Apart from taking medication, Helena makes sure that she socialises and is around positive people. She’s joined a hearing voices network and a regional consumer network and recommends others look for support from their local mental health groups. Doing things she enjoys and interests her also helps. “I think ifContinue Reading

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/69794236/mental-illness-discrimination-common-in-new-zealand The Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) looks at New Zealanders’ attitudes to a range of health topics, including mental illness. In 2014, it asked respondents about their attitudes to people experiencing mental illness, using the scenario of the opening of a community mental health centre in their neighbourhood. TheyContinue Reading

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/10/us/emotional-recovery-seen-possible-in-cleveland-case.html “We know that resilience exists and that recovery is possible,” said Dr. Judith A. Cohen, medical director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. “For people who believe that it’s inevitable that a horrific experience like this would leave lastingContinue Reading