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David Hilton, Part 1: Warrior, Leader, Mentor, Friend
Mental Health

David Hilton, Part 1: Warrior, Leader, Mentor, Friend

Anger alone is a self-defeating, unsustainable motive for a lifelong commitment to social change.This is how David Hilton (1953-2003) inspired me to change the system, and how I combined his inspiration with my own personal qualities to sustain a lifetime of activism.

David Hilton, Part 2: Good Anger, Bad Rage
Mental Health

David Hilton, Part 2: Good Anger, Bad Rage

When facts and experience contradict an ideology, rational people question their ideology. Ideologues deny the facts and cling to their ideology. David Hilton’s life and death fit no neat ideology.

Personal Transformation and System Change
Mental Health

Personal Transformation and System Change

I had life-threatening mental illness, got well, and stayed well. Here’s how I did it, and how we can turn our mental health system into one that helps people get well, instead of keeping them sick, hopeless, and dependent all their lives.

Survivings Suicidal Sieges and Despair
Mental Health

Survivings Suicidal Sieges and Despair

Suicidal feelings, and strong impulses to attempt, always pass if you live long enough. So do whatever helps you postpone the attempt. Here are some suggestions that work for others.