FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Outskirts Press Releases New Memoir About Surviving a Diagnosis of Schizophrenia:
Fighting for Freedom in America by Clyde Dee
In the frontiers of America’s mental health institutions, fighting for freedom can become very personal.
September 24, 2015 – Denver, CO and Oakland, CA – In Fighting for Freedom in America, released by Outskirts Press, mental health counselor and author Clyde Dee asks, “Have you ever wondered if something is wrong with you? Have you ever wondered what it is like to find yourself driven into madness; and whether you will ever come back from catastrophic loss?”
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Having returned from an east coast trip to attend the memorial of my stepfather, I am a little late with my monthly update. The trip back east was hard as my mother is currently suffering from her loss. I tried to spend time with her to offer her support, but my need to stay busy and our vastly differing interests made the week challenging for both of us.
Those who may have visited my blog may notice that I have only published one post this month. I have been working extensively on one essay that I am trying to prepare to get published. It is frustrating because I feel unproductive, but I have a need to master the essay and prove that I can publish.
Continue reading “Waiting to Hear Back”
In Madness and Civilization, philosopher Michel Foucault has predicted a proliferation of madness as disparities increase and modern society advances. Indeed, with psychopharmacology industry booming, rates of addiction, fueled by the opioid epidemic, skyrocketing, terrorism wars raging abroad, ongoing drug wars afflicting low income neighborhoods, escalation in homeless encampments in major cities, and a rise in bullying in schools, and even cyberbullying, it really does seem like higher percentage of people have been forced to explore their mental health struggles. While mass shootings have kept danger stigma in the media high and the media response continues to reinforce silence about mental struggles, the field of psychotherapy does have a lot more trends to address.
When I look through my state’s psychotherapy association’s annual conference, I see many of these trends getting addressed in workshops. But ever invisible is the issue of psychosis. Is it possible that the issue of psychosis functions as a significant part of the madness narrative? Is it possible that psychosis too is affecting more and more Americans as Foucault inferred?
What the Statistic Say: Continue reading “Are you Prepared to Address Psychosis in Your Practice? (Feature-Length Version)”
It’s true that a plastic rimmed hat
That cost me ten cents at a thrift store
Is sitting on my head;
And it’s true that they gave me
A free plastic trash bag
To covers some of my
Old five and dime store clothing display;
And it’s true I might have taken the bus;
When it didn’t look like rain this morning;
And it’s true that it would have been
Ten miles home, or four miles to the mall
By the time the skies opened
And dogs and cats nailed down upon my face;
It’s true that already have an interview suit
In another state
That my father wouldn’t send to me
When we fought on the phone earlier today;
And it’s true I have an interview on Friday
And it’s true that I have the money
On my card to pay;
And it’s true that I don’t have enough money
To pay four more months’ rent stay;
Continue reading “Another Anything for a Little Attention Man”