Category Archives: Psychosis

Cost of Not Caring: Nowhere to Go

Cost of Not CaringCost of Not Caring: Nowhere to Go

More than half a million Americans with serious mental illness are falling through the cracks of a system in tatters, a USA TODAY special report shows. Continue reading

Shame- The Atlantic Monthly

Scarlet LetterShame- The Atlantic Monthly

I came across this article on shame by Robert Karen in the bibliography of a presentation on narcissistic wounding and the part it plays in addiction. In his article, Karen includes the historical and social aspects of shame as well as the individual experience. He draws a distinction between “normal” and “pathological” shame.  “Pathological shame is an irrational sense of defectiveness, a feeling not of having crossed the boundary but of having been born there.”

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