Love Doesn’t Set Targets

  One of the delusions of the STEM-only mindset is that everything must have a target, measurable goal or quantifiable number. It is the attraction of simple binary opposition (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_opposition) that gets seduced by this language and ideology. The silly question ‘how many deaths do you want today?’ is rarely called out as a silly …

Mental Health and Zero Harm

  The foundation principle of pastoral care required in meeting people with mental health is tolerance. The principle of ‘there but for the grace of god go i’ is a critical disposition when engaging with people who are unwell. The last thing anyone with a mental health concern needs to hear is nonsense language of …

Can What You Believe Make You Well or Sick?

  This is the question Sternberg explores at Chapter 11 in The Balance Within, The Science Connecting Health and Emotions (2001). Sternberg’s work traces the history of connecting the human body with emotions and the way in which all emotions are integrated into the physicality of being human. This is what Fuchs calls Interaffectivity (http://www.fupress.net/index.php/pam/article/view/20119 …

Models of Sensemaking and Suicide (and their challenges)

Note: the following paper explores concepts and ideas associated with Suicide. If this topic triggers distress, it may not be for you. If this paper does cause concern, within Australia you can contact Lifeline on 131114, or for outside of Australia, a list of support hotlines is listed HERE. The longing to make sense of …

Mental Health and the Safety Habitus

Mental Health and the Safety Habitus How is the safety industry equipped to tackle the challenges of mental health? What assumptions about personhood and ‘mind’ dominate the safety sector? Do these assumptions help or hinder an holistic approach to tackling mental health at work? These questions ought to be of great concern to anyone in …