I get knocked down, but I get up again. You’re never gonna keep me down.

This post is from January of this year...I thought of the song again today since I had another unpleasant bump...they continue, yes...I think it's called life!! -- Those of us recovering from the iatrogenic injuries that psych drugs cause have a very bumpy healing road. It's never linear and there are just tons and tons of set backs...Not unusually I've been having a bumpy ride...and today, the refrain of an old song popped into my head. It's VERY happy. And today I can see again how I keep learning more and more and my nervous system is also getting stronger. I get knocked down, but I get up again. You're never gonna keep me down. So, yeah, Amen and Hallelujah...we have resilient spirits and body and we heal...even if it's one hell of a bumpy ride. Have fun listening to Tubthumping by Chumbawamba...I just did. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Special Messages | Responding to Alternate Realities

We’ve learned to co-exist with different beliefs as one of our most cherished values of tolerance in a multicultural society. That lesson can be key for encountering the different realities in situations where someone is being called psychotic, delusional, schizophrenic or mentally ill. Respect and support may stretch our thinking, but can be vital to recovery. Cross-culturally, we accept that even the most strange or unfamiliar belief has value, meaning, and purpose in the person’s life. We give it the benefit of the doubt. The same is true of bizarre beliefs that get called psychosis. And using diagnostic language instead can amount to the same kind of put-down that goes with cultural supremacy and racist insult.… [click on title for the rest of the post]

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