Thursday, March 21, 2019
Supporting Men > Peer Support

Microsoft embraces empathy as a growth strategy

https://www.forbes.com/sites/caterinabulgarella/2018/12/04/learning-empathy-and-diversity-have-put-microsoft-on-a-path-of-unstoppable-growth/#563ff2da4d8f But learning is not only about acquiring new technical expertise, it’s also about listening to ourselves and others, and discovering the things we don’t know about those around us. The most profound learnings entail empathy. When we walk in the shoes of others and try to picture things the way they

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Rationale for peer support

https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/special-reports/revisiting-rationale-and-evidence-peer-support The rationale for peer support is neither new nor limited to psychiatry. Paid peer support has been around since the birth of the discipline in the late 18th century, with the hiring of recovered patients as staff identified as one of the most essential components of “moral treatment.”2 Harry Stack Sullivan

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Shery Mead on Intentional Peer Support

EM: Can you tell us a little about your own journey from “chronic patient” to mental health advocate? https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/rethinking-mental-health/201604/shery-mead-intentional-peer-support Shery Mead Becoming a chronic mental patient was an insidious process. I was so tired and so discouraged. In hospital settings, I got messages like you know you need to be here, it’s for

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Patients receiving peer counseling 34 percent less likely repeat admission

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-mental-crisis-peers/peer-support-tied-to-fewer-repeat-mental-health-hospitalizations-idUSKCN1M825V Adults who have been hospitalized for psychiatric problems may be less likely to be readmitted when they get support from other patients who went through similar experiences, a UK study suggests. Researchers followed 441 patients for one year after they were discharged from the hospital. All of them received personal recovery

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Residential Peer Support: Saving young men from their internet addiction

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jun/16/internet-addiction-gaming-restart-therapy-washington “There isn’t consistent criteria to measure this yet,” she says, nor is there agreement in psychiatry that one can be addicted to the internet. But Cash says research has “accumulated to the point where something called internet gaming disorder has made its way into the back section of the the

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