Elvia Knoll and Ken Braiterman: Two Workaholics Discuss Workaholism

Workaholism is unsustainable, the authors agree

I haven’t figured out how to be an advocate, and do this work, without burning out every few months. In a very good article by Ken Braiterman about strength-based recovery and peer support, he mentioned his workaholism.

What hit a chord for me was when he said that, earlier in his life, “my life was my work, and my work was my job.”

I am like that. Everything runs together like a big clump of things that intertwine. I don’t have a good work schedule sometimes, and then i feel like

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By Elvia Knoll – My Most Needed Mental Health System Reforms

Access to fresh. organic food is a needed mental health system reform.

These are some of my opinions about what should happen in Mental Health Reform NOW…. and what I’m trying to get our group to have an impact on. These are broad sweeping statements focused on the overall objective and outcome- they are ambitious and they will require community involvement and organization.WHOLE BODY HEALTH & HEALING:

1. MEDICATION TRUTHFULNESS as a partial, transitional solution, rather than as the sole focus of treatment.

a. MEDICATION FREEDOM. the right of individuals to choose to take or not take medications- and

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