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So being raped can change your whole sense of identity as a man

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-25/men-sexual-assault-and-the-metoo-conversation/9465022?pfmredir=sm Gary Foster, the founder and manager of Living Well, a support service for male survivors of rape and sexual assault, says this has a lot to do with the socialisation of men. "For males, the idea is that you're supposed to be strong, stoic, self-reliant, able to take care of yourself,

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Apps: supporting long-term adherence to medication

https://www.epmmagazine.com/news/smartphone-apps-could-help-solve-medication-adherence/ In cases of chronic diseases, long-term adherence to medication can be vital for successful treatment. However, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that only half of patients suffering from chronic diseases in developed countries adhere to treatment regimes. This figure is lower for developing countries. As a result there has been

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Canada: peer support needs training and lived experience

https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/05/08/lived-experience-is-important-but-not-sufficient-in-mental-health-and-substance-use-support-say-experts.html Almost all of those employees have lived experience with mental health issues. And they have all been given training, said Anderson, that both encourages them to draw on their histories as a resource, and respects the challenges lived experience can present in the workplace. “It isn’t just about inviting people’s lived

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Peer support via app

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-05-facebook-app-opportunity-unpaid-alzheimer.html The study, "Friendsourcing Peer Support for Alzheimer's Caregivers Using Facebook Social Media," states that there is a significant opportunity to help improve caregiver stress, burden and support through online peer support interventions. The app was developed as part of an investigation of a peer support group intervention in which emotional and

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Facebook groups exploiting addiction to sell services

https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/21/17370066/facebook-addiction-support-groups-rehab-patient-brokering Laurie Couch first joined the Affected by Addiction Support Group, a closed Facebook group with 70,000 members, she felt a sense of belonging. Here were people who understood her struggle to care for a son addicted to drugs, and they were there to support her, any time of the day

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Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Justice on Domestic and Sexual Violence Issues

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1805/S00229/stepping-up-to-help-survivors-of-sexual-abuse.htm Thursday, 17 May 2018, 2:17 pm Press Release: New Zealand Government Hon Iain Lees-Galloway Minister for ACC Jan Logie Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Justice on Domestic and Sexual Violence Issues 17 May 2018 Stepping up to help survivors of sexual abuse Survivors of sexual abuse will receive much-needed support with increased funding for sexual abuse assessment

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Sexually assaulted during a massage

https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/what-you-need-to-know-about-massage-sexual-assaults-after-ali-vincents-experience-194829696.html Ali Vincent, winner of The Biggest Loser in 2008, recently shared, in a very personal interview, the trigger behind her subsequent weight gain: the trauma she experienced after being sexually assaulted during a massage. “I was getting a massage and I fell asleep, which I often do with massages,” she recalled,

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