Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Tag: rethinking psychiatric model

My Son and the “Mental Health” System

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As a father whose 27-year-old son is trapped in the mental health system, I am painfully aware that I have been unable to protect him. At age 19, my son naively told his mother and his doctor that he was hearing voices, marking the beginning of a hellish nightmare which he is still unavoidably immersed in. I would like to explain my perspective on why this is the case.

Temperamentally Blessed

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FromĀ Aeon: The finding that only one in five people avoid any kind of mental health problems or psychiatric diagnoses through their lives has prompted...

What Is “Normal” Anyway?

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FromĀ Scientific American: Although "normal" technically means average or typical, both researchers and the general public often view normality as a standard we should all...

Dissolving the Ego: Transcendence and Ecstasy

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FromĀ Aeon:Ā Experiencing ecstasy and transcendence has long been pathologized and marginalized by Western culture and the psychiatric model of "mental illness." However, ecstatic experiences, including...

Rethinking Madness: An Integral Vision

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FromĀ Emerging Proud: Activists from around the world are gearing up for the launch of #EmergingProud, a grassroots social movement with the goal of de-stigmatizing...

Bottle Fish. Going and Doing. Being.

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It seems that all the wants I have now for going and doing are a drug withdrawal, of sorts. I have been hooked, addicted to motion, fed on credits, isolated from the earth, from my humanity and from myself.