Leading questions and setting the stage for someone to question their sanity

“What time is it right now?  What day of the week or month?”  When asked these questions, most minds move to the familiar: cell phone, wristwatch, wall and desk calendars, etc.   206 more words

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Please Pardon My Tired Appearance

“Please pardon my tired appearance, I have not been getting much sleep.”  While I’ve lived with ‘roommates,’ it has never been someone who was actually in my own room (I skipped the college dorm phase).   377 more words

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A gross miscarriage of justice

Allow me to describe the ‘Kangaroo Court’ process that I went through at Desert Vista in detail, because this was the most disappointing aspect of the experience for me. 717 more words

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Defining Insanity

So these were originally compiled as a form of legal defense for my ‘day in court.’  I did not realize how punctuated that day would be, so I decided to instead present these arguments more in a philosophical light here- my verdict is in, and I am complying appropriately, but there are plenty others that I met ‘on the inside’ and could see simply from the nature of the system itself, that would get stuck in it, for a variety of reasons.   547 more words

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Regarding "Comparative Insight/Reality"

I wrote this after having to resist a hard sell to take my meds (prior to having a Court Order requiring me to, mind you).   929 more words

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Little White Lies and Paranoia

I have reason to believe that there is a strong connection between what our society would call “Little White Lies” and paranoia.  I realized this in a psych hospital, where I began in a state of mania, pure and simple- almost certainly brought on by lack of sleep and (legal) drug use.   575 more words

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