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“You’re Faking It!” Family Scapegoats When Injured or Sick

“You’re Faking It!” Family Scapegoats When Injured or Sick

In this week’s post I explore the potentially deadly nature of what I term Family Scapegoat Abuse (FSA) via sharing stories of adults identifying as family scapegoats who became injured or ill and had their injury or illness minimized or denied by
Does Toxic Masculinity Really Exist?

Does Toxic Masculinity Really Exist?

Toxic masculinity, as a social phenomenon, makes sense. Let me explain. When ideologies about gender-based rules by which people live by – the practices themselves crystallize into anticipated stereotypes. But,...
Why Police Officers Are Dying by Suicide

Why Police Officers Are Dying by Suicide

Police officers are at a higher risk of suicide than most other profession. I wish the statistics were wrong but they are not. Although some police services are mandating bi-yearly...
Today I Love The Point Of No Return

Today I Love The Point Of No Return

Today I love the point of no return where we step into the void known as the future and willingly invest our faith and our hopes in our abilities and those of the people we have enlisted to make our home more ours,...

Casey and the “House People”

In my article Time Out of Mind (Toronto, Ellen L. K. (2009).  Time Out of Mind: Dissociation in the Virtual World. Psychoanalytic Psychology.  26 (2) 117-133) I also present the case of a young woman who has cordoned off her own terrifying experiences by creating a collection of “actors”...

Bipolar Disorder On The Page

When I was newly diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I was a bit shell shocked. There I was, coming out of a suicide attempt and psych ward and moving in with my parents at twenty-seven with a new label : bipolar disorder....
Want to Live Longer? Go to College

Want to Live Longer? Go to College

A new study has found that education is the best predictor for a longer life. Researchers note that life expectancy in the United States has been in decline for the...