These are potential essay questions or discussion points for people working in mental health and deafness. None of them are things I have concluded, but they are all things I reckon I would conclude if I thought about them enough...

1) The more severe the mental illness, the more interpreters do more harm than good. Discuss.

2a) Why do we believe a psychotic deaf person who says he hears voices, yet we don't believe the same person when they say they are followed in the street?

2b) Why do we believe the self-report of clients who sometimes cannot reliably report what they had for breakfast that day?

3) SSE is an affront to deaf people and should never be used except for teaching English.
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