Dear Pete, I read your blog post, “Influential Critic D. J. Jaffe Has Died: Remembered As “Bomb Thrower” Who Demanded Mental Illness Reforms” and thought of how he has done so much to hurt those of us labeled “mentally ill”. You considered him a friend, he was anything but for those of … [Read more...] about D J Jaffe and A Culture of Fear by Michael Skinner
How can we heal from the implicit bias of “Mental Illness” and “mentally ill”? I hear these words and it sounds like fingernails scraping down the chalkboard. “The stain of dehumanization colors the mind, body and spirit and it is not so easily washed away.” - Michael Skinner Recently I … [Read more...] about The implicit bias of, “Mental Illness” and “mentally ill”, a lexicon of hurt.
Unity Radio WUTY 97.9FM Worcester, MA ALL NEW Talking Wellness with Mike MacInnis. Today's special guest is Michael Skinner I'm particularly proud and happy about yesterday's "Talking Wellness" episode. Michael Skinner was a trailblazer in trauma informed peer support work, getting it done before … [Read more...] about Unity Radio – Talking Wellness – special guest Michael Skinner
Exposed [originally titled Daughter of God] is a 2016 American thriller film, written and directed by Gee Malik Linton [credited as Declan Dale], at his directorial debut. The film stars Ana de Armas, Keanu Reeves, Christopher McDonald, Big Daddy Kane, and Mira Sorvino. While perusing … [Read more...] about Exposed – The Arc of Trauma and Abuse
I read this article at my friend Helga Luest's, Trauma Informed Linked In post and shared a comment and I thought to dive a bit more, into why I feel the way I do about 'resiliency'. Here is my post comment to the article - Natural Resilience to Major Life Stressors Not So Common - … [Read more...] about Thoughts & Music to share on Resiliency
“There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.” Erma Bombeck Thoughts to share - aahh...the end of an era, David Letterman retires - a time of comedy, deep thought and reflection. I've been watching David Letterman since he first appeared back … [Read more...] about The end of an era, David Letterman, Comedy & Healing