Update: Sorry to say, but the blog this post referred to has been dismantled.  It was great, though.

http://thememoryartist.wordpress.com/2008/04/12/standing-up/

Thanks to Alison Hymes at the Charlottesville Prejudice Watch for featuring this amazing artist and her blog.

The memory artist writes about her experiences in psychiatric facilities where torture is the best name for what they called “treatment.”

There are healthy, holistic approaches to helping those with what is termed mental illness. Sometimes mental illness is really spiritual illness. Sometimes, it’s nutritional and environmental. Sometimes, it’s trauma.

Let’s be gentle, patient, and understanding with each other.

Namasté  ♥

Peacock & Paisley