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I'm starting to feel, increasingly @JDaviesPhD that twitter psychologists not allies in human rights & substantive equality, but sharks who are actually guilty of what DX based med model proponents have been accusing them of: only seeking to supplant them as our new masters 1/
@JDaviesPhD I have **repeatedly** tried to say to you, & to @psychgeist52 and to @peterkinderman 3 people I had come to trust in as having honourable & reliable intentions that the continued reification of "mental health" and "intervention" philosophy runs contrary to human rights guidance2/
@JDaviesPhD @psychgeist52 @peterkinderman Rarely, do any of you *ever* respond & as yet *none* of you have ceased reification of mental health philosophy & intervention philosophy as top level discourse for where the psychology profession needs to go or how Psychosocial disability & crisis support sector needs to grow 3/
@JDaviesPhD @psychgeist52 @peterkinderman In its perspective, structure, ethos, language, philosophy & organisation to place an understanding & embrace of the rights based model of disability and the substantial social change we need to realise substantive equality at the centre.
Why? What's your agenda? 4/
@JDaviesPhD @psychgeist52 @peterkinderman I am getting deeply fed up with entitlement and exploitation in this sector.
I am not cattle for your farm @JDaviesPhD any more than for that of psychiatry.
I am a fellow community member fighting for a right to substantive Equality that has been denied for hundreds of years 5/
@JDaviesPhD @psychgeist52 @peterkinderman Contrary to Prejudice against my kind so deeply entrenched it is common belief, I am human, not a "dangerous animal" insensate to rules, norms, laws & needs of my fellow men and women who must "intervened" with to be "normal" and safe. I do not need "intervention" 6/
@JDaviesPhD @psychgeist52 @peterkinderman On the contrary, it is you who requires intervention. In the way you feel so entitled to continue this Prejudice against me or against others whom you do not understand.
Mental health is a philosophy, and a particularly predjudiced one at that 7/
@JDaviesPhD @psychgeist52 @peterkinderman Which situates those who society has long persecuted as being "in poor health" and needing to be "intervened with" by others who feel entitled to believe *their* mentality is healthy & sound. I beg to differ. Your mentality is neither healthy, nor sound. 8/
@JDaviesPhD @psychgeist52 @peterkinderman It is essentially rooted in eugenics, just as much as that of Psychiatry, only they are more honest about their eugenicist tendencies & directly refer to action of my genes. My genes are there, & relevant, irrespective of your denial, their evidence on that actually holds.9/
@JDaviesPhD @psychgeist52 @peterkinderman You claim to be against eugenics, yet seen incapable of considering that I'm not in "poor mental health" for being different to you, not in need of an "intervention" to render me the same as you. You seem comfortable in entitlement to believe in your own superiority 10/
@JDaviesPhD @psychgeist52 @peterkinderman I disagree. My capacity to externalise my imagination, and indeed my morality, to work through very difficult issues that mean so much time they can bring me to crisis is not poor health or a generic flaw. It is part of my character, which of course includes the things 11/
@JDaviesPhD @psychgeist52 @peterkinderman that promote expression of my genes in particular ways under particular circumstances. It is the visceral engagement of my emotions, my senses, my capacity for imagery & my need to resolve deep personal moral conundrums 12/
@JDaviesPhD @psychgeist52 @peterkinderman Far from making me "dangerous" it diverts any tendency towards serious harm into an imaginary realm where I have been able to explore the consequences of that temptation without actually causing other people harm 13/
@JDaviesPhD @psychgeist52 @peterkinderman While, the narrow minded hubris of the Prejudiced & the entitled have no concept of this, because they never asked. I am finding psychologists & other members of my communities who are happy to help me finally work through this and resolve the fragmentation *caused* 14/
@JDaviesPhD @psychgeist52 @peterkinderman By previous psychiatrists, psychologists and community members who refused me the right to make sense of my experience in the past. Causing immense harm to me and others as they persecuted, cajoled, manipulated, button pressed or hounded us out of our instincts 15/
@JDaviesPhD @psychgeist52 @peterkinderman To make natural sense of our natural experiences and responses,as human do, by persisting in shaping a predjudiced narrative that we were not human people exploring human things but "mentally unhealthy" people needing "intervention" 16/
@JDaviesPhD @psychgeist52 @peterkinderman I see the reprehensible benefits that persons who espouse such narratives gain, from behaving as they do.
What I fail to understand, is why some psychologists willing to listen & change their views & beliefs& others, who once claimed to be "allies" who now refuse to? 17/
@JDaviesPhD @psychgeist52 @peterkinderman I presume Psychiatry gives trouble because it's comes it's identity on dehumanisation & abnormalisation & doesn't want to give that up plus fears it can't compete in a world of human rights & substantive Equality.
So why do you, give trouble, James?
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