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Community Mental Wellness Facilitation Training today 7-8:30pm

Where: Monroe Park, on the corner of Main and Laurel Streets When: today, Friday 3/23 7-8:30pm At our first meeting we discussed what we’d like to see happen in our communities in regard to mental health activism and self care in Richmond. A great discussion resulted. We decided that our first task is to have … Continue reading

Richmond Community Mental Wellness Meeting: Sunday 3/18, 7-9pm

Interested in getting involved in mental health activism in Richmond? Here’s your chance! We’ll be gathering to talk about what we’d like to see happen in our community in regard to mental health activism and self care in the community. This is the first meeting to talk about community mental health activism in Richmond that is … Continue reading

Pain of Ostracism Can Be Deep, Long-Lasting

ScienceDaily (May 10, 2011) — Ostracism or exclusion may not leave external scars, but it can cause pain that often is deeper and lasts longer than a physical injury, according to a Purdue University expert. “Being excluded or ostracized is an invisible form of bullying that doesn’t leave bruises, and therefore we often underestimate its impact,” … Continue reading

Mental health and violence against women

‎”Our anger is real. Our anger at our experiences of oppression as women and as psychiatric inmates, or being raped, beaten, locked up, drugged, shocked is valid and strong. It is not a ‘symptom’ to be drugged or therpized away. It is, instead, a source of our power, a fuel for our outrage and our … Continue reading

Mandatory Ultrasound Law Parallels Forced Sterilization of Mentally Disabled in VA

This is only the second time in history Virginia has mandated a medical procedure. This law will now stand beside legislation that was passed to forcibly sterilize the severely mentally disabled. – Sen. Richard L. Saslaw, D-Fairfax on the mandatory ultrasound bill signed by VA Gov. McDonnell on March 7, 2012 This statement is so powerful. … Continue reading

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1963): Proud to be Maladjusted

A clip from King’s 1963 speech at Western Michigan University.    Transcription from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 speech at WMU: Modern psychology has a word that is probably used more than any other word in modern psychology. It is the word “maladjusted.” This word is the ringing cry to modern child psychology. Certainly, … Continue reading

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