Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: recovery stories

Recovery Porn: Tell Me Your Story, I’ll Tell You Your Value

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There is little denying the power of story… until our own stories get taken from us, positioned against us, and used to determine our value as some sort of human commodity. We deserve to have our stories heard and to hear the stories of others, but on our own terms, without being fetishized or controlled, and without competition for paltry awards and recognition.

Avoidance of Voices Can Be as Problematic as Listening Too Much

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In the system of mental health “care” which is dominant today, “hearing voices” is conceptualized as an illness, and so the goal is seen...

The Cause and Solution for Emotional Distress

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Hi, I'm Corinna West, a psychiatric survivor.  I was very ill one time and now I'm not. That's the short story. The slightly longer...