented on in the practice, the Art of medical care? Which can be incredibly different from the clinical trials staged with varying degrees of integrity? And then in practice, practice, practice?

    Ruby made reference to the socio-political but not the economics by which the psychiatric oppression is operating.

    Further, where is the definition for “the medical model” in the DSM or CRPD, terms not first spelled out in writing for the audience. For the held beliefs and validity of a model, a large scale model as dealt with within the framework for the United Nations and impacts may be or can trigger even further abuses of Power.

    In trying to weigh in with a better degree of clarity, I hope this effort is not received as impertinent matter, but rather a better effort that suggests exploration. For there are issues of scaling, the verb by which our visual eye and inner eye adjusts the relationships which is in part a gift that we have.

    Seemingly, are there cases, examples surfacing to take to the United Nations that will and can address the different sort of thinking Ruby alludes to? And yet, as we know, to be or become an outlier while retaining the courage to question authority(s) requires entering the unknown space within orders and ways of knowing reality? And can the practice of law create the language that embraces the difference while affording and affirming life rather than deaths that have occurred indirectly when the wrestling with these questions collapses our inner self and selves?

    Thank you for your time.

  • While the advancement of laws that shape Rights, to what extent is the design profession even including architects and planners awakening to the shaping of the physical and operational space that is more responsive to the disability presence? When the visiting architect behind the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, in response to my query about green with universal design, his response was, “BS”. Somehow the amount of horsepower going into the expense of creating a better understanding for the challenge that embraces LIFE requires a way forward, that here to date, would give rise to Ed Roberts, Peter Breggin, and countless others to do what We CAN! Take the risk and try an url. All that could happen is an edit or rejection…. a minimal rewrite as we learn the pedagogical horizons of this site.

  • Understanding on a surface level the history of the evolution of how ISEPP from ICSPP is important. For the organizational struggle into the very eytymology is critically important to what we hear as to what we read that is typed. The dis function and dis ability become caught up in an academic dog fight while potentially denying insightful and engaged learning by which the self can become whole. Whether one’s self was led to believe the temporary nature of learning context advanced by old belief systems, then being shunt aside can be a gross violation of civil rights. When elected and civil servants would not address the issue as framed and shown with documentation, from local to federal levels, then can one still file a law suit, or is the challenge one or economic disenfranchisement at the level of mind, not the color of skin? Contrary to your thesis, the “dis” may be akin the gap in the spark plug, that needs to be adjusted along with points. From an artist perspecive, many would like to close the gap in the Sistine Chapel, but then the gap just as the dis as in the stuttering of Moses serves a role.

  • Does the article address the linearity of law, creating law that reflects ACES assuming that deference to the legal department is an experience that shapes the walls We, as citizens have too often experienced. And then one is challenged to ask, the nature of monetizing the law that creates an inflexible line in the sand? At what point do those in the marginalized groups have concern for those having concern for those in the marginalized groups? Is this context similar to what Dietrich Bonhoeffer would realize in his discernment of reality?

  • Is the article dis-empowering, DIS-empowering, or dis-Empowering for the reader, Sears, McCrea, staff and readers? Or, in the complexities of thinking, bringing into existence some questions, being shaped by the past, in the operation of the brain, perhaps even the algorithms that are of conscious, is there some shred of empowering discourse? Or by definition, does the effort release the trauma? To what extent do Doctors argue with the clients, by culture or just ignore and control? And do doctors have families, where the family might influence the prevailing commentary of the day/moment, perhaps altering the capacity to focus with the client? Yes, there is hypocrisy though is the intentionality and level the same throughout? Finally, how, when and why does the BS detector begin to sense “warning signals”?

  • How could this article be improved? For Sears wrote a summary, based upon his decision-making to date. Where is reference to theory? How to try out and test the hypotheses? Both in the Arts with Sciences? Does one need more and more data, while excluding the role of the algorithms? To include “more” in the exclusion of understanding how the qualities of thought, emergence and complexities of being a human are ignored across the tableau in which we live. In the medical and psychological practices, to attempt to engage the professionals can leave one speechless, if not struggling to type out a few letters that just happen to create some words? Does this effort help or hinder the postings? The reflexivity?

