Art by Rob Goldstein

About Me

October 19, 2017, UPDATE:

I’m a Certified Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist who became symptomatic with a
dissociative disorder in 2010.

When I started this blog in late 2013, it was to advocate for myself and other people
with trauma related mental health problems.

I wrote in my first profile statement that as I evolved the blog would evolve and over time, I
learned about photography, digital art and I rediscovered my writing.

I call the blog Art by Rob Goldstein but I can just as easily call it life by Rob Goldstein.

This is my life as I live it, evolve, process its history, and prepare for an uncertain future.

My life is my work and my work is my art.

Art by Rob Goldstein is an expression of my emotional and intellectual evolution and an
ongoing journal of my psychotherapy.

I’m blunt, passionate in my beliefs, and willing to state my mind.

If an honest exchange of ideas is what you want you’ve found the right place.

If you follow me, thank you for following Art by Rob Goldstein.

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465 thoughts on “About Me

  1. It’s a pleasure to meet you Robert and thank you so much for your visit, comment and follow. Mental health is something which concerns me, and so I look forward to reading more of your posts.
    Btw in your art work there is a picture of a butterfly resting on a flower – do you know the name of the butterfly? I have the exact picture on my phone taken in Croatia a few years ago, and was intrigued to see you have a picture of it. Or is the similarity just a coincidence?

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    1. Thank you for the visit and for your comment. Our institutional neglect of the mentally ill is a crime. The buttery photo It must be a coincidence but if you can tell me which one you’re referencing I’ll check it. If it’s not mine I’ll make sure it’s properly sourced. I think all of the nature photography is mine.

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      1. Hi Rob! It’s underneath ‘Blogs I Follow’. You have some pictures entitled ‘Art by Rob Goldstein’. At the moment it’s the picture to the extreme right – a black and white striped butterfly. Earlier today – the picture was in the top left-hand corner – so it looks as if it moves around. Don’t worry if you don’t recognise it – it caught my eye, as I’ve been wondering for the last 8 years what it’s called – it was funny seeing it on your blog like that. 🙂

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      2. That’s mine. It’s on my sadly neglected Flickr stream. if you click into the photo a scroll down a bit you’ll see the name of my camera and the settings I used. It’s a Swallowtail butterfly. Thanks for your reply!

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  2. Rob, I’ve browsed through your posts and I must admit, you have a fantastic blog. You are a gifted person. Keep up the amazing works. Your site feels like home. 🙂

    And thank you for the reblog of “A letter to my future daughter’. It’s much appreciated. See you X

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  3. Hi, Robert,
    I’m glad to meet you and I’m looking forward to learning more about you and DID. I also look forward to exchanging views about the world. I live in Waterloo, Ontario and am a retired high school history teacher. My retirement gig is really a second career as Author/Blogger. Be well.

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    1. Thank you! I look forward to learning more about your blog. Our ability to document the past makes the question of our ability to learn from history especially interesting. Previous generations had texts, drawings, perhaps early photographs. The Millennial Generation has most of the 20th Century on film and video tape; they can see the battles, hear the propaganda, and listen to the speeches of some of most visionary leaders this Nation has ever produced.

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      1. All true, Robert, and along with all that visual evidence is the spin by talented soon doctors to wade through. As with every historical account, interpretation determines which facts are presents as well as the analysis. As long as we don’t rely on one account, we have a chance to have a balanced view.

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      2. Exactly. The beauty of watching and event unfold through the film and video of the time is an opportunity to form an objective opinion based on the facts as people understood them at that time. What might people do differently if they had an opportunity to see the history of the previous cycle unfold as it happened. We have archives of news reels and live footage. We can see the leaders and people of the time take their various sides. I spend hours at the internet archives which has a fairly comprehensive media archive. The iInternet Archives

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  4. hi robert, thx to visit & follow my blog. i like your work: fotos @ peoms. looking forward to see and read more of art works. best wishes from mozartland and the mozartcity, where i live….;-). lot´s of metta to you! wally

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  5. Hi Rob, I’m here. I agree with you about KP. They only do the necessary minimum. When I had fibroids in my young age, about my daughter was born, the ob/gyn asked if I wanted to have more babies or have hysterectomy. I just said I didn’t want to rule out the possibility of having more kids. I’m a counselor but not psychologist. I have to study about Dissociative Identity Disorder! Have a blog keep you being associated in some ways. Will visit some more!!

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    1. Having a blog allows me to see what the rest of me is thinking. I function as more of a whole since I started this blog. My partner has noticed that I’m more ‘present’ when we’re together. Thank you for asking such a great question. 🙂

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  6. Hello,

    You have a beautiful blog dear. I was intrigued to read it and was wondering if you and I could be collaborators. I am a new blogger and started my humble blog some three months ago and had almost 3,300 followers. I believe blogging community is the most supportive and encouraging community. I want some writers as well. I kept unwell and was looking for someone who would like to post on my blog too. I would be highly obliged if you take a look at my blog and allow me an opportunity to collaborate with you. I love to write and write for some Ezines and Webzines like Roberta Pimentel and The Millionaire’s Digest.

