Ok, let’s talk: A response to the Bell Let’s Talk campaign

I love the passion in this post.

Vision Passion Action

This post was written by Danielle Landry. She teaches Mad People’s History as part-time instructor with the School of Disability Studies.

A drawing of a road side stand with the words "psychiatric help 5 cents" on top. Inside the stand there is a person with a blue text box. The bottom of the stand reads "The corporation is in"Ok, let’s talk.

Let’s talk about how those two new workplace scenario commercials only reinforce the idea that it’s unsafe to talk about mental health to your boss or co-workers, instead of establishing that employers in Ontario actually have a duty to accommodate disabled workers, including those with psychiatric disabilities.

Let’s stop positioning disabled people as charity cases through a-nickel-for-every-text campaigns.

Let’s talk about the erosion of our social systems through corporate greed.

Let’s ask why Bell hasn’t instituted any programs to support its low-income customers, such as if they need a reprieve from paying their bills during a hospital stay.

Let’s talk about why it’s not okay that we have to rely on corporate sponsorship to sustain our mental health system. Let’s ask if corporate influence serves to…

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The “Addictive” Trauma Bond-Learning What It Is And How To Help Yourself Heal

Excellent read for survivors!

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Source: The “Addictive” Trauma Bond-Learning What It Is And How To Help Yourself Heal

The “Addictive” Trauma Bond-Learning What It Is And How To Help Yourself Heal

     The following gives an accurate description of the highly ‘addictive’ quality of traumatic relationships with the disordered. The following is by Dr. Patrick Carnes and from his book, “The Betrayal Bond”. This is an excellent resource for your recovery:

Trauma Bonds by Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D., CAS
Abandonment and trauma are at the core of addictions. Abandonment causes deep shame. Abandonment by betrayal is worse than mindless neglect. Betrayal is purposeful and self-serving. If severe enough, it is traumatic. What moves betrayal into the realm of trauma is fear and terror. If the wound is deep enough and the terror big enough, the body alters. The system elevates into an alarm state, never safe. Waiting for the hurt again. In that state of readiness the client doesn’t notice that…

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Flickr Wednesday: Rich Eye

Rich Eye is one of my first friends on Flickr,

He was one of the first to encourage my work and to help me to gain a sense of confidence.

It’s a real privilege to showcase Richard this week.


IN THE LAND OF MYSTERY

IN THE LAND OF MYSTERY

AUTUMN IN MAIN

AUTUMN IN MAINE

MANHATTAN FROM THE HUDSON RIVER PARK

MANHATTAN  FROM THE HUDSON RIVER PARK

LOVE

LOVE

OH LET’S GO INTO THE CAVE UP THERE!

OH LET'S GO INTO THE CAVE UP THERE!

AUTUMN 6

AUTUMN 6

AUTUMN  7

AUTUMN 7

A WINDY DAY ON THE BAY

A WINDY DAY ON THE BAY

HELP! IT’S HERE AGAIN!

HELP!  IT'S HERE AGAIN!

IT WAS A GREAT DAY AT THE BEACH

IT WAS A GREAT DAY AT THE BEACH

STRESS

STRESS