My colleagues and I often care for patients suffering from hallucinations, prophesying, and claiming to speak with God, among other symptoms—in mental health care, it’s sometimes very difficult to tell apart religious belief from mental illness…. Our conclusions frequently stem from the behaviors we see before us. Take an example of a man who walks into an emergency department, mumbling incoherently. He says he’s hearing voices in his head, but insists there’s nothing wrong with him. He hasn’t used any drugs or alcohol. If he were to be evaluated by mental health professionals, there’s a good chance he might be diagnosed with a psychotic disorder like schizophrenia. But what if that same man were deeply religious? What if his incomprehensible language was speaking in tongues?
A call for a week of informal settlement strike
UPDATE ON A MEETING HELD AT ABAHLALI BASEMJONDOLO WC OFFICE
THE MEETING THAT WAS HELD AT QQ SECTION, ABM WC OFFICES ON THE 11TH SEPTEMBER (SATURDAY) WHERE MORE THAN 15 INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS ATTENDED THE MEETING.
AND THE MEETING RESOLVED THAT
1. A MEMORANDUM MUST BE WRITTEN TO THE MINISTER OF HUMAN SETTLEMENT TOKYO SEXWALE .
Ø A MEMORUNDUM BE WRITTEN ALSO TO MEC FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS BONGINGOSI MADIKIZELA
Ø AND A LAST MEMORUNDUM BE WRITTEN TO CITY OF CAPE TOWN MAYOR DAN PLATO
2. IT WAS ALSO RESOLVED THAT A MASS RALLY MUST BE HELD AT VE INFORMAL SETTLEMENT ON THE 25TH SEPTEMBER 2010 AT 11:AM AS A BUILD UP ACTIVITY TOWARDS THE WEEK OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENT STRIKE
3. AND IT WAS ALSO RESOLVED THAT AFTER THE WEEK OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENT STRIKE A COLLECTIVE ACTION OR JOINT ACTION MUST BE IMPLEMENTED AND IT WAS AGREED THAT THE MUCH TO PARLAMENT MUST TAKE PLACE.
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