  • Meremortal:
    The college system is not confined to the property or real estate holdings by said institutions. Rather if you check your toolbox, and pull out the level, then address the idea of balance over time through the passage of time. The context of learning and the idea behind Head Start was to challenge the prevailing locked in belief systems. To aggregate opinions and then project into the crowd a belief hopefully will have an awareness for how profound learning occurs, if the gaze is on point? What if one is an outlier? Or the thought, an outlier expression?

  • Good Morning Amy:

    And what place is not a campus? In sorting through material this AM, the re-discovery would be made of the 2003 National Bureau of Economic Research Report on the No Child Left Behind Act reported in a Research Summary “Randomized Trials and Quasi-Experiments in Education Research” promised a series of significant reforms. Though from what you are saying, the idea of “normality” still seems to be floating around, which for those of us who managed to survive the medicalized treatment, seem to have a different level of awareness for the imperfect. I would even suggest, that while the computer has opened up more while ignoring the idea of better qualities, is contributing to a language of keyboarding/texting attachments that couples with potential detachment and discrimination, not at the level of skin color but rather in a way that the mind can and does enter into different states of operations.

    Thus if “research” from the Academy is contextualizing unhealthy learning systems, then how does Mad in America, Staff or the reader respond to the questions of “What is Scientifically Based Research?” that contributes to School Incentives and School Choice, School Resources? For inevitably, the pursuit of policy may only look at the Macro level of aggregated data, when in fact each individual citizen has a journey to be realized? If the data is not able to explain the bell curve along with the power to deflate a learner, or the impacts of a marketing system tied to college systems that tend to gloss the reality of healthier learning systems, then at what point does the community, the “Beloved Community” begin to grasp the structure of ideas beyond the campus into a complex ecosystem of awe? There seems to be emergent problems by which research is examining data, generating studies, while forgetting the artistry by which knowledge is being created, not just as a science. The search for meaning still has many miles to go before one sleeps.

  • Have you ever read of Thomas Merton along with his friendship with the Dali Lama? As I explore your inquisition, then I wonder how anyone ever creates words that include the little c, as in catholic health systems. For the Hospital Systems in Louisville went through and I suspect will continue to evolve, though to discover streets names Abraham Flexner Way…. There are reasons and then reasons for how and why we are on these journeys! Stay Strong and best wishes in your field work and writing!

  • Your connections to Scotland, New Bedford? are of interest in how the world is being designed and managed, in and beyond the Walls. For as a child, the steam engine without a governor, would be a concept that would have me reading about James Watt of Edinburgh, the huge Corliss Steam Engine that drove the Chicago World’s Fair and Ferris Wheel excited my imagination. Later, the reference in college chemistry to “Thermodynamics” while wondering about the idea of a “Liberal Arts Education” curled my brain cells if not the upper lip in non-traditional ways, inevitably rooted an interest in how the whole of LIFE operates.

    So your friendship to Chris Muirhead and the many in working to improve our understanding for the mind is extraordinary. In graduate school, when the social worker took us patients to see the move, “The Chariots of Fire” the response would be to check out early to continue trying to run my race. As a child I would be photographed on the college track poised to run life’s race. What becomes even more fascinating, regarding the music and story of Eric Liddell, and the film itself, is to understand the producer was Dodi Fayed. And later, at a New York Academy of Science Conference on the Flight from Reason, Langdon Gilkey would be on the panel. He would be in the POW camp with Liddell and wrote a book about the experience: Shantung Compound: The Story of Men and Women Under Pressure. So, how do we reconcile the forces of pressures imposed and created from such institutionalized perceptions that contribute to our hospitalizations?

  • I concur re: living document. Though to wonder if this socio-technical system is not living, then what is it? As I/We pass through to post something out in response to a creative endeavor? Once dead, I am not sure if I could still post or document much, though the records do show something or another! There are documents, volumes of documents held in silence that one can access if willing to ask for them. Interesting to see what is in the record and what is in one’s mind as a record.

  • Can we realize a similar level of scholarship as it relates to mental health treatment, let us go beyond how prevailing knowledge. See Christie’s research as documented: http://www.olivebranchumc.org/History.html For there are still family connections, that can be traced out, along with what happened in the efforts to address care.

