More media madness for Friday

Links for the week, I will again do a post with news tomorrow with overflow:

  • Robert Augustus Masters – Only Broken Waves Know the Ocean: The Nature of Grief — Integral Options Cafe — “Grief breaks the heart, however concretized its “casing” may be. The broken heart can go into endarkened contraction (a myopic shrinking or “going to pieces”) or it can go in a very different direction — if allowed to, grief doesn’t just break the heart, but breaks it open, ultimately breaking us open to unbroken Being.”
  • Holistic Recovery from Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia for Dummies —  “To begin with, the cover invites the reader to “learn to help their loved one live a happier, more productive life.” How patronizing. Note that there is no mention of the person with schizophrenia learning to help him/herself take charge of their own life. Using the term your loved onewhen when it comes to schizophrenia may at times be necessary but it has the chill of a body on ice.”
  • Rethinking relapseanother from Holistic Recovery from Schizophrenia. If you’re like a lot of people and think that schizophrenia has nothing to do with you because you’ve never been diagnosed with it, I’d like you to think again. If you’ve been diagnosed with any mental illness, then this blog and any responsible discourse on schizophrenia has everything to do with you as all the stuff that gets labeled mental illness is a simple continuum. Open your eyes…we’re all human.

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