The Mental (Illness) system and thoughts on alternatives: a collection

“It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti I can’t call the current system of care a “mental health system” when it’s so clearly one that generates, encourages and sustains mental illness. And so I’ve often referred to it as a mental illness system. Here I’m underscoring that as it’s important that we make big changes if we want to help not only the most vulnerable people in our society, but also society itself. We create one another. None of this happens in a vacuum.

The genuine heart of sadness

If you search for awakened heart, if you put your hand through your rib cage and feel for it, there is nothing there except for tenderness. You feel sore and soft, and if you open your eyes to the rest of the world, you feel tremendous sadness. This kind of sadness doesn't come from being... Continue Reading →

What can we learn from baboons? (THIS IS IMPORTANT)

I just added the THIS IS IMPORTANT line in the title. The question "what can we learn from baboons?" is drawing very few of my readers. Sometimes titles on posts make or break whether traffic comes at all. This video is phenomenal. Its importance to our human culture cannot be underestimated. Please view it and share it. It's incredibly powerful as well. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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