On Distraction and Ableism

There's an attitude-- and it's a subtle one-- that mentally ill people are doing something wrong. Even among otherwise understanding professionals and loved ones, there's an idea that if mentally ill people would just learn to think correctly, like everyone else, they wouldn't be mentally ill anymore. This idea has its basis in the benefits … Continue reading On Distraction and Ableism

Trauma & Privilege

Right now I’m doing an online course in trauma-informed peer practice and I watched a video that was supposedly about resilience. In it, they interviewed a few people who had undergone horrific events that then went on to live great lives. Ostensibly, they were great examples of personal resilience in the face of tragedy. One … Continue reading Trauma & Privilege