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Mental Illness

Insider knowledge: expert on mental illness reveals her own fight

I just read the New York Times article by Marsha Linehan, "Expert on Mental Illness Reveals Her Own Fight " (and watched the video where she describes her deeply personal and transformational religious experience). For several days, this article - where Marsha Linehan of "DBT" fame shares her story -  was the #1 most emailed article in the New York Times.  Here she describes how she was able to create such a comprehensive treatment used [...]

2017-08-01T14:51:48-04:00December 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Psychotic experience and discourse

"Michael White worked in state psychiatric hospitals, child and adolescent psychiatric services and was consultant for many years to a large state psychiatric hospital in Adelaide. Throughout his life Michael maintained an enduring commitment to questioning practices that were pathologising of people’s lives, and to developing collaborative ways of working. His work in relation to psychotic experience and, in particular, assisting people to revise their relationship with voices was a significant part of the interactions [...]

2017-08-01T14:51:48-04:00November 26th, 2013|Comments Off on Psychotic experience and discourse

Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness — from the inside

Elyn Saks asks bold questions about how society treats people with mental illness. "Is it okay if I totally trash your office?" It's a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn't a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.  

2015-07-07T14:24:00-04:00November 26th, 2013|0 Comments