Snug as a bug in a rug

Sitting in bed, watching My Big Fat Fabulous Life, snug as a bug in a rug in two T-shirts, and another tied around my neck, a knit cap with a cut off T-shirt hood stuffed inside it, socks, and T-shirt pants. [This post is from January]

“The Truth” About Thrift Stores

I've run across You Tube videos claiming to tell secrets about thrift stores. According to one You Tuber, everything but a dead body regularly turns up in the donations. Supposedly customers are doing disgusting stuff in the dressing rooms. She also refers to her former job as paying well.  Sure. I shopped at thrift stores.  … Continue reading “The Truth” About Thrift Stores

Alternatives To Traditional Care For People In Crisis

Lately, I'm learning that a lot of mental health consumers in the UK are unhappy with what happens to them in a crisis. People in this state deserve help that is kind, competent and adequately funded.  Some patient activists in the US are pioneering new responses to those in crisis. Things can change.  Emergency room … Continue reading Alternatives To Traditional Care For People In Crisis

Patients Critique Care For People In Crisis & Do It Themselves

Some patients in the US have reimagined care for those in crisis, and are implementing their ideas. These two peer counselors were each hospitalized multiple times due to wanting to end it all. Their critique of the current system and "risk assessment" is brilliant. They are Lisa Forestall and Caroline White from the patient led … Continue reading Patients Critique Care For People In Crisis & Do It Themselves