    Where is or how to realize our on-site research? For the ability to realize the field work, perhaps is a role afforded by treatment? When, in learning how to and why our stories are important, as it conveys individual but also a collective story of locale and culture of an area.

  • In contrast, I think we need to know our history. After my first experience with mania, the Dean, Francis Christie of Hendrix College where I had recently graduated from suggested a reading of Anton Boisen and Ruell Howell. See: https://www.jstor.org/stable/23328440 Boisen and Howell’s works to me are still relevant. Perhaps through the medicalization, the level at which Pastor’s are schooled in this domain may not be able to explain how Gideon would have been grinding the wheat in the winepress then and the manner by which beverage and health is distilled now.

    At about this time also, the Dean was exploring a better way into the pedagogy by which one can learn. And they were using Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance!
    To understand our history and how to reconcile a certain way of knowing and learning remains and will be important if we expect change to happen through our efforts.

    We learn how to write history as we become history can yield some turning points for hopefully anyone.

  • Ben: If the intersections between the interests you have are variable, then how can one expect the consistency of purpose to become stable? One may even presume that an area is weak, when in fact the space may be learning, powering up, so to speak, to go and attempt to engage the mindset held? Then if a government, empowered by the rule of law, how to foster a space for healing?

    To think of the issue at an international level from a neuro perspective surely will flesh out some questions that help develop new nerve cells, perhaps yet identified? Or at least recharging the old?

  • Jim, I think your insights were stronger than Szasz that the state of the academy does have to deal the practicalities. Another term for the space to draw out is known as “student” who is struggling to understand the importance of how the conceptual can be applied, “My view is we need both what I will call the purists and realists because I can’t think of better terms”. In striving for the purities of the whole thought, whole person, the discoveries by which a brain can run free, even without street drugs or medications, as a way into the reality(s) that are much richer than a thought process that inevitably is challenged to self-governance while reinventing understanding across the spectrums of knowing realities. One can start off in a case with the purist of intention, but having been through the mash up of the laws of justice, “to win” requires constant sifting in search one one’s truth being created about the Gift, that is life. An incredible story…. and thanks for reminding me again.

  • When I first discovered this article referencing a preprint, I wondered. For to apply a legal context that purports an erasure of oppression, when the conceptual is hatching forward in a robust manner of informed scales surely will tip the evolving body of knowledge held by us. And I am not so sure if complexity thinking will bring a resolution to the challenge all of us are facing. If anything, the superficial manner by which decisions have been realized can be fleshed out with a quantitative analytics (see Bar-Yam) or a qualitative orientation (See the short lived E:CO Journal). Depending on the mood of the day, across the live forms where one is, the reading of the situation is quite arbitrary. The certainty of attempted efforts to monetize the situation at hand poses incredible risks (quantitative and qualitative) to the extent one can find healing increasingly on one’s terms. Finally, if the DSM is a product of the professionals, then does the product not cut the organization that is creating an expansion/revision somewhat of a monster in and of itself? And to what extent does the sovereign nature of LIFE, particularly that of a potential client stir up the political economy of reconciliation of any abuse across the players involved with a particular situation?

  • You might wish to realize a reading of Humphrey Osmond’s Understanding Understanding. For in advancing the agenda/bias’s of one’s research, how does one or can one approach the challenge with an opening of the mind, as if LIFE matters? (Singular as well as collective, collaborative learning?)

  • Part of the issue is tied to the nature of contracts (which to realize and understand, the importance of creating some form of written commitment to terms, though my efforts were framed to the idea of “whatever it costs, the price of your word is reasonable”). A little more difficult to keep when one’s mind begins to track differently, though to be able to shift into the unconscious through the ARTs…. will be beyond.

    The oddity and basis for estrangement that is occurring is tied to the nature of the boundaries by which bookkeeping has and is operating. Much can be hidden and the real costs of pollution, destroyed lives now requires an accounting, all the way into the highest levels of governance, both within the Governments, Businesses, Non-profits and Religions.

    How does one monetize the infinite errors made from “the treatments” or the discriminatory behavior that conveys “you are not as worthy to our operation”…. therefore…..silence? I do not think so! The capacity to generate dollars is not the totality of the human being. There is something else in the mix, which my hunch is that our experiences have provided us.

