Academic journal article Social Alternatives

'Touching the Void' or 'Human Perspectives of Mental Health and Distress'

Academic journal article Social Alternatives

'Touching the Void' or 'Human Perspectives of Mental Health and Distress'

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The racing, racing constant thought

The disquiet of the mind, the racing racing constant thought

What is beyond?

What is that voice?

Schizophrenia: myth or madness?

Medicalised into a descriptions of symptoms...

This is what it is?

Who says? You says? Actually me says this. . . ?

Is it the Shamanic experience? The deep healing psychological experience? Or the inner voice?

Doesn't everyone have an inner voice? Who calls mine madness?

'Madness is a derogatory term. How about psychotic episode? Disordered thought? Chaotic thought?'

Actually what do you mean by that?

MADNESS, I PREFER! IT IS A TERM I CAN OWN! IT IS MINE. I CAN SELF DEFINE MY OWN ILLNESS.

Touching the void, finding the peace.

No, the medication kicking in...

No reconciling inner chaos and inner anger and frustration with the peace that passes all understanding...

Touching the void. …

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