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Life, Love, Literacy: Quick Freebie: Historical Fiction: Holocaust Parent Letter

Life, Love, Literacy: Quick Freebie: Historical Fiction: Holocaust Parent Letter

Six kids. One fate.They didn't want to be on the boat in the first place. They were sent there as a character-building experience. But no...

Six kids. One fate.They didn't want to be on the boat in the first place. They were sent there as a character-building experience. But no...

Show Me a Story: Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators

Show Me a Story: Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators

Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity A more detailed exploration of stigma has proposed a four stage process (3), all elements of which need to be present for someone to be stigmatized:  1. Labelling: the person is put into a category (e.g. ‘mental patient’ or ‘psychotic’) on the basis of a distinguishing characteristic.  2. Stereotyping: an automatic (some might say lazy) process whereby the label is instantly assumed to signify negative attributes.  3. Separation: the…

Stigma and mental health problems: why psychiatric professionals are the main culprits

Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity A more detailed exploration of stigma has proposed a four stage process (3), all elements of which need to be present for someone to be stigmatized: 1. Labelling: the person is put into a category (e.g. ‘mental patient’ or ‘psychotic’) on the basis of a distinguishing characteristic. 2. Stereotyping: an automatic (some might say lazy) process whereby the label is instantly assumed to signify negative attributes. 3. Separation: the…

a must-read, even if you don't think you like westerns

a must-read, even if you don't think you like westerns

And he is just as vital about the sensations of his later years, the dismal sense of being burdened by the Old Him's 16-ton legacy. "It was like carrying a package of heavy rotting meat," he writes about his most celebrated songs. "I couldn't understand where they came from." In this memoir he convincingly roams from the height of promise to being "a fictitious head of state from a place nobody knows," stuck in "the bottomless pit of cultural oblivion."

And he is just as vital about the sensations of his later years, the dismal sense of being burdened by the Old Him's 16-ton legacy. "It was like carrying a package of heavy rotting meat," he writes about his most celebrated songs. "I couldn't understand where they came from." In this memoir he convincingly roams from the height of promise to being "a fictitious head of state from a place nobody knows," stuck in "the bottomless pit of cultural oblivion."

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