This below is a republished piece from Aeon, via Creative Commons. The reason I am posting it here is for my PhD research, in which I am studying the role of law in mandating certain legal practices in mental health and how the laws are promulgated to carry them out. This article traces a link … Continue reading A radical legal ideology nurtured our era of economic inequality
These are figures in a museum in Greece. My idea was to think of the word 'supporting' and look for an appropriate picture. I thought everything needs support- even the past needs support and appreciation before it can be preserved and presented to another time. This picture is representaional of that support. This is a … Continue reading Enabling dialogues- how I work in my ‘counseling’ practice
The writing for 2019, at least the formal writing that I will be putting out in the public domain is all done by now. No more phew! One could heave a sigh of relief, because it did put me through sudden pressurse. Some things were written in the greatest hurry and one or two which … Continue reading The writing in the public domain, 2019
In the light of my recent counseling experiences I think it is in order to quickly share via a short post the meaning of the title of this post and why it becomes the spine of the work I do. This picture below is just for representational purposes. Photo by Shifaaz shamoon on Unsplash Traumas that lead to … Continue reading Why involving families is important for the work I do
Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash Like everything good or bad, this year comes to a close. Time to look back and quickly recap whatever has gone by. Lot of work in fact...so much so, it left little time to make blog entries on any blog. But being my recovery blog, I will stick to the doctoral research issues … Continue reading The last note of 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Riet8REzsQ Szasz is one of the most important figure in critiquing psychiatry as a psychiatrist- the first among psychiatrists. No work in critical psychiatry can be completed without referring to him. I found this video by chance, and its worth sharing.
Someone asked me this question, a few days ago and I waited awhile to respond to this. So today I finally wrote down a response to it, and here it is. I am writing their full question and my response>>> Is it wrong that I want to die? I’m only 23 and I really don’t … Continue reading Is it wrong if I want to die?
It is difficult for me to explain to people what is the meaning of recovery oriented counseling. Why? Because 'recovery' is a controversial issue, yet something which ought to be known by a wider number of people who are given mental 'illness' diagnosis. The major controversy about recovery lies in the fact that the idea … Continue reading What I mean by ‘Recovery Oriented Counseling’
Contemplate how a person’s life would be changed by starting to hear or see things others can’t. Now imagine it could offer something good. A research team from Hull University and associated NHS trusts in the UK suggest that, among the tumult, hallucinations can also offer opportunities for growth. Writing in the Journal of Psychology … Continue reading Life beyond ‘hearing voices’? Here’s one way (republished from Aeon)