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Mental Illness is a Myth part II – Throwback

Today’s Throwback is a Continuation from yesterday and both were originally published August 2014: In 1961, Dr Thomas Szasz made a name for himself in the psychological field via an essay he wrote titled, “The Myth of Mental Illness.” During the course of his lifetime he wrote 35 more books on psychiatry and what he perceived as its abuses. Yesterday…

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Mental Illness Is A Myth – Throwback

This weeks Throwback is from April 2014: My aim in this essay is to raise the question ‘Is there such a thing as mental illness?’ and to argue that there is not. The quote above are the first words in a thesis by Dr. Thomas Szasz titled, “The Myth of Mental Illness.” You may be surprised when I tell you…

Mental Health and Independence

I’ve dealt with mania and depression my entire life, but never to the degree that it was 12ish or so years ago before I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The several years after diagnosis was even worse as we tried to find the right med cocktail that would work for me. The seizures, anxiety attacks, crying for no reason, the…

Celebrity Quotes On Mental Illness – Throwback Wednesday

******* I’m doing this throwback a day early to test to see if my notifications are working. Please let me kow if you saw this post in your WordPress Reader, via email, or both. Thank you!! ******* Today’s Throwback is from Sep 2, 2014. If there’s one thing we learned from the death of Robin Williams, it’s that celebrities have…

Scientology in less than Two Minutes

I’ve been planning a post about the Church of Scientology for a long time and have been researching it for over a year. I’m still not ready. Part of my research was to tour the building above, which is the Psychiatry Industry of Death Museum located in Hollywood. Needless to say, Scientologists aren’t fans of Psychiatry or even the term,…

Mothers Day

I wrote this tribute to my mom in May 2008.It’s all still true 8 years later It wasn’t easy growing up in my household. I don’t remember my dad at home much and moms moods were unpredictable. I’m not sure what was wrong with Mom mentally, but I know she was frequently depressed. Sometimes she’d lock herself in her bedroom…

Return to Involuntary Institutionalization?

In 1963 President Kennedy signed The Community Health Centers Act. The purpose of the Act was to deinstitutionalize the mentally ill and support them through community mental health clinics. The law drew enthusiastic bipartisan support. Fiscal conservatives were interested in saving funds by shutting state hospitals. Civil rights advocates believed that mental patients needed to be liberated. This was the…

Celebrity Quotes On Mental Illness

If there’s one thing we learned from the death of Robin Williams, it’s that celebrities have an impact on the publics perception of mental illness. It made people around the world stop for a second and think, It could happen to anybody. There are some quotes from celebrites who have been diagnosed with mental illness, such as Catherine Zeta Jones.…