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

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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
5 years ago

Colin Hambrook
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19 November 2015

Brilliant!

Alan Morrison
5 years ago

Dolly Sen
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19 November 2015

the front of the leaflet

Crippen reports on an action by disabled artist and activist Dolly Sen

Our friend and colleague Dolly Sen has taken her protest out on the streets again and this time it’s the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that comes under her critical scrutiny. Disability Arts Online · Crippen reports on an action by disabled artist and activist Dolly Sen In an action designed to highlight DWP’s lack of ...

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5lU5MWH7Mk 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. ...

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