Questioning Normality

Those Who Just Don't Understand

My Lack of Friendliness Toward Them Other than as a Character Flaw of Mine

I want all of you to think of all of those who have had so very much to say about me, and my situation to others, in secret, much of it fabricated as an excuse for abuses, imagine me knowing about it all, imagine it all being denied as reality and as my experience, imagine me being forced out of my job and having my employer and everyone else told that I am crazy and with no prospect of recovery, because I only "think" this is happening, and being told I must not attempt to talk about this to anyone else or the public, or it will be considered to be "inappropriate behaviour' on my part, which will make me subject to more "treatment" for my "mental Illness" which causes me to "think" I have been "harmed by others," when "really" I haven't.

Am I smiling enough to suit you? How about making enough pleasant small talk to those who like to spew their contemptuous comments at me as I pass by?

Do you really want to talk about "mental illness" to those who are not so gosh darned thrilled with the system as those who get to represent it because they are pro bio psych and drugs?

OK LET'S TALK...

To everyone and not just those who agree with you. Let's talk about what is wrong with this system and why, and what we must do to change things for the better.

The requirement to agree with "authority," without question, is very often what drove distressed people INTO the system in the first place. So let's talk about that and a few other interesting little things that exist "out here" in concrete reality and which are not just "all in our minds."

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When you open your mind to the impossible, sometimes you find the truth.

Walter, The Mad Scientist On Fringe




BLESSED ARE THE CRACKED FOR THEY ARE 
THE ONES WHO LET IN THE LIGHT!




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How to Use These Public Posting Boards

We can use these public boards as a means of collective contact amongst psychiatric survivour/ex mental patients. 

(Interacting with the non- psychiatrized as well where appropriate) As with all sites like mine, this is a good way to get out of psycho-social isolation, feel connected to those with similar experiences, and to share what helps and what does not.

Please remember that this one is a PUBLIC board so that anyone can see what you have to say. I personally have access to your addresses and e-mails when you register but you do not have to use your real name or otherwise expose your identity. The server owner also has access to anything you post here as well but it will not be used in any way UNLESS you say something that is breaking the laws.

I want to keep my ‘G’ rating so that a ten year old could read this without blushing, feeling frightened or learning new words that would shock even me as an old lady... so watch your way of expressing yourself please. I do not have a lot of time on line so if anyone notices a problem with any posts please bring it to my attention by sending me an e-mail directing me, by title, to the problem post. E-mail me at:

Patrica@SPAMAWAYCounterPsych.com

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Please download the two PDF files below regarding how to use the boards and the software.

1.   Posting in the First Person Singular Style

This one is about the simple method of use

2.   Registering, Signing in and Using the Software

This one is about the physical use of the site software and gives a step by step direction.

Both are in the PDF files below and can be downloaded to a computer, flash drive or opened and read online here.


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Who Defines the Normal and Why?
The Focus on this interactive page is going to be on the perspective we don't hear much about: the Normal group member and his or her role in the design and diagnosis of the assigned illness, given to the individual who gets psychiatrized, often for 'complaining' about his/her experience with 'others' as well as the Normal's function as a part of a Normal group.

Here we will shift the focus OFF of the psychiatrized one and ONTO the group as a whole, and some of its other members in particular.

 

I believe we need to take another look at 'Normal' and how it all got to be considered to BE 'Normal. In doing so we may just find that a whole lot of what is now considered to be 'Normal' might better be described as 'common' or ‘habit.' Longstanding dysfunctional relating for example is very often called “Normal' by those who are used to it, who want to stay 'popular' in their group by keeping silent, or who “don't want to make waves “in the name of “getting along.” Often of course, those who are “getting along” are not really “getting along” with everyone and are part of a well practised scapegoating system. 

So if you have some stories of your “Normal' experiences, this is the page for that.

 

As usual on these pages, please follow the few simple rules of communication and talk about; ideas or experiences generally, your own personal experiences without naming proper names, your feelings, your experiences  of the mental illness system, good or bad, in relation to your own personal experience with it.  Keep it connected on this page though to defining and questioning what is considered to be “Normal” thinking and behaviour. Do NOT name names, as this is a public board and liability laws apply. Keeping your sharing in the first person singular and/or in relation to ideas or concepts allows you to have your say and keeps you and me, safe from harm or legal problems at the same time.

 

Above is the PDF Copy of the practical use of the Bulletin Board and how the software at this site works for you personally. 
 

To use this Board you DO have to register to this site in just the same way you do in any support group BUT this discussion is not closed to the public.

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