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Jim Flannery

I started my blog as a means to develop my seemingly rapid and disconnected thoughts into a communicable, organized form. I also find writing is a useful exercise for building emotional resilience in sharing these thoughts with the public. I find it frightening to be so exposed, yet also exciting to see what kind of response I get from people. Plus, it’s revealing to look backward to reflect on what topics I’ve written about over time as my story unfolds.


Jim Flannery

My speech from the American Psychiatric Association Protest

By jimflannery | June 5, 2018

To watch all the speeches from the APA protest, visit ProtestAPA.com. For details on my feelings about the protest, you can watch my two previous videos: – What I Wish You Knew About Mental Health – Why I’m Protesting the American Psychiatric Association My Speech from the APA Protest When I was trying to plan…

2018 American Psychiatric Association Virtual COUNTER-Conference

By jimflannery | May 26, 2018

2018 Virtual Counter-Conference of the American Psychiatric Association Opposing force, coercion, and lies in psychiatry. I am a firm believer in scientific research and am no stranger to involuntary psychiatric treatment. I strongly oppose the psychiatric system and its use of lies, force, and coercion. As part of the 2018 APA Worldwide Protest, I organized…

Why I’m Protesting the American Psychiatric Association #protestAPA2018

By jimflannery | April 18, 2018

**Join me in protesting the American Psychiatric Association on May 6, 2018 in New York City** via our Facebook Group Thanks to Bigg Stuggz at Trainwreck Audio for the music. This is a follow-up to my previous video titled: “What I Wish You Knew About Mental Health.”   Some people wonder, why would you protest the…

What I Wish You Knew About Mental Health

By jimflannery | April 14, 2018

**Join me in protesting the American Psychiatric Association on May 6, 2018 in New York City via our ** Facebook Group Music by Bigg Stuggz at Trainwreck Audio   Psychiatric “Treatment” is Horrible I wish you knew that psychiatric treatment is fucking torture.  In fact, the World Health Organization and United Nations have condemned it…

School Sucks so Start Your Own: live workshop and interview

By jimflannery | April 1, 2018

As some may know, I recently started writing a book titled “School Sucks so Start Your Own.”  The book describes how young people can take their educational destiny into their own hands by starting their own self-directed learning communities in their areas. In the fall and spring, I ran workshops at libraries and other venues…

Decided to write something while I’m depressed

By jimflannery | December 30, 2017

This was originally written on December 30, 2016.  I set a fuse on it to publish exactly one year later to avoid the discomfort of publishing this kind of article in real-time. They say many of the great writers produced their best work while they were depressed.  I’d look up who those people are but…

To my younger self: Speaking Out

By jimflannery | December 26, 2017

Thought this might be useful to anyone interested in getting involved in activism… Part 1: Part 2: Part 3:

The Government is Trying to Plant a Chip in My Brain: An Autopsy of a Startup

By jimflannery | December 9, 2017

The U.S. government just took its first step toward forcing microchips into people.  Naturally, they are doing it for your own protection. To be more specific, two weeks ago, the FDA approved a new drug for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia which includes a digital sensor that allows health care providers (and government) to track whether…

My appearence on “For the Love of Learning Show” discussing Creating Community for Unschoolers

By jimflannery | October 26, 2017

This week I appeared on the webshow “For the Love of Learning” as part of a panel of guests discussing Creating Community for Unschoolers.  It was an honor to be invited to join such an accomplished group of people, admittedly I felt a bit under-accomplished.  I don’t know that I did a very good job…

To my younger self: Regarding Addiction

By jimflannery | October 25, 2017

I thought maybe this would be useful to anyone struggling with addiction… Part 1: Part 2: Part 3:

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