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Help Wanted in Eugene: Join Our Amazing Homecare Team!

Posted by on March 27, 2018 in Help Wanted | 2 comments

Paid Home Care Worker Wanted Spring 2018: Part-Time, Eugene, OR Have a Current S&DS Home Care Provider Number? Here in southwest Eugene, on a quarter-acre of wild garden, in our little creative home, I have a great team of five fantastic folks. They provide about 85 hours per week to help me get out of bed, do hygiene, eat, get back to bed and various activities of independent living that allow me to live in our community with my amazing wife, Debra. My workers all say they love this job. But one is leaving for a full time position:...

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Your Vision for Thanking Leaders Under 30: How Should We Nominate Youth for Awards?

Posted by on February 19, 2018 in Peer Support | Comments Off on Your Vision for Thanking Leaders Under 30: How Should We Nominate Youth for Awards?

Let us thank young people for their leadership, vision, creativity and for just putting up with the bullshit that is piling up all around us! Yes, we should give everyone an award, just for existing! But where do we start? I agree with the philosophy shared by many and credited to the Iroquois Confederacy: think ahead seven generations. How about we start with folks under 30, the ones we in the counterculture are supposed to trust. I figure that seven generations from now would be a few years after the turn of the century, 2200. That might...

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Happy Groundhog Day! Friday, Feb 2, 2018, Win Human Rights in Mental Health!

Posted by on January 29, 2018 in Peer Support | Comments Off on Happy Groundhog Day! Friday, Feb 2, 2018, Win Human Rights in Mental Health!

Especially for those of you who live in Eugene, this Friday you are invited to join us at the LILA Peer Support Club, free. We will build MindFreedom Oregon and then have fun on the stage with folk singer David Rogers and others. Here is more info, and you can download this flyer: 2018-02-02-mf-oregon Facebook event here. Text: HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY! Win Human Rights & Humane Alternatives in the Mental Health System in Lane County! Where: Cuckoo’s Nest Stage LILA Peer Support Club 990 Oak St, Eugene (NW corner 8th & Oak) Date:...

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Documentary on Involuntary Mental Health Has Interview with Me: Free Showing in Eugene 1/30/2018

Posted by on January 29, 2018 in Peer Support | Comments Off on Documentary on Involuntary Mental Health Has Interview with Me: Free Showing in Eugene 1/30/2018

I’ll go to free showing tomorrow of new documentary about controversy of involuntary mental healthcare. Movie is appropriately called “Crazy” and appropriately I am one of those interviewed in the flick. If you are in Eugene Tues 1/30, more info about the 5:30 showing is here on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1078812778925476/ Here is a PDF of the flyer: crazy-eugene-20180130-flyer (1) Please note that you can help prep for the showing and chat with me after 4 pm tomorrow. See...

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Eugene Men Who Survived Sexual Assault Now Have Free Weekly Support Meetup

Posted by on January 17, 2018 in Alternatives, Mental Health, Peer Support | Comments Off on Eugene Men Who Survived Sexual Assault Now Have Free Weekly Support Meetup

Thankfully, the USA culture is discussing more than ever the hidden oppression of sexual assault against women. However, men who have had their lives disrupted by unwanted or abusive sexual experiences might not have felt the same level of support or not known where to turn. A local respected nonprofit here in Eugene, Oregon, Sexual Assault Support Services, has mainly worked with female survivors, but they have a resource for male survivors. Many group meetings for counseling have a formal expectation for attending, but this meetup is more...

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Wow, it has been 5 years since I broke my neck… time to party!

Posted by on November 29, 2017 in Peer Support | 1 comment

Download a pdf flyer of the below here: 12-1-2017-mf-oregon.4 You are invited to a free celebration by David Oaks: “It’s Been 5 Years Since My Accident!” Where: Cuckoo’s Nest Stage LILA Peer Support Club 990 Oak St, Eugene (NW corner 8th & Oak) Date: Friday, Dec 1, 2017 Time: Starts at 3 pm  Who? Confirmed: David Rogers, folk singer. Howard Falk, stand-up comedian. Sarah Smith, MindFreedom International. Chrissy Peirsol & David Oaks, revolutionary psychiatric survivor activists. Libbie Rascon, Office of Consumer Activities....

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Celebrate a Victory! Kesey Square is now officially Kesey Square in Eugene, Oregon.

Posted by on November 1, 2017 in Activism, Mental Health, Peer Support | Comments Off on Celebrate a Victory! Kesey Square is now officially Kesey Square in Eugene, Oregon.

This Friday, November 3, 2017 at 3 pm we have a special free event planned, especially if you are in or near Eugene, Oregon. Celebrate the fact that the City Council has officially proclaimed that the center square in our city is Kesey Square, named after a wonderful writer and friend of our movement, Ken Kesey (1935-2001). Here is the PDF flyer: new_2017-11-3-cuckoo Below is the text from this PDF: You are invited to a free celebration of Kesey Square is now officially Kesey Square! Where : Cuckoo’s Nest Stage LILA Peer Support Club 990...

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Rise of Involuntary Mental Health in Key US Agency: What is Your Resistance Strategy?

Posted by on September 19, 2017 in Activism, Mental Health, Peer Support | Comments Off on Rise of Involuntary Mental Health in Key US Agency: What is Your Resistance Strategy?

Update: 10/5/2017 Rep. Murphy has quit Congress effective 10/21. Many advocates for human rights in the US mental health system already know this sad fact: The main US government agency that addresses mental health is increasingly under the influence of a special interest group, founded by extremist psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey. This group, Treatment Advocate Center, promotes court-ordered involuntary outpatient mental health treatment, even if the client lives outside of a psychiatric institution. However, even after working for decades for...

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Hurricane Harvey, Trump, USA Mental Health: We Are All Mad, 100%!

Posted by on August 30, 2017 in Activism, Commentary, Environment, Mental Health, Normalgeddon | 2 comments

Dear Year 2192 & Year 2017: Can our two years talk? Let’s use our imaginations. The Iroquois Native Americans wisely advised us all to think ahead seven generations. As Hurricane Harvey attacks the Houston area in this year 2017, seven generations ahead (each generation is now about 25 years) would be the year 2192. Wow, you in the year 2192, that is the 700th anniversary of the invasion of this continent by us Europeans. I hope someone is there to read this message? Perhaps if we here in the year 2017 are effective and ignite a...

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New Game: What Are Your Four Truths (#4Truths) That You Feel Could Save the Planet?

Posted by on August 25, 2017 in Commentary, Environment, Normalgeddon, Peer Support | 1 comment

Over the years I have created a number of games that I mostly play in my own head. One of these has actually caught on a bit with some of my homecare workers: When you hear anyone, such as on the radio, say the word “normal” you howl. That is it. You can play! On the right we made a party for watching the 2017 eclipse. My brother Tony chose the soundtrack. Personally my current game that I play in my own head is named “4Truths.” All you need to do is provide four of your truths that you feel that if the world knew, it...

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