    Thanks for the insights, Someone else and to Ashley….

  • The title of this article leads off with “Researchers Debate Benefits of Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics” in this business of knowledge production for the benefit of whom? One in reading this title could imagine that the field of medicine has miniaturized the debate of law to be injected into the human. And left to the movement of scales and the war within, that somehow through sheer perseverance the human finds a way forward to pursue happiness.

    But in the language of business of this one life, what were, are and will the language of costs be understood from the customer’s perspective. Opportunity costs lost due to confinement, experiences created in response to the outside world meeting the interior of thinking that is akin more to a circus?

    To try to realize the space of healing/calming where the customer gains insights into the uniqueness of his/her self, that if honest, is open to life long learning, that in itself, might be a better path forward. To understand the war for monetization of “health care” now in the crisis field of public health, seemingly will require the emergence of thinkers who understand the importance of calling out, to bare witness to the conditions that are destroying lives rather than fostering the space to learn who I/We are.

    There seems to be in the short term an absence of how to even frame experiments whose answers being sought after may well emerge through the Arts from the long term perspective. And the engineering of the technologies, to capture/generate the data is a step behind and below the joy of creating one’s way forward into the aura and comprehension for a universal truths.

  • On the other hand, if one explores that the mind is much more political than we realize, our formal political systems seemingly are fighting much harder to maintain their belief in controlling the other. Just listen to one telling you about who is not listening? Does the forum give away their liscense for a forum? Hear what is being said and not said: https://youtu.be/G9SoiRpas9k?t=1302

  • A requiem was written for large scale modeling some time ago. See https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1068/b4103c2 . This continued rant about medical models died failed years ago and still creeps back into the discourse of the novice. Models just don’t cut the mustard nor give license for what is happening in the practice of living a LIFE. There are definitely “alternatives” by which a richer dialogue can emerge from the heads, not just youth but from old heads, too!

  • In spending time leaving comments, tapping the keys of this technology to send small pulses of coded language, can anyone explain how the FDA as a regulatory body, through their attorney’s agains the Association’s attorney’s can declare a “win”, if the rules become blanket rules to use electric shock for the whole of those deemed by law to a “shocked” existence. Our language of justice, merciful at best can be worse, though even when people hear the word “disabled” that can be heard differently. From having collorated to form the Metro DisAbilities Coalition, the time would be spent on capitalizing the D or the A.

    To advocate, as the expresson of civil rights by race has meant, was knowing social space of the dominate attitudes risked explosive behavior, just by occupying the space. In contrast, to advocate by disability, the history shows the struggle to realzie the ADA, along with the lack of financial backing to advance the issue of design, design, design as to how we travel through space. And find ourselves being repulsed by any efforts to raise the questions for, by and with the people.

  • In trying to understand your unique insights and position which discovery and discourse are realized, is there an awareness for the ethics running through the different facets of the decision-making? Lawrence Kohlberg would be discovered in grad school and the anayltics that fram a hyper-real seemingly can be argued to be a function of the technology(s). I

    s the discourse along the lines of “political economies” in contrast to the structure of a banking system, as argued by Robert Reich and his thoughts regarding Jamie Dimon of Chase. For to flood the banking systems with indebtedness misplaced expenditures of energy released with wasted lives, can the exporting of the vast minerals of Australia portend intensive marketing nets that catch a “walk about difference” to be medicated?

    If the speed of commerce that is creating knowledge exchange Becomes more deeply understood as to the consequences, is there a better context for realizing an aethetics that commands value with values in the discourse from the land down under?

    I also wonder if the challenge to be clearer is occurring or is the reader more muddled because there is a degree of conceptuality in this reply? I am missing the actual verbal articulation by which thought can be realized with others. Zoom and You-tubing, etc may be creating an extended and pseudo connectivity.

