The DIM US framework

By Shaun @SGV_UK

I was feeling traumatised this morning and needed an outlet for my experiences. So I have created my alternative “Recovery in the Bin” framework that attempts to mirror the realities compared to the CHIME Framework for personal recovery. I call it the DIM US framework #RITB.


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CHIME Framework for personal recovery
Having good relationships and being connected to other people in positive ways.
Hope & Optimism
Having hope and optimism that recovery is possible and relationships that support this.
Regaining a positive sense of self and identity and overcoming stigma.
Living a meaningful and purposeful life, as defined by the person (not others)
Having control over life, focusing on strengths, and taking personal responsibility.

DIM US Framework for a “Recovery in the Bin”
The state of being deprived of a right or privilege.
Characterised by poor access to social programmes, no adjustments for a disability in employment, not being listened to by people in authority etc..
Impermanence & Faith
All things undergo change including life to death and powerful to powerless. Suffering is not permanent.
Characterised by a change in new leaders in authority, Change in ideologies, salvation in an afterlife etc..
A false statement of a material fact made by one party on another.
Characterised by the belief that one is lazy, of immoral character and commits social sins. E.g. Stigma
The state of being useful, profitable and beneficial.
Characterised by peoples values only measured by their economic utility. E.g. Someone is worthless because they do not work.
The action of bringing someone or something under domination or control. Characterised by removing or creating barriers to social programmes such as access to housing, income, health services or food to control an individual’s behaviour.

Neoliberal Mental Health Rating Scale

dial nlb

0-29: Totally inadequate life, which does not address the requirements of capitalism. Shows extensive understanding of how to be a productive worker but wilfully resists. Pervasive political engagement on the Left, including direct action. Rejects A-B marches (the only state-sanctioned form of quasi-protest). Has a bustcard tattooed on arm.

30-39: Mostly inadequate life which involves some mildly productive labour, but does not show much evidence of embracing capitalism or working towards improving economic productivity.

40-49: Poor life, which shows some evidence of economic productivity and understanding of what needs to be done, but lacks conscientiousness. Frequent A-B march attendee.

50-59: Satisfactory contribution to capitalism, showing an awareness of the need to make bosses rich and belief in the constructs of “meritocracy” and “social mobility”. However, shows some evidence of political engagement on the Left and dissent.

60-69: Good work, which treats capitalism with the respect it is due. However, still some mild political engagement, including attendance at A-B marches.

70-79: Excellent work, which displays exceptional contribution to bosses’ salaries including developing novel approaches to economic growth. No political engagement beyond laughing at socialist ideas expressed on BBC Question Time.

80-100: Outstanding economically productive work in virtually all areas of life. Married. Straight. Two children. Owns north London house. Donates to established neoliberal parties and corporate charities – in line for OBE for doing so. Has enabled multiple chief execs to buy yachts. Has a tech startup which will revolutionise mental health in corporate environments, seed capital for which came from remortgaging house. Vocal advocate of mindfulness in schools initiatives. Did a TED talk on helping others achieve their potential.

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