And yet, Robert Richards, who raped his own child and then told her not to tell anyone so that it could be “our little secret,” will likely not spend a day in prison.
….the maximum sentence for fourth-degree rape is 15 years in prison, the prosecution recommended that Richards only receive probation. And Judge Jan, in her sentencing order, said Richards “will not fare well” if he is sentenced to prison.”
The trauma response is instinctive and bypasses reason.
My “behaviors” are symptoms of “trigger” responses to memories
so painful my brain repeatedly banishes them from consciousness.
This means that parts of my psyche are subconsciously locked in moments of fear, pain, and dread.
They are locked in moments of abuse
I felt desperate when I met with my psychiatrist today.
I am overwhelmed by emotional pain and often feel trapped
When I leave my house, I have panic attacks in which I
freeze in traffic.
Yesterday I was nearly hit by a car.
I am constantly in a state of anxiety and the toll on my physical health and my relationships is terrible.
There were very real and commonsense reasons that psychiatry
once offered patients extended hospital stays.
Families are not trained therapists.
If anything, the families of patients need education and support.
I have discussed the idea of intensive case management with
my primary therapist.
I asked my prescribing psychiatrist, whom I see once every three months, for either a consulting psychotherapist experienced in dissociative disorders or an intensive case manager who can train the staff and co-ordinate my treatment when I need a critical intervention.
My psychiatrist told me that there are “financial constraints” and advised me to make the request as a grievance.
Why do I have to do battle to receive the recommended treatment for someone with a verified dissociative disorder?
There are no “real” financial constraints; certainly not in a nation will give the wealthy Dick Cheney a free heart transplant.
“We are confronted primarily with a moral issue. It is as old as the scriptures and is as clear as the American Constitution. The heart of the question is whether all Americans are to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities.”
“…Alters in DID have “their own identities, involving a center of initiative and experience, they have a characteristic self-representation, which may be different from how the patient is generally seen or perceived, have their own autobiographic memory, and distinguish what they understand to be their own actions and experiences from those done and experienced by other alters, and they have a sense of ownership of their own experiences, actions, and thoughts, and may lack a sense of ownership of and a sense of responsibility for the action, experiences, and thoughts of other alters.”NIH
“Uneven learning: the child (with DID) knows how to complete a particular assignment quite well one day, doesn’t know how to do it the next day and then later when it has not been re-taught can successfully complete the task. Children might also be able to do math one day and the next day they might be totally unable to do the same math with no recollection that they have been able to do it the previous day.” NIH
Rob Goldstein is the alternate working on the interview with Harold Norse and he’s baffled: why does the Rob Goldstein on the tape refer to himself as illiterate?
Rob Goldstein can’t remember being illiterate just as he can’t remember
We’ve (I) always thought Rob Goldstein lived with Harold Norse.
“Making your way
in the world today
takes everything you’ve got.
Taking a break from
all your worries,
sure would help a lot.
Wouldn’t you like
to get away?
Sometimes you want to go
knows your name,
and they’re always
glad you came.
You wanna be
where you can see,
our troubles are all the same….
You wanna go where everybody knows your name.” (Cheers) Yup, that’s blogging in a nutshell – bloggers from around the world gathering at a local establishment to share our joys, sorrows, fears, woes, hopes, wisdom, jokes, dreams, and hopes. And I get it, blogging isn’t curing cancer. Blogging won’t solve devastating problems: world hunger, disease, poverty, climate change, drought, unemployment/underemployment, etc. Blogging probably won’t overcome the horrors of: war, terrorism, racism, prejudice, sexism, crime…
It’s still not ok for WordPress to use bloggers as lab rats (it’s also not ok to use…