  • Could you please elaborate more on the concept of disabililty? For committing to the advocate across the categories of race, sex, creed, gender and disability, the last concept seems to be hitting the brick walls for lack of informed physical and programmatical design. In Louisville, with the arrival of the ADA’s creation, the Metro dis-Abilties Coalition would be created. Even the head of the Presybtery USA would help with creating the founding By-laws. A great deal of discussion would be around the creation of the name, which to advocate becomes the challenge to embrace the whole of the existence. At times, people can be made to feel ashamed of the civil categories by which our governance is tasked to embrace and affirm in our Democracy. So, even though in listening to the architect of the 9/11 project come in and speak about the new building, when approached after his speech I would ask, about his thoughts about universal and green design. His response was “It’s all B.S.” So, if film can be shown or made of what a vision is seeing, then how does one create and advance that which is not understood now, though in the nature of our Constitution, there seems to be some words that affirm eualities of acess to the pursuit of happiness, even beyond the prevailing practice of mental health care and treatment.

  • As a former attorney, can you please flesh out the concept of neo laws that drive excessive credit extended to corporations and individualas, who begin to think they are making dollars, whether they hop around within Austrailia or across the oceans? How does law become a living balance of truths, from which the culture of Australia can stand more assertively while respecting those on a walk about? Part of even the issues you advance could be tied into piggy backing onto the film of the Cuckoo’s Nest, which if you pull up and watch but also watch the trailers, then one becomes aware of the image manipulating industry of Hollywood while those of us who have survived, languish for the lack of a reasonable and just way to shape a healthier ecnomomy that is accessible for and by all? How does one read the balance sheet of those elected to office, if there are PAC’s in Austrailia or do those pursuing election, refrain from taking dollars? As increasingly there are those known by the content of their character rather than the size of the campaign coffers tilted by lobbyists? Who ultimately feed into higher levels of surface skimmers who then feed into ? Could you please elaborate more on this process?

  • How does one learn, with the Hippa Regs that “protect” the individual also shelter truths from being told? For to understand the enchanced ability to list/categorize information, may obscure the Art and the Practice of learning how to read the integration of Body? To have been a patient in a State Mental Hospital, to attempt to become well without the medications, to taper off, while being aware of feeling better or feeling worse, beyond the norms of my internal biology when one has difficulty to hold at bay, “the misinformed minion and liars of the ignorant, psychological and religious industries” seemingly requires a language that speaks from the inner eye to the public eye? But how does one get to “the truth” in a knowledge producing economy? That becomes being authentic?

  • Humana would get started with a singular nursing home! Sitting on the Mental Health Advisory Committee to Ky Protection and Advocacy, we wouid have a pesentaton by the Nursing Home Ombudsman. To understand the health needs by that stage didn’t quite sink in, though later at a LEED conference (energy conservation in design and building) in Hot Springs, the designer from Hot Springs would explain how the long hall desgin wears down staff. There was no labor shortage essentially, but the design of the facilities is a killer. Hence, how does one hold the powers of government accountable, taht generates policies, that generates generations of ……………….?

  • In the various links and reports, where is the section that shows the nature of how to realize the business of a non-profit as well as for profit? For in talking about “cost-savings” attributed to the industry of mental health care, there seems to be a gross lack of disucssions that convey the monitization by which one can either track and contribute time, monies and knowledge to a non-profit or create a business. The issue may be one of trauma that we are carrying that crosses generations of people along with the tragedy of power that is controlling rather than liberationg? Seemingly, the queston may become one of having the conversation, not just a typed in respnse to the box, the awareness for listening (at times I may not be able to do this very well) for I sense an urgency tied to each letter I speak and type whle trying to comprehend the reasons I am still here. Be well and create some fun while discovering our value and values.

  • There seems to be a void, or an absence of thinking about the in-between slighty beyond “the minimal” and then freer and clearer as experienced by the client. The evolution of laws etched in policy directive, the management of the healthcare industry and then the singular encounters with humans whose thinking is attempted to be coralled. But if the idea is minimal, is this not a question of infinite playing with an assumption that precipitates a standard, that will be different for each person? To ahve the conversation within the self, that can be pharmacized without engaging the informed decision making of the ciitzen seems to be an issue rooted in a conversation that is just beneath the surface of a language couched with respect to the courtroom heaering.

