Category Archives: Rants

Neil occasionally goes on a soapbox and just rants his heart out about something.

They are not just words

There’s an interesting end of the year article that came across my feed from NBC news about the harm that’s caused by our colloquial use of mental health terms to describe people in a pejorative fashion for abnormal behaviour. It’s … Continue reading

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Double Standards regarding Celebrity Culture and Mental Illness

It has been a busy time at work for me. I’ve had a lot on my plate socially as well. This story in Maclean’s by Emma Teitel was trending in social media a few days ago. A family member brought … Continue reading

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This horrifies me

I know I haven’t posted much recently. Forgive me, it’s my health and some personal matters have distracted me from blogging. Hopefully with things improving I’ll be able to get back to this project. This story though really upset me. … Continue reading

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Perception: My Review

I’ve talked about TNT’s Perception before (and also here). Recently it has come to Canada Wednesdays at 9 pm Eastern on Bravo and I managed to catch the pilot. (See here to watch it in Canada online) Positive portrayals of … Continue reading

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New Medication…

My paper is finally done and I have taken a little break. I think I may have overextended myself writing a bit. There’s a desire on my part to be done my M.Sc. After being though so much, to be … Continue reading

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Dealing with Unfairness

Author’s note: I am still busy with insanely important paper. However, I needed a break from what I was doing, so this post came about. Most people at least by the time they are teenagers have been told by a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Perception…

The buzz going around on my google news alerts is on Eric McCormack’s performance as a brilliant neuroscience professor with paranoid schizophrenia. I’m intrigued to say the least. You know, I tend to bash the cop shows on the TV … Continue reading

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Some interesting questions by Bill Macphee

Over at Mental Wellness Today’s Mental Health Blog, Bill Macphee has an interesting post up on Stigma entitled About Mental Health – What Is Stigma Anyway? As usual, I urge everyone to read the whole thing. In a brief summary, … Continue reading

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Blame

As an illness, we don’t know a lot about schizophrenia. Though there is some evidence that genetics play a role, the modern view of genetics is that there may be triggers to illnesses that are caused by genes rather than … Continue reading

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An “Excuse”

A friend send me a link to this article that features an interview with the CEO of the Schizophrenia Society with Vincent Li. Vincent Li, if you remember my previous post on this matter, gruesomely killed Tim McLean and was later … Continue reading

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