The “progressive” social model extreme for mental health, erasing sanist practices in nonWestern cultures & the scientific method as nonWestern heritage too

Turning an FB post into a blog post as I’m trying out a new therapist after a couple years having been burned by mainstream therapy in ableist ways & seeking more of an “activism as therapy” approach. Second appt w new therapist went ok. I’m hopeful. She did suggest looking into a community mental health […]

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The flip side of gratitude practices in therapy or how gratitude journaling fills me with rage

There are two types of people in the world when it comes to gratitude practices. Actually…that’s probably an oversimplification/ false dichotomy. So…there are at least two types of people in the world when it comes to gratitude practices. At least when it comes to the kind promoted in “secular” therapy settings. The first kind are […]

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Islam & why praying away mental illness doesn’t even make in-universe sense

I’ve been reading up on the history of psychiatry especially with regards to Muslim practices around it. And found this good summary article which goes into both the good & the bad. Especially how positive attitudes & practices in place a thousand years ago have fallen by the wayside. And also describes details of psychiatric […]

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People you meet…in the psych ward: part 1 – “how do you think I am?” & the wish sandwich

I’ve been meaning to write a post about interesting experiences I’ve had while being admitted inpatient to the psych ward. I’ve been procrastinating because perfectionism & lack of spoons. So I’ve decided to break it into chunks & offer vignettes in several posts about people I’ve met. The first person I’ll tell you about is […]

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Don’t Stay Thirsty, My Friends

New #POTS-y meme! I’m making posters to put on my walls to remind myself to drink more water This is the first one. Stay tuned for more! Realized this is the first time I’m writing on here about being a POTS-y but yes I have POTS – Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome Will be talking more […]

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