'Jesus sends out the Twelve' Matthew 10 in Bible Gateway
“Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. ..." https://t.co/6P4IU3qhsh— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) January 3, 2019
"... 39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. .."— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) January 3, 2019
radical discipleship, right enough!
I was thinking of the "sword" verse in relation to Psychiatry, how it can separate families, from themselves as well as from society. https://t.co/cPm7luQee8
I'm thinking of my family, 8 of us engaging with Psychiatry through 3 generations & the cost of it, driving a sword through relationships; losing jobs & income because of it; discrimination; "mental illness" used as a weapon or reason to discriminate, to wound, treat badly https://t.co/KoPkFSUThc— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) January 3, 2019
stigma, stain, marking out a person as "less than" https://t.co/xU4RGYoKQF— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) January 3, 2019
'The other side of the fence: Iatrogenic stigma.' in Hole Ousia
"Underlying all forms of discrimination, including psychiatric stigmatisation, is an exaggerated attribution of ‘other-ness’ to certain individuals or groups. There is an assumption (made by the discriminator) of the existence of fundamental differences between themselves and ‘the other’.
The diagnostic lens, which brings part, but never the whole, into sharp focus, is a stigmatiser in itself. It can lead to a situation where the doctor (and the wider world) may cease to see the whole person, and be easily distracted from what else is going on outside any label. Whilst our profession has made great efforts to tackle stigma, a study by Lauber and colleagues found that nearly three quarters of relevant publications report that beliefs of mental health providers do not differ from those of the population, or are even more negative. This would seem to contradict the belief that mental health providers (including psychiatrists) should have more favourable attitudes due to professionals’ knowledge about mental disorders and their daily contact with those suffering from them. They concluded: “Our findings indicate that, while mental health providers are well informed about mental illness, they nevertheless do not always hold positive opinions about the conditions and the people they treat.” Here we may have a seemingly insoluble problem, as classifications of ‘disorders’ immediately labels a person into a category of ‘otherness.’ Those defining the ‘otherness’ must take care that this is not used to reinforce their own power: for one group to have more, another must have less."