Washington Post article: ‘In transition to independent living, the ‘dignity of risk’ for the mentally ill’

A sadly revealing article about the societal devaluation and wounding which too often surrounds mental disorder and poverty. Note the use of ‘dignity of risk’ language, though it hardly seems to reflect what Perske meant, nor how it is described in Social Role Valorization. Marc Tumeinski   Tweet

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growth in number and specificity of ‘behaviors’ included in versions of DSM

Take a look at this series of images which illustrate the growth in the number and specificity of ‘behaviors’ included in versions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Make sure to click through to see each visual for each new edition of the DSM http://www.visualizing.org/full-screen/216355 Marc Tumeinski Tweet

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 5:13 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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article: ‘New psychiatric treatment center opening today’

The 16 August 2012 article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette entitled ‘New psychiatric treatment center opening today’ describes the first new psychiatric facility built in Massachusetts since the 1950s. The new building is located on the grounds of the Worcester State Hospital, built in the 1830s. A couple SRV-relevant points: • The article mentions […]

online column: Are psychiatric medicines making us sicker

A column on psychotropic drugging and so-called ‘electroconvulsive therapy’ (ECT) was published in The Chronicle of Higher Education on 18 September 2011. The columnist challenges the high level of psychotropics given to young people in the US and western, more affluent countries generally. This concern is consistent with what SRV teaches us about the sick […]