Signs and Symbols of Madness Everywhere

Which are Routinely “Overlooked”

Do you ever wonder why interventions are NOT performed on “As Yet To Be Labelled” individuals who seem to think and talk so much like we officially labelled Loons?  Well, me too. Let's all take a closer look here shall we? Conversely, Do Labeled People ever get Better?

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Call Me Crazy 

Has been reproduced here with the full Knowledge and permission of Paula J. Caplan, PhD., Now at Harvard

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The Schizophrenic Label

by Patricia Lefave, Monophrenic

(and several OTHER Invalidating labels as well)

...is more often than not being applied to the WRONG people. What is actually "schizophrenic", which MEANS "split minded" is the reality, in which the people targeted and defined as "inferior" are forced to live and to cope, which has very often been created FOR them by a group of people who have split their OWN minds in two. This they have done by drawing a sort of magical LINE between what their "inferiors" will see, hear and understand and what they won't.

This is projection, done often by groups/mobs whose need to feel "superior" makes them incapable and unwilling, to see hear or acknowledge their OWN obvious duplicity.

These are among those who are most often saccharine sweet to your face, while being slanderous story tellers behind your back, including when "behind your back" is only a few feet away. THAT is what is "schizophrenic."

Of course, as schizophrenic psychiatrists know; "if you are REALLY crazy, you don't know it." Generally, the members of groups who do this do not believe there is a problem with THEM and the other group members will agree. This is, of course, reality defined BY "group consensus."

Reality, the one the "inferiors" watch unfolding like a nightmare, often has little, or nothing at all to do with the dysfunctional group consensus on it. The only people the reality splitters are TRULY fooling, by MEANS of their own splitting, is THEMSELVES. Of course, that is the LAST thing they want to know, as knowing it would "ruin all their fun" and their superior understanding and/or worth.

This is the Alpha and the Omega of Dysfunction.

The reason these things don't ever end is because of the deeply entrenched beliefs and the strenuous effort made to keep from identifyng the real problem. In order to resolve it, they would have to see where it started, recognize their own participation in it, and the support of the false premise, and then CHANGE their judgments and beliefs on a collective level. It does not happen because avoiding "blame" and taking care of the GROUP'S "interests" becomes the TOP priority. That is when we all start hearing that favourite old dysfunctional group refrain....."you must let it go...let it gooooo...."

You see in group dysfunction, it is not about WHAT is being discussed. It's about WHO. You can't get the dysfunctional "superior" to discuss an issue, when denying that there IS an issue is a vital part of their "game."

For you see, you can't be a "superior" human being without defining an "inferior" to whom you can be "superior" by comparison: No inferiors means no superiors either as this is a binary pair and you can't be one WITHOUT the other.


Riddle: what's the difference between being in ANY kind of a relationship with someone and being in any kind of a relationship ABOUT someone?

Answer: in the first case you are actually in a relationship and in the second case, you aren't.

To Homewood Staff, Psych Students and ALL of Those Who Follow Wherever They are Led, Without Question
Unlike Myself, Most of You are Very Normal

by Patricia Lefave, Monophrenic

One of my readers was telling me that he had been contacted by a professional to participate in a conference about the 'stigma' of mental illness. My reader then discovered that the professional was not really interested in hearing what was being said, just as inside the bio psychiatric system he had not seen any interest in his point of view after the first few minutes when a diagnosis was reached. In part, my answer to his experience included this and I thought I would post it here as I have heard it so frequently.

What 'stigma' means to 'them' and what it means to us is not the same thing. "They" want to get rid of the ''stigma" of 'mental illness' by training the public to become even MORE deaf to what we 'claim' happened to us involving other people, by strenuously promoting the idea that our CLAIMS are just a manifestation of a bio chemical illness 'just like diabetes.'

See the difference? We on
BOTH sides of the meaning admit to the ongoing existence of a 'stigma,' but the understanding of the actual cause of that is completely different. So, while we are using the same WORD, we do not mean the same thing, and 'OUR' side of our own experience is not invited to 'debate' it with the 'experts.' This extreme imbalance (ironically) of POWER and control is what is keeping this going.

It creates a tautological argument that has already been 'won' by the 'experts'
BEFORE our experience of it has even begun. It is also doing a damned fine job of enabling and supporting abusers who want to believe THEY represent all this is 'normal' in the world and they are therefore 'justified' in their abuse of others since we 'others' are 'abnormal.' This is especially true if the abuse is psycho-spiritual/verbal in nature as we can’t parade our 'bruises' or 'injury' in a concrete way.

 It is all about the psycho-politics.