My name is Aaron Bellve. I came from a small town and moved to a larger small town which likes to think of itself as a city. I identify with the true black sheep boys and girls and I don’t believe ugly ducklings have any obligation to become swans–or anything other than ugly ducks, for that matter.
I see our collective abandonment and frequent abuses of people labeled mentally ill as a social disease far more harmful than the perceived mental illness, creating a disposable class. I am active in a movement to bring to an end the era of forced and coerced psychiatry and to bring human rights into the mental health field, where they have somehow been allowed to remain absent since its inception. I am addressing the fact that millions have been imprisoned in institutions, forced to take drugs and undergo electroshock to quell everything from everyday sadness to radical thought — all on the basis of an unfounded theory of biological mental illness that changes as convenience and profit dictate.
I intend to use this sits to address these issues, to consolidate found news and information that is not readily available in other venues, and to make people aware of relevant actions I am taking and opportunities for them to do the same. There is no shortage of opportunities from simply vocalizing views, to organizing, informing, working in existing systems and creating and destroying systems as needed.
Sometimes I post art.