Dangerous Compassions

radical mental health is for everyone

early morning

My darling guestblogger seems to have fallen asleep on the job.  Oh, sweetheart.

Here’s a blurb I wrote about radical mental health on facebook just now.  I’ll paste it here as a blog post.  Thank you for your patience, reader.  I love you.

radical mental health can help us stick together and show up to the family of humanity. it’s helped keep me alive and well for about 14 years, since I was first diagnosed bipolar 1.
so much has changed since then, but I still need–more than ever–homegrown ways of maintaining my well-being that involve equal power relations and nurturing freedom. handing over my wellbeing to professionals has never worked for me, as my wellbeing is not standard. what I most need is not going to come out of a pill bottle.
community is a kind of work, but friendship-medicine is my favorite. thank you for helping me not fall thru the cracks, and I’ll try to do the same for you.

By Laura-Marie

Good at listening to the noise until it makes sense.

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