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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Did You Happen to See Crime Stories

In Canada

...On Global TV Recently?

One of them was about a kindly, well respected elderly couple. (who always smiled at their neighbours and said, "hello...and how are you today?...)

These charmers had a nice fraud scheme going which was dependent upon those they ever-so-kindly hired, out of work homeless men, to work for them, and the "grandpa" shot them all in the head and disposed of them in various places, including on other people's property. Well, the town was SHOCKED!

It was not the homeless guys who were the thieves and serial killers- it was grandpa and grandma!

Now it was explained that grandma HAD to do it as she was the wife you see and ALWAYS followed her husband's directions, like a "regular woman" of her generation. (really smart women are smart ENOUGH to hide their brains from a man you see. ((snare, circle, tautology...))

Say....that just reminded me...did you hear the one on the buses as told by a fourteen year old to one of his friends, that his "grandma talks to all her friends about her (me) all the time in the apartment complex?

I have; MANY times. Let's all smile with amusement now, sweetly.

You see all too often, "reality" is filtered through people's previously held beliefs about how things should be. So they try VERY hard to make reality FIT into what they think they already KNOW, and sometimes that is the "filter" known as the DSM.

Many get very disturbed about being told that "reality" is not always what it first appears to be.


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.