    Warm Regards
    Sakhi

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  7. Love your artwork Robert and I thank you kindly for exploring my own blog. I commend you on your tireless campaign in aid of bringing awareness to Mental Health Issues.. And understand a little of your own disorder.
    As a former Support Worker, I worked with adults with learning difficulties for 7 years and then later in mental health for 4 years with Schizophrenia.
    I wish you well in getting your unique and amazing photography recognised.. They are amazing pieces of art..

    Blessings Sue 🙂

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      1. Yes at times I can say it was scary work.. often working one on one in a lone working environment one could feel vulnerable.. But for the most part It was extremely rewarding and gratifying to see the progress of those I worked with..
        Also I had a little insight into how one can be plunged into a position of needing mental health care.. As way way back in the 90’s I suffered a nervous breakdown.. So understand how isolated one can feel and not understood as people tend to shy away from mental health issues..
        Many thanks for your lovely response

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      2. Thank you, I have often ended up in Spam.. 🙂 mainly I think as I make lots of comments . No worries.. and thank you for the rescue.
        I too check spam each time I am on WP its surprising how many legitimate comments end up there..

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  8. Mr. Goldstein, I wasn’t sure how to contact you, but I wanted you to see a post/Poem I wrote and added your picture as Featured Photo. I credited your name, and entered your link, as well. My poem is called: Colors of Love. It’s on my Poetry site. If you cannot find it, let me know and I will grab link for you. WordPress is still a bit confusing to me. Thank you so much, Tamara

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  9. You are pretty amazing. You are saturating the internet with counter media on politics, philosphy, and the politics of mental health and mental illness.
    Of course there really are no mentally healthy people (which does throw the whole conept of mental health in the trash bin), but don’t say to the people who think they are mentally healthy, or some in the mental health profession. It tends to irritate them. They like to stigmatize the mentally ill, since they believe they are not such.
    There definitely are people who get penalized more for being more different, and that is what we call mentally ill.
    Have you ever noticed that “mentally ill” people are smarter, often kinder, and more interesting than their non-reportedly-mentally ill counterpoints?
    I would hang out with a schizophrenic every day over anyone “normal.”
    They see the world in such different and amazing ways.

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  10. I’m so honoured to have met you Robert. I stand right next to you on the advocacy of equal rights of citizenship for everyone. And live in hope that soon the combined voices of everyone working towards this will create that change.

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  11. First, I am so glad to have found you — your blog. Your honesty hits the hard-rock-bottom of the truth about our lack of mental health care in the U.S.A. It is shameful, to say the least.

    Years ago, I was Office Manager for two psychologists. Processing all the insurance paperwork and claims necessary for the patients was crazy. Even crazier was the limitations the insurance companies placed on the patients’ care.

    Blessings to you.

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    1. Thank you. I appreciate these words of encouragement. It is clear to me that our political leaders are willing to keep our lethally corrupt mental health system in place for as long as the people stay silent. The only way to change it is for people to look at those homeless people and SEE them and understand that NO ONE CHOOSES homelessness. The majority of the people on the streets in San Francisco are there because they are ill, and many of them were discharge to those streets from hospitals by medical professionals who know that what they are doing is wrong but who don’t defy the system for fear of losing their jobs.

      Look at them on our streets and realize that it our silence that keeps them there.

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      1. What I’m seeking is clarity with the hope that enough people will see
        that everything we think of as ‘mental health’ is wrong.

        How right can it be to have a ‘mental health’ system that discharges the sick to the streets. With no follow up care, structure, food…

        At another time in history if the people of this nation had read about a nation that treated its sick and disabled like this we would shudder and thank God we were Americans.

        Now we are the thing we said we hated most. I hope I’m not the only person who sees that…

        Thank you for your comment….:)

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  12. Nice to meet you too. I’m eager to explore your site in detail, but just reading this page breaks my heart. The healthcare system in this country is so screwed up. Between pharma, insurance, and corporate bottom line, it’s a knotty mess that would take 10 Einsteins 10 lifetimes to untangle. For the most part, I believe healthcare workers mean well. Most get into the business to provide comfort to humanity, but they labor with their hands tied behind their backs and are forced to make medical decisions based on poor reasoning. We can replace the lungs of a smoker, but dog help someone with any kind of brain health issues. Sorry for the rant. You caught me at a weak moment. I promise to behave myself in the future. Or to try…

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    1. Oh please…Never apologize for ranting about the degraded state of our ridiculous and seemingly endless national experiment with for profit medical apartheid.

      In the U.S. a war criminal falls ill and get a new heart while an honest guy whose worked hard all of his life falls ill and gets a slow death from grinding poverty.

      In this country he who shouts loudest gets heard.

      Don’t let my rants drown you out…:)

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  13. Amazing is it not? Mental health and our Spiritual Journey have intersected at this point in in time by design. I find it interesting as I was thinking about Rob and Word press and etc. just last night. A Journey is always better with other people on it with you.

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  14. Wow, you are one of those people who make me sit up and salute. I think I am going to love your blog. Thank you for the follow. I also started my blog wanting to talk about mental health issues but as you say -we grow and new experiences happen and naturally we begin to want to share other themes – Nice to meet you too! 🙂

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