addressing the system of mental un-health

In one of my previous jobs, I had frequented psychiatric wards, high-level group homes, and institutional settings that housed the people on the fringes of our society. Many of these souls had lost their voice to a system that saw them as nothing but numbers and diagnoses in a system largely devoid of grace. The … Continue Reading

Changing the Language of Mental Health

Outcast. Bi-Polar. Crazy. Schizo. Anti-social. Disabled. Broken. Delusional. Words. How powerful. And equally sinister. It’s no wonder that we call the act of constructing words SPELL-ing. Language is truly a spell – an incantation that controls virtually every aspect of life, from media to politics to everyday interactions. The world of mental health is no … Continue Reading

The Final Limit of Self-Discovery (Hello, Weird World)

There are the times when every fiber of my being is challenged beyond its normal container, stretched and emaciated like the clear yyut  candy I used to enjoy as a kid during my month-long trips to the outskirts of Seoul. In those moments we may revel as two people join hands and dive into their co-created … Continue Reading

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