He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he gaze long into the abyss... only to find his own reflection.

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"In the '80s, Bollas coined the term "unthought known" to describe experiences which may somehow be known to an individual, but that they're unable to think about. Mental breakdowns can fall into the category of the unthought known: someone with schizophrenia may, for instance, experience a breakdown, but may not have the ability to fully comprehend and analyze the memory of it."

I coined the term "unknown fear" as that is what PTSD instilled in me — horrible fear with no known source or reason. PTSD and many other brain traumas — whether physical, biological, genetic, or "drilled into a child's head by sick people" — causes that kind of fear. "Causes." True. More later...

There is much more to this book.

"We live in a world where people with schizophrenia are heavily medicated, dehumanized, and incarcerated. If we refuse to understand the disease, we will continue to stigmatize those diagnosed with it."


Writing Down the Pain
I'd like just once to fall asleep feeling good about myself. Just once. Drunken stupors do not count.