  • Thank you Miranda for introducing expanding my vocabulary and perhaps typing skills. I wish my ability to proof and type could be better. One is challenged to ask if the mind is flat and void of time? And the more important question might be how could a citizen be mistreated so poorly, where the rights as understood by the practioner/researcher’s limited interaction with a patient? Even the assumptions that frame the research are in need of an examination, to help focus the “language” of today. But I wonder if we are communicating in a spoken sense or a typing sense in and of conscious/unconscious awareness?

  • Where is the flame of social injustice within the mass of the data? For the Will to Live even if your head has been has suffered at the nands of someone else, the pins and needled of the “fire” imparted from a brain in outrage? How does one entangle the question in linear regressions ad infinitum, when the variables through time, may not even account for how the brain is processing through time?

    As I read your insightful reporting, the questioin became variation and degree of depression being understood through the dimensionality of time and other variables of context stored in memory or being experiences in and of the moment? Where would be the disovery for the role of continuous iimprovement within the individual as well as the surroundign organization?

    Reading your post, the energy was directed to pull a book off the shelf, a good and insightufl read by Donald J. Wheeler, “Understanding Variation: The Key to Managing Chaos.

    What might be creting the grades of depression or exhaltation within the social justice movement of our individual and collective concerns regarding the context of this website and beyond? (To untangle the threads at the threshold perhaps is no less than Dagon losing his head and hands though at what point will the LIGHTS come on within the indvidual with a response that is not to be committed nor drugged?)

  • I think exploring this comment, is often thought about in our struggles, for to research out rest suggests the radiance can not be explained. Perhaps this state of presence is in part what we are doing? The discounting of our communication and roles within Society to be more open to the idea, Yes, We Can is a concept difficult to unpack as well as suggesting to others to get on Board. Movements in Civil Rights have never been easy; when the context of communication is now being stirred.

  • The post made is not exactly that which is on the historical marker. The marker may be the only one in the U.S.
    noting a mystical experience. I will try to find the actual words, for it seems people were editing what he would record. Time would be spent trying to access the Retreat weekend but after a long period the Trappists would reply saying I would not be able to accept the silence. The rejection letter is part of the history that may help convey our truths more wisely.

  • Across from the Seelbach Hotel:

    Quote by Thomas Merton: “In Louisville, at the corner of Fourth … “In Louisville, at the corner of Fourth and Walnut, in the center of the shopping district, I was suddenly overwhelmed with the realization that I loved all these people, that they were mine and I theirs, that we could not be alien to one another even though we were total strangers.”

    Seems as if Michelle and Sears may need to come to Louisville and wonder how does a spot in NYC or Louisville render an Awakening, however brief to propel one on the Journey?

    Thoughts?

  • Samantha et al:

    How and why does the thinking become parsed as “good conscious” to the exclusion of unconscious? For the thinking of Edinburgh, the cultural norms by which one is learning along with the whole world, vis-i-vis even this website, seemingly would require us to pause, to reflect and try to understand where our tracking within keeps our outlook skewed?

    (If you are enjoying running the race, then how to improve, when layers of trauma have been occupying space within our memories?)

    Will look forward to the discussion.

  • Re: Huckabee re: the Law and connections. https://hillbillyreport.blogs.com/blog/ted_suhl/#:~:text=Mike Huckabee (R) ordered the Child Welfare Agency,reluctance to accept government oversight in the past.

    Huckabee would be traveling in Suhl’s jet over Tennessee when they had engine problems.

    See: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/jul/30/trump-grants-commutation-for-arkansan-2/

    and who would communte the sentence!

    From a more local reporting to the problem along with the degree of corruption,
    see: http://www.imbodenlive.com/2016/11/16/ted-suhl-owner-of-the-lords-ranch-trinity-behavioral-and-maxus-ordered-to-prison/

    Perhaps the issue is within the nature of the law’s inability to be the guardian of law, itself? The idea posing a significant problem for the chemical imbalance of the fulcrum, itself. To maintain a sense of decorum in and of the court, there is the challenge to project the image?

    Tks Miranda for the insights, though I wonder how and why one seemingly gains attention once a “celebrity” manifests the label.

