A Blog Site

With POSTS written to distill and make understandable complex problems in ways healthcare often fails to practice to support public health and social well-being.


Posts more focused on research and evidence– taking apart and examining the evidence offered for the Way Things Are, asking if it holds up to scrutiny, if it’s valid versus made-up.


Go to sources of primary research, reviews, resources.  To information, science, understanding – the means to critique and dismantle as needed the official versions, to take the power and cultural capital back.

This work is driven by ideals:
the collective good
social justice

The content formed by perspectives:

Training as a research scientist, publication in biology and mental health
Published critical analyses of research design and interpretation
A decade or so of an insider’s view of mental health and healthcare systems

Use this site to join together and to take the power back for collective, socially-constructed meaning and truth and exposing what lies beneath accepted “knowledge”





Research – critically analyzed, understood, and placed in context – is our friend, a powerful tool for social justice and the collective good.





– beneath the fabricated appearance of truth made up to serve the interests of those with the cultural capital to create that appearance.

Once publicly named a “hippie scientist” in a community environmental dispute, Clark Miller is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and substance use expert with training and degrees in clinical social work, philosophy, and research ecology. He is originally trained as a research scientist in biology and is published (peer review) in the fields of ecology and mental health including original research and critical analyses of research design, methodology, and interpretation. He lives on the Oregon Coast.






“Crisis is a necessary condition for a questioning of doxa, but is not in itself a sufficient condition for the production of a critical discourse.”

Pierre Bourdieu

– Outline of a Theory of Practice (1972)