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The first of my ‘how to’ guides in regards to mental health / 19 November 2015

a red and black leaftlet with a list of don'ts, such as: 1) Do not insist your voices are minuted in meetings 2) Do not offer to turn hospital macaroni cheese into enough for the 5000 3) Do not offer discount healing to professionals 4) Do not say 'You can't section me, I can walk through walls' and then try to demonstrate it. 5) Do not say 'Of course I don't mind meds causing lactation' and then offer them a glass of milk. 6) Do not turn the Largactil shuffle into a moonwalk. 7) Do not say 'Of course, I will be compliant, mein furher' 8) Do wear clothes when you meet a professional 9) Do maintain a positive, thumbs up attitude

How to avoid the diagnosis of schizophrenia

I am part of a facebook forum called ‘Recovery in the Bin’.  This user-led group is for MH Survivors and Supporters who are fed up with the way colonised ‘recovery’ is being used to discipline and control those who are trying to find a place in the world, to live as they wish, trying to deal with the very real mental distress they encounter on a daily basis. We believe in human rights and social justice!

Today someone wanted to create a spoof leaflet on how not to be diagnosed with personality disorder, it inspired me to do ‘How to not get diagnosed with schizophrenia or psychosis’

Here it is!

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Alan Morrison
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19 November 2015


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Dolly Sen
19 November 2015

the front of the leaflet

A Day in the Life of an Artist: Dolly Sen

Continuing our series looking at the day-to-day working practices of disabled artists. In this film, artist, activist and troublemaker Dolly Sen shows us her art practise including current projects like her dollhouse DWP assessment centre. Dolly's website. Follow Dolly on Twitter: @DollyDollySen Transcript of the video Dolly: We are living in a world where a breath can kill us. ...

Letter to our next Prime Minister

Very soon we will have a new prime minister, and probably another round of DWP-related deaths. I have started up a radical mental health art-action programme called Section 136, where madness is questioned, and institutional monsters are confronted using art, love, rage and sheep. I have started the ball rolling by sending our next prime minister ...

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