Thursday, March 23, 2017

Not Broken Biology: Getting Beyond the Disease Model Paradigm of 'Mental Illness'

Table of Contents


Part I: Why This Guide Is Being Written


Chapter 1-1: The Manual I Would Have Wanted for Me
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/03/chapter-1-maniacally-sane.html

Chapter 1-2: The 'GUTs' (Grand Unified Theory) of Conventional Behavioral Health
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/03/chapter-2-gutting-conventional.html

Chapter 1-3: Aren't You Just Quibbling with Language?
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/04/chapter-1-3-arent-you-just-quibbling.html


Part II:  A Defective Theory of Mental Defects


Chapter 2-1: Why The Disease Model of Mental Illness is (erhm...) Dying
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/03/chapter-1-defective-theories-of-mental.html

Chapter 2-2: Social Determinants of Behavioral Health
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/03/chapter-2-social-determinants-of.html

Chapter 2-3: The Real Dirt on Medical Model Outcomes
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/03/chapter-3-medical-model-outcomes.html

Chapter 2-4: Why Your Horoscope is as Valid as Your Disagnosis
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/03/chapter-4-horoscope-doctors.html

Chapter 2-5: Lived Experience of Medicine-Based Approaches
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/03/lived-experience-of-medicine-based.html

Chapter 2-6: Lived Experience of Other Conventional Responses
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/03/chapter-6-lived-experience-of-other.html


Part III: If It's Not a Disease, What Is It?

http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/03/part-ii-if-its-not-disease-what-is-it.html


Chapter 3-1: Life is Challenging - All By Itself
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/03/chapter-3-1-life-is-challenging-all-by.html

Chapter 3-2: Human Needs That We All Have
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/03/chapter-3-2-challenge-of-meeting-basic.html

Chapter 3-3: When People Make Bad Things Worse
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/03/chapter-3-3-when-people-make-bad-things.html

Chapter 3-4:  Discrimination, Bias, Prejudice: A Brief History of Social Othering
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/03/chapter-3-4-discrimination-bias.html

Chapter 3-5: Social and Institutional Betrayal
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/04/chapter-5-social-and-institutional.html

Chapter 3-6: Resulting Harms and Losses
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/04/chapter-3-6-resulting-harms-and-losses.html



Part IV: Not Broken Biology - The Normal Biology We Call 'Crazy'
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/04/part-iv-not-broken-biology-normal.html

Chapter 4-1: It Looks Like Bipolar and Acts Like Bipolar, But…
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/04/chapter-4-1-it-looks-like-bipolar-and.html

Chapter 4-2. Why It’s Not Bipolar
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/04/chapter-2-why-its-not-bipolar.html

Chapter 4-3. Why Normal Responses So Often Look 'Crazy'
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/04/chapter-4-3-why-normal-reactions-so.html


Chapter 4-4. Gearing Up for Survival: The Human Survival Response in a Nutshell
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/04/chapter-4-4-gearing-up-for-survival.html 


Chapter 4-5: Explaining So-Called ‘Mental Illness’
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/04/chapter-6-explaining-so-called-mental.html


Chapter 4-6:  Explaining Particular ‘Disorders’ and Symptoms
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/04/chapter-4-6-explaining-particular.html


Chapter 4-7: Why The Dis-Ease Keeps Getting Worse
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/04/chapter-4-7-why-dis-ease-keeps-getting.html


Chapter 4-8: Why ‘Mental Illness’ is a Vicious Cycle and a Catch-22
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/04/chapter-4-8-why-mental-illness-is.html


Part V: Where to Go From Here

(in progress)

Chapter 5-1: Why We Need a New ‘Recovery’
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/04/chapter-5-1-why-we-need-new-recovery.html

Chapter 5-2. Turning Off High-Stakes Reactivity
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/04/chapter-1-turning-off-high-stakes-system.html

Chapter 5-3: Putting the "Experts" in Their Place 
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/04/chapter-5-3-putting-experts-in-their.html

Chapter 5-4:  De-Coding the Messages of High Stakes Reactivity
http://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/2017/04/chapter-5-4-do-you-want-to-save-your.html

Chapter 5-5: Working With High Stakes Reactivity/ Common Problem, Common Solution


Chapter 5-6: Changing Your Relationship to High Stakes Reactivity


Chapter 5-7: When It’s Your Own High-Stakes Reactivity


Chapter 5-8: When Someone Else is in High Stakes Reactivity


Chapter 5-9: When You’re Both in High Stakes Reactivity


Part VI: Messages to the Behavioral Health System


Chapter 1: Rethinking Professional Roles 131
Chapter 2: Redefining ‘Ethical’ 132
Chapter 3: Why Mutual Regard Works 133
Chapter 4: Why Coercion, Force, & Confrontation Make Things Worse 134
Costing Us Our Conscience: The unbearably high price of conventional mental health 135


Part VII: Message to Lawyers, Lawmakers and Activists


Chapter 1: Moratorium on Diagnosis 139
Chapter 2: Consumer Protection 140
Chapter 3: Expert Witlesses 141
Chapter 4: Meaningful Research 142
Chapter 5: Experts by Experience 143
Chapter 6: Community Alternatives 144
Chapter 7: Minimum Standards for Community Health 145


Part VIII. Message to the Caring Public


Chapter 1:Why Psychiatric Labels Are More Deadly Than Guns 155
Chapter 2: Have You Noticed the Two Americas in Mental Health? 164
Chapter 3: The REAL Threat to Public Safety is Marginalization 167
Chapter 4: Bury My Heart At Wounded Psyche 175
Chapter 5: "I Am Proud to Be Maladjusted" - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 180
Chapter 6: Iatrogenic Advocates - Modern Guardians of "The Mentally Ill" 148
Chapter 7: Lived Experience Must Get A Fair Hearing 153




Appendix: 12 Steps for Everyone


Introduction: What is Peerly Human?
Chapter 1: Reality is the Problem 90
Chapter 2: Reality Suggests Some Possible Solutions 92
Chapter 3: Ready to Try Differently…? 99
Chapter 4: Who Am I, Really…? 100
Chapter 5: Finding People Who Make it Better Instead of Worse 111
Chapter 6: Sifting and Winnowing 112
Chapter 7: Getting to the Heart and Soul of the Matter 113
Chapter 8: Uncovering Our Tracks 114
Chapter 9: Recognition and Reconciliation 115
Chapter 10: Maintaining Integrity 116
Chapter 11: Rinse, Repeat 117
Chapter 12: Living Into the ‘Soul Force’ 118


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