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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Key and Peele - What Words Mean

I just saw a bit they did on their show which is like another comedy version of e.s.t. or dysfunctional relating. It is also about communication. They use texting each other as the point of reality splitting.

Like in e.s.t they used exactly the same WORDS but connected to a different premise of intent and with an emotional attitude, which demonstrates that the same WORDS have opposite meanings, which is splitting the reality between them into two different "realities." It ends with Key going after Peele in a bar with a spiked baseball bat.

Now anyone who is currently the target of a group assault, or who is in the process of feeling their own mind fragmenting because they cannot stay connected to concrete reality, may well be getting this as a "message" off the T.V. which feels like it is just for them personally. On a certain level of hearing and awareness, it IS just that. For it is likely providing them with some missing information which they need to try to make some kind of SENSE of their own experience and the problem it is causing for them.

Unfortunately, if a psychiatrist gets involved to "help," the psychiatrist will "hear" what s/he has been well trained to hear and in the terms trained to hear it. Then it is most likely the identified patient's awareness of the information, which he or she has not quite grasped, will be invalidated as "meaningless" other than in terms of a brain chemistry problem. It will not be heard as meaningful to "the patient," for a very real reason to him or her, and most of the time all hope of resolution is then lost. The label applied will most often keep it that way too.

You need to STOP this reductionism and this dehumanizing of the people having this kind of experience. Now listen closely to this "comedy" from these two. They are right on target with IT.

Key and Peele- Text Confusion


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.