Thinking Outside the

Psych Box

The Meta Issue 

Power, Control and Domination over Others,  as opposed to,

Self contained, Self actualization with Boundaries 

The world generally loves the power rush of the first without considering that what goes up too high must always come back down.


Philosophical Question for You
What if on a certain plane of human consciousness thought and communication actually existed on a universal and timeless level? How would that change our understanding of ourselves and of our overall existence?


Your Emotions Are Not Diseases
 They do not need to be eradicated. They are more like the brain’s OnStar system, used as guides to help you navigate your way through life. They signal you that something may be amiss and that there may be a better alternate route to take on your journey. It is up to you though, to LOOK at the map of your personal terrain and decide what may work better than the route you are currently following, in a way that will keep you from crashing and also avoid hitting anyone else along the way.


In Scandinavian research, ... mobbing is seen as an extreme social phenomenon, triggered by extreme social stressors, causing a range of negative effects, such as biological and psychic stress reactions.

Heinz Leymann

The Mobbing Encylopaedia




This is One of My Favourite Videos Recently

Take the time to Listen. It is about 45 minutes and expresses the long overdue need for great change in the awareness of those assessing and evaluating everyone elses.

Great job Prof. Mary Boyle, Glasgow

The Reality of the System- Combat Survivors

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Help for RCMP

Special Victims- Children

Acting Cpl. Kristine Lacelle says she received no formal training, including mental health training, when she joined an RCMP special unit that investigated child pornography. (CBC) An RCMP officer told CBC News she was not prepared by the police force for the mental strain of viewing hours of disturbing material after she joined a child pornography unit....

"There was no formal training, no dbriefing to deal with the repeated exposure to trauma and stuff like that," she said.

"As far as specific mental training, there was none."

Lacelle said she was informally debriefed by supportive colleagues, but they went on sick leave themselves

"There's a burden that is being passed off to someone else and they are already taxed," she said....

Weeks into the job, Lacelle said she knew the assignment was taking a mental toll on her...

With her regular mental health assessment months away, she asked RCMP management for an early assessment....

"I went to talk to someone and tell them I just honestly have no business carrying a gun on the street," she said.

"I don't know what is going on with me anymore, but things aren't right."

Lacelle waited over a year for a mental health assessment....

For complete articles click on the links above

Cashew Commentary: the mental illness system doesn't "debrief" those defined as patients who have been traumatized either. That is what is wrong with it. Most of the time now they label people and write out an RX for mood altering drugs, more often than not.

Military Psychiatrists.

Please stop reducing the reactions to the horrors of war to the level of self-contained "disease process" or a self-contained "disorder." This should not be ''medicalized'' as is true of a whole lot of other reactions to trauma, events and relationships which you currently "medicalize." But to make the point on this one, please change the way you see this, and the ways you talk "about" it to the public and the ways you talk "about them." Where are the voices of those experiencing it, the voices of those who really need to speak for themselves and to each other?

Well these are the ones those in charge of this are currently trying to silence telling them they are not to talk about this in public...How well I remember being given the same instructions from my own "helpers."

They need to talk it through and not to be defined as "defective" human beings or defective, or disordered brains, being "interpreted" by others. Giving Combat Survivors "mood elevators" not only does not make the trauma of war just go away, it may even INCREASE the effects of overwhelm, increase insomnia and trigger psychosis. Labelling people is, in itself, isolating and invalidating. The LAST thing a combat survivor needs is MORE stress added to the overload already being carried.

Combat Survivors: Form survivor peer groups; in person. Like using church rooms which you could probably get donated, perhaps for this purpose, and also create Combat Survivor groups online where you can talk by e-mail and on boards about your experiences and how you FEEL about it all until you get it out of you and support others who are doing the same. Talk it OUT. You will never really forget the things you have seen and experienced but you can change the effects of it, the power they currently have over you, and get to the point where you recall it with some real self-control and when it does not control, or overwhelm, you.

In Canada ask Romeo Dallaire to help to form these groups. This does not have to be about money. There are many, many psychiatric survivors who have regained and maintained a lasting stability from talking to other survivors with shared experiences without any psychiatrists involved. Define yourselves as PEOPLE who have survived combat and NOT as defective, or as disorders, disease processes or bad BRAIN chemistry. Things like grief and fear may well show a difference in the brain activity or chemistry when we look in there but that does not mean the brain activity is the source of the problem and the reductionist idea that it does, and can be fixed like a chemistry problem, or a computer hard drive, is just crazy. Don't buy into the idea that "fixing" your brain repairs your humanity. Only people can do that and you and your fellow survivors can BE the lasting "fix" that you need and which you can help others to find also. Don't give up. It is very difficult like all traumatic experiences lived through and worse than most but it is not hopeless.

Ask for Combat Survivor groups and online private talking boards take charge of your own recovery. more on this soon. but for now ...


A Better Welcome Home on YT


I Got Better Campaign-
REAL Hope  from the Psychiatric
Survivours Movement

What the Bleep Do We Know?

Another Perspective on Experience
Recommended for Psychiatrists and Psychiatrized
( as long as you are staying connected) . ..Alike
Should Quantum Physicists be 'helped'?

Logic Exercise
There are many platitudes and aphorisms used by humans as conversation or debate stoppers. This is one of my favourites of the idiotic concepts ideas.


"That is just the exception which proves the rule."


Dissect this statement in logical terms and explain how it is used as part of the splitting and defence group phenomenon of dysfunctional relating.

Everyone Was Just Shocked
Do you know why you are always “shocked” when a smiling, friendly, socialising type person in a position of authority turns out to be a serial killer? It is because you live in the same fantasy world that the killer promotes to hide himself. He is hiding behind the same mask; smiling, friendly, socialising authority who expects everything he says and does to be accepted without question. Any problem is thought to be in those who question him, and not in him, and/or in those who support and obey him. He is often the one he says ‘there is no ‘I’ in team’ because HE is the ‘I’ who is controlling the team.  

Question your assumptions and beliefs! 



To Comply, or Not to Comply? 

And is There Really a 'Choice'? 

This is called the practice of free speech which I am using here and which my democratic country claims to cherish and protect as a 'right.'

The system likes to pay compliant consumers who will promote the system at the same time that it invalidates and silences those who speak out against it. It is not at all uncommon that threats of further 'treatment' are used to silence the opposing viewpoint.

Have you ever noticed a common denominator in those who promote the system? Listen carefully to their personal stories and you will hear it, again and again.  By common denominator of course I mean other than the fact that they are often well known as writers, politicians, actors, sports figures, singers and other public faces.

Let's think about that for a bit shall we?

As one of my old elementary school teachers used to say, (while using “hand actions”) “Let's pull on our thinking caps!”