  • Being that I once would drive over to Arkansas to participate in an event at the Little Rock Convention Center where then Mayor (?) Booker would speak, time today would be spent writing a letter to his Office regarding the lack of witnesses at his hearing who understand from experience our language, the potential for an alternative way for better healing. When campaigns run on PAC’s and an economic struture for local governments to have the larger portion of their budget dedicated to police and fire, then what real chances are there for change in value with values? Thanks for calling attention to this Hearing!.

  • When ATAK/MI was faced with writing our plan, the the work had been accomplished in the era of “outcomes proposal writing, then the professional than came in and bashed the effort. Speaking the language inter and intra organization is not as rich as the way we begin to discern and attempt to make sense of the medicalizing of our lives. The structure is not in place to afford gradual healing, nor fianancing interest rates on funds borrowed or in time currency (See Edgar Kahn’s work on timeshare), where we begin to volunteer our time. Your last questoin Steve reminds me of Shakespeare’s quote ? , “Neither a Borrower nor Lender be”. Would the quote in our reality be more accurate if there were some disctinction between being and becoming?

  • The research may be missing the point, inherent to the flow of words or numbers. All of which can become entangled, while trying to create meaning. More importantly, the nature of making markets, and the importance of the interest rates for different levels of borrowing can be difficult for any client or counselor to understand. Being that every professional seems to feed on the darkest moment of one’s live, as if the Temple will be collapsed forever. To sort through the ruble of our lives when they were stinking within and outside of ourselves, can require some intervention. When one is in poverty or being forced into thea position for lack of being able to trade knowledge being created about a strange engagement with self, then at what point can one realize the reality of being a viable business? In the time period the studies were checking on the situation 3 years later? Let’s be real for a change can happen in the Twinkling of the ……

  • Further reflections, experiencing the politics of brains in motion. For me, and to come into the awareness and appreciationi for this page only a little over a year ago, has afforded me a way to type maybe a little clearer? The past is on replay for to have been committed to the State Institution rather than the private Baptist, afforded me a different reality and experience to the designed space versus just a floor that only had rooms and secured room with little or no community space.

    But upon being committed to the State Hosptial then time would be spent trying to enlist Legal Aid’s Grif Stockley who would not assist and so I got the public defender for a few minutes before the commitment. But I would write letters which I still have from the state hospital to my mentor from Canada and he would write back. From the exerience and time, a commitment would be made to try and eplain and understand “my madness”, even the labels we have been given.

    And then procedurely now, be wondering what would have looked like if I had taken to court or requested for another hearing, rather than allowing the doctor to write the letter to the judge assurring the process was working? What if I would have gone to court with a stack of letters from around the world that would encourage me to learn, to recover with empathy and to not harm others, even though the space one is in can be horribly toxic.

    Part of the issues we face in this site is the degree we know our history. And the split nature of how laws have been crafted to address patterns of behavior that fall outside of the normal bell curve. To understand how to improve self understanding, the operation of the floor and the administration of the institution requires intervention. So, who is on the Board of Fairview? Who is shaping policy of that Hospital?

    If anyone works for Fairview, what bank does their employer make the payroll through? Who bonds and finances this operation? These economies? One debit can have many credits and vice versa. One letter copied to many might have an impact? A posted letter that is tactile, and received by Charles might be another gift, of the beginning of real recovery for himself and others (including the psychiatrist who asked him about normal…..

    To understand if the human had an important role in this process, then as a scuptor where do we need to chisel our letters, into what format or network?

    Maybe someday we can have anotherAltneratives Conference in Minneapolis with a visit to the Governor’s Office, Mayor’s Office, Fairview, the State Medical Board;s Office…… just be making a list to all the people and entities we need to thank for giving us his chance!!! I just hope we will not have to climb the outside dome of the State Capitol? And that perhaps someday, maybe The movement can move around while transforming the praxis! A few thoughts at the end of the day!

  • Should we also be able to copy/send a letter to Charles Helmer?

    What is his mailing address? (

    One of the lasting experiences of having been committed was the challenge to converse with the realities of being processed. Ministers would not visit, some letters would be written and mailed, but there seems to be the creation of action in behalf of this young man without also bringing him into the loop.

    To fathom the degree and extent of the legal, the business, the medical, and then even our fascinating stories could be a teach/learn.engage with the whole of the experience?