If there isn’t a trail of crumbs I can surmise there is no bread. Been looking for a job since September with nothing positive since October. I’m supposed to believe that if I keep at it something good will happen but I don’t believe it. Not because my mind is in a “unhealthy” depressive state […]
From: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook For years mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that “unless you love yourself, no one else will love you”. Women were told that they didn’t need men, and vice versa. […]
Great NYTimes article, applies to a lot of facets of the lower class: There is also the reality that in our culture of increasing isolation, in which so many of the traditional gathering places and social structures have disappeared, screens are filling a crucial void. Many enrolled in the avatar program at Element Care were […]
Climate change is not only destroying the planet, but our psyches as well.
Great article on capitalism and mental health: The privatisation of stress is a perfect capture system, elegant in its brutal efficiency. Capital makes the worker ill, and then multinational pharmaceutical companies sell them drugs to make them better. The social and political causation of distress is neatly sidestepped at the same time as discontent is […]
Great article on depression and basic income: Why? If depression is primarily—as we have been led to believe by pharmaceutical company marketing campaigns—a problem with our brain chemistry, this makes no sense. The brains of the people of Dauphin did not suddenly evolve in those three years. But the World Health Organization, the leading medical […]
OK now the American Psychological Association has declared traditional masculinity toxic (and so my love affair with modern psychology continues). So you’are saying men have to show emotion. But emotion is like an oil well, something very hard to selectively control. Society wants men to show emotion but only when it comprises a feat of […]
A rubric for helping understand the conservative/liberal divide is rigid verses malleable. The obvious flashpoint being gender identity. Conservatives dig in and say biological sex always matches gender and liberals say it’s more fluid than that. Modern psychology is all about most everything being malleable. An attitude change can change your life. Society will accept […]
If you have power, you call upon “God’s leading” to do what you were going to do anyway, now with “divine blessing”. However if you have no power then whatever “God” is telling you is going to be attributed to insolence, laziness, or mental illness.
As a man, you are a negative by default. My mom is baby sitting some kids on her house and I still live at home. She does not bother to tell them I will be there because that is a negative because men are assumed to be pedophiles unless they can furnish enough evidence to […]