Tag: personal stories

Mad in America’s 10 Most Popular Articles in 2023

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A roundup of Mad in America's most read blogs and personal stories of 2023 as chosen by our readers.

Everyone Has a Story

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Greetings to all in the Mad in the Family community. I’m the new editor of this bustling corner of Mad in America, and I’m thrilled to start working with you all.

Mad in America’s 10 Most Popular Articles in 2022

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A roundup of Mad in America's most read blogs and personal stories of 2022 as chosen by our readers.

Ten Years of Rocking the Boat: Reflecting on Mad in America’s...

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Continuing our 200th podcast, staff members join us to discuss reinvigorating MIA continuing education, science writing and blogs, personal stories, community commenting and family resources.

‚ÄúLiving in a Mental Hospital: Your Stories‚ÄĚ

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The Atlantic asks readers to share their personal experiences of psychiatric hospitals. Stories can be submitted to [email protected]. Article ‚Üí

The Difficulty of Challenging Deeply Personal Narratives

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We should all tell our stories, not to prove other people wrong or to shame them, but to offer an alternative narrative. A narrative that recognizes that symptoms of mental disorders are cries for help, means of communication, and normal responses to an unjust society.

Passage

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When I was twenty-eight, I had what is commonly referred to as a ‚Äúpsychotic break.‚ÄĚ It was nothing like what I would‚Äôve imagined, given the cultural stereotypes. It was not in the least nonsensical. There was an exacting inner logic and meaning. Twenty-two years later, I continue to believe in the harrowing greatness of what my younger self went through.