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Which are Routinely “Overlooked”

Do you ever wonder why interventions are NOT performed on “As Yet To Be Labelled” individuals who seem to think and talk so much like we officially labelled Loons?  Well, me too. Let's all take a closer look here shall we? Conversely, Do Labeled People ever get Better?

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Key and Peele - What Words Mean

  •  7/16/2017
  •   Lefave, Patricia
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I just saw a bit they did on their show which is like another comedy version of e.s.t. or dysfunctional relating. It is also about communication. They use texting each other as the point of reality splitting. Like in e.s.t they used exactly the same WORDS but connected to a different premise of intent and with an emotional attitude, which demonstrates that the same WORDS have opposite meanings, which is splitting the reality between them into two different “realities.” It ends with Key going af...
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This Week in the Public Disdain and Group Assessment Sessions

  •  5/29/2017
  •   Lefave, Patricia
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(aka the 'There she is, that's her there, careful don't let her spot ya!' public performances... which of course, do not REALLY exist...shhhhh...don't let on you got this from me.... I am not to 'find out' anything like, what is packed in those cans labeled, 'Worms.''  Remember the dysfunctional group motto: 'never reveal; keep It surreal') So just between you and I on the down-low here: I love the grocery store assessment; especially from some of the cashiers hiding in plain sight while acti...
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What Words Mean

  •  1/26/2017
  •   Lefave, Patricia
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We may be SURE  that we know what words mean but we don't always; especially if words are ambiguous abstractions, platitudes and aphorisms which we accept, without question, as signs of intelligence. For example let's take that well know aphorism, 'You know what they say.... where there's smoke, there's fire...' Well sometimes that is true and sometimes it isn't true. Yet it SOUNDS like an obvious truth to many who use it, and to many others who hear it. However, there IS such a thin...
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The Magic Line

  •  10/26/2016
  •   Lefave, Patricia
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This is the 'magical' line drawn between the sane and the insane, the 'normal' and the abnormal, them and us, etc. You know that magic line which all of you assessors and evaluators of your 'inferiors' have drawn between what I (and SO many others) will see, hear, know and understand and what I won't? You know...the invisible 'line' between conscious and unconscious which allows YOU to act out your duplicity from one to ten feet away, while keeping yourself convinced that I won't be able to un...
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Calling All the Professional Alternate Reality Creators

  •  8/28/2016
  •   Lefave, Patricia
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Another example of how “you don't know what words mean” directly relates to context or con-text. (smirk) For example, patients trying to penetrate you resistance to hearing have often said to you something like this, when talking about their experience with a group: “They keep trying to put THEIR thoughts into MY head.” You of course, hearing this as a “symptom” in that self-contained defective who sits before you, have given that statement your usual reductionist treatment and named it, ...
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Riddle: what's the difference between being in ANY kind of a relationship with someone and being in any kind of a relationship ABOUT someone?

Answer: in the first case you are actually in a relationship and in the second case, you aren't.

To Homewood Staff, Psych Students and ALL of Those Who Follow Wherever They are Led, Without Question
Unlike Myself, Most of You are Very Normal

by Patricia Lefave, Monophrenic

One of my readers was telling me that he had been contacted by a professional to participate in a conference about the 'stigma' of mental illness. My reader then discovered that the professional was not really interested in hearing what was being said, just as inside the bio psychiatric system he had not seen any interest in his point of view after the first few minutes when a diagnosis was reached. In part, my answer to his experience included this and I thought I would post it here as I have heard it so frequently.

What 'stigma' means to 'them' and what it means to us is not the same thing. "They" want to get rid of the ''stigma" of 'mental illness' by training the public to become even MORE deaf to what we 'claim' happened to us involving other people, by strenuously promoting the idea that our CLAIMS are just a manifestation of a bio chemical illness 'just like diabetes.'

See the difference? We on
BOTH sides of the meaning admit to the ongoing existence of a 'stigma,' but the understanding of the actual cause of that is completely different. So, while we are using the same WORD, we do not mean the same thing, and 'OUR' side of our own experience is not invited to 'debate' it with the 'experts.' This extreme imbalance (ironically) of POWER and control is what is keeping this going.

It creates a tautological argument that has already been 'won' by the 'experts'
BEFORE our experience of it has even begun. It is also doing a damned fine job of enabling and supporting abusers who want to believe THEY represent all this is 'normal' in the world and they are therefore 'justified' in their abuse of others since we 'others' are 'abnormal.' This is especially true if the abuse is psycho-spiritual/verbal in nature as we can’t parade our 'bruises' or 'injury' in a concrete way.

 It is all about the psycho-politics.