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Stories We Live By

The Stories We Live By

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Retelling our own life stories that are creative and hopeful rather living as victims and in despair.

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Mental Illnesses are moral judgements about a variety of often unwanted, troubled and troubling behaviors that on the surface seem to be illogical and make little or no sense that pose as medical diganoses. In my own writings and... more

My fear is that people will be convinced that their emotional reactions to the pandemic will represent some form of "mental illness" and that they will turn to Big Pharma to help them get through. Let's discuss what we are experiencing as we... more

Andrew Solomon, in his article "Don't Ignore Clinical Mental Illness" points out that people who have existing, long term mental illnesses are especially at risk at having their symptoms severely increased by the pandemic and therefore in... more

Today's discussion is based on an Op-Ed article in the New York Times entitled "Don't Ignore Clinical Mental Illness" by Andrew Solomon, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center. The author writes "Within... more

Scott is a graduate of the University of Michigan, a musician and living in Spain as an educator. We will discuss our mutual interest in Szasz's ideas and how we both became convinced that the ideology of psychiatry is based on... more

A discussion based on my book Psycho"therapy" and the Stories We Live By which is my attempt to seperate my idea of what the field might look like once the corrupt, illogical and toxic notions of "mental illnesses and disorders," and the... more

A discussion with Attorney Jim Gottstein about the release of the Zyprexa papers which revealed to the public the terrible physical effects of Zyprexa, an antipsychotic medication created and sold by pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly. The... more

Psychotherapy can be a form of liberation or permenant entrappment unless those seeking its help are educated consumers. These traps involve the false idea that mental illnesses are real, the failure to differentiate between judgments and... more

I will share some of my thoughts both as a citizen and a psychologist concerning the difference between facts and truth and the necessity of having faith in some set of authorities if we are to understand how to best react to the events taking... more

My guest tonight is Michael (Mickey) Weinberg, MSW, who has spent a lifetime organizing professionals to help those who have been labelled as "mentally ill" live better lives as well as reduce the power of institutional psychiatry and the... more

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