Eastern Perspectives on Psychosis

Psychosis has often been considered as demonic possession across many Eastern and Western culture. Though this is now rare in the West except for more traditional or fundamentalist faiths, in Chinese culture, it is still common to associate someone with hallucinations and delusions with demons. It’s not the same as the Western understanding of demons […]

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August 8, 2018

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A unicorn at work

I am not that old but have had over 15 different jobs. I have lasted on average about a year at each. It’s not that I always get fired, well only a few times, it’s like I realise that the place just doesn’t suit me. My recent jobs have really brought down my average tenure. […]

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August 6, 2018

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The mental illness defence

In a very small number of cases, mental illness leads for a crime to be committed accidently. Even so, using your illness to get out of a crime like murder or manslaughter is never justifiable. We know what it is like to have delusions driving very poor behaviour but murder, terrorism, domestic violence and other […]

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August 2, 2018

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Gayness and Mental Health

Ever since I first saw male and female anatomy, I knew which one I preferred. This should never had an impact on my mental health but it did. My gayness is one huge source of strength and gives me permission to flaunt my fabulousness in so many settings today. But bullies at school, casual homophobia […]

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July 30, 2018

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Consumer-led Research

Consumer-led research involves mental health researchers who have lived experience of mental illness. There is still not enough consumer-led research in academia or policy-making setting. There are access problems with much research given that most journals are behind pay walls or only accessible to large colleges/universities. Even for those with access, being able to understand […]

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May 4, 2018

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