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Dear Friends,

The links below are a melange of articles, stories, information and ideas that I found enjoy perusing them as much as I enjoy compiling them.

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“All social change comes from the passion of the individual.” – Unknown


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Joey’s article on The Huffington Post ‘Stigma Ain’t What It Used To Be’ – Full Article

NKM2! wins the Global Accelerator Award!! – Full Article

NKM2 Documentary Wins The Voice Award – Visit their website

NKM2 & Joey in Parade Magazine – Full Article

NKM2! Facebook » A letter to Joey from an Iraq War Veteran – Read Letter

Washington Post – Revision to the bible of psychiatry, DSM, could introduce new disorders – Full Article

Minds On The Edge » Joey Pants is a fan of this PBS program – Visit their website

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous of Oregon Inc. » Joey Pants is a fan of this group – Visit their website

On Listening (by Ralph Roughton) – View & Download PDF

To Fight Stigmas, Start With Treatment – NYT – Full Article

Video I found humorous: FDA Approves Depressant Drug For The Annoyingly Cheerful – Watch Video

The Hill – Joey’s latest trip to Washington, DC – Full Article

Information about the No Kidding, Me Too documentary – View & Download PDF

Joey’s cover story in the June/July 2008 Health Monitor – View Article

Joey’s Trip to Louisville – Full Article

Tracking a Marine Lost at Home – NYT – Full Article

The Murky Politics of Mind-Body – NYT – Full Article


Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.
Jean Kerr (1923-2003)

“In the medical model, you take a person with a mental illness, you provide treatment in the hopes of reducing symptoms, and then they’re supposed to approximate some notion of normality. Our research shows the opposite. You take a person with a mental illness, you then reduce the discrimination and stigma against them, increase their social roles and participation, which provides them a reason to get better in the first place, and then you provide treatment and support. The issue is not so much making them normal but helping them get their lives back.”
– Larry Davidson, a professor at Yale University

“…madness, provided it comes as the gift of heaven, is the channel by which we received the greatest blessing …the men of old who gave things their names saw no disgrace or reproach in madness; otherwise they would not have connected with it the name of the noblest of all arts, the art of discerning the future, and called it the manic art… So, according to the evidence provided by our ancestors, madness is a nobler thing than sober sense… madness comes from God, where as sober sense is merely human.” – Socrates
– Phaedrus and Letters VII and VIII by Plato, translated by Walter Hamilton

“My brain is your business”
– Deborah Gibson

“When our failings generate fear, we then have soul-sickness. This sickness, in turn, generates still more character defects. Unreasonable fear that our instincts will not be satisfied drives us to covet the possessions of others, to lust for sex and power, to become angry when our instinctive demands are threatened, to be envious when the ambitions of others seem to be realized while ours are not. We eat, drink, and grab for more of everything than we need, fearing we shall never have enough. And, with genuine alarm at the prospect of work, we stay lazy. We loaf and procrastinate, or at best work grudgingly and under half steam. These fears are the termites that ceaselessly devour the foundations of whatever sort of life we try to build. ”
-Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 49

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