Kendra’s Law Cannot Save Lives Until the Fallacy of So-Called Mental Illness is Done Away With

In 1999 Kendra Webdale was pushed into the path of an oncoming N train at the 23rd Street station in New York City. This tragedy led to passage of Kendra's Law.On January 15, 2021 - it happened again. What did society learn from the horror that happened 23 years ago? Nothing, absolutely nothing. The general public cannot learn, because … Continue reading Kendra’s Law Cannot Save Lives Until the Fallacy of So-Called Mental Illness is Done Away With

Stepping Up Initiative’s Failed Mission in Allegheny County, PA

Stepping Up (CSG - Council of State Governments, Justice Center) proclaims its mission to be reducing the number of people with so-called mental illness in America's jails. The incarcerated population in Allegheny County Jail disproportionately suffers from "psychiatric disabilities". According to a 2019 report from a university in the area, roughly 75% of the jail … Continue reading Stepping Up Initiative’s Failed Mission in Allegheny County, PA

Criminal Adjudication System Needs to Hold the Medical System Accountable.

This Deputy Did Just That! Deputy Threatens To Arrest Hospital Worker On this website, on the page titled "Criminalization of "Mental Illness", What Does This Mean? we assert that the CJS (Criminal Justice System) needs to find ways to hold the "mental health" system accountable. On the home page we also charge the CJS with … Continue reading Criminal Adjudication System Needs to Hold the Medical System Accountable.

Guilty But Autistic

The title is definitely meant to be provocative. This blog post was inspired by an initiative of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Department of Human Services to increase awareness about the challenges of people diagnosed with autism that become justice-involved. Autism and the Courts | Learn | Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania (pacourts.us) Medical … Continue reading Guilty But Autistic

Medicine should have abandoned the construct of “Primary Psychiatric” a long time ago.

Article: Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Major Neurocognitive Disorders as a Model for Understanding Neuroanatomic Dysfunction in Primary Psychiatric Disorders Advances in neuropsychiatry are increasing ourunderstanding of brain-behavior relationships. With thisknowledge, the classification of illnesses as psychiatric and neurologic appears increasingly out –datedjscimedcentral.com

Dead Woman Walking – Locked Inside of “Psychosis”

This is a reposting of a previously published blog post on this site.  Psychosis is now inside quibble quotes.  Psychiatric as a root word and the adjectival form of psychosis have been edited. Detachment from reality could just as well be used to describe a psychological state of mind that could apply to anyone, so this … Continue reading Dead Woman Walking – Locked Inside of “Psychosis”

Serious Brain Function Illnesses Not Just Extremes of Typical Human Personality Traits – article: Johns Hopkins Medicine

DJP applauds the title of this linked-to article, although this site began putting the term "Schizophrenia" inside quibble quotes quite some time ago.  The matter of RDoC vs the DSM, however, as a framework for the NIMH's research programs may be much more nuanced and complex than this article suggests.  One criticism of the DSM … Continue reading Serious Brain Function Illnesses Not Just Extremes of Typical Human Personality Traits – article: Johns Hopkins Medicine