https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/10/20/daniel-the-emotional-support-duck-takes-his-first-plane-ride-soars-in-popularity/ The duck’s human introduced him to their fellow, now-amused passengers: This was Daniel Turducken Stinkerbutt, or Daniel for short. He is a 4 1/2-year-old Indian Runner duck and is her emotional support animal, she explained. “I heard a few maybe semi-critical mutterings, like, ‘Now I’ve seen everything,’ ” EssigContinue Reading

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 receivedContinue Reading

http://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2018-02-27/how-social-media-is-connecting-people-living-with-illness/9484574 The 25-year-old Brisbane nurse is one of thousands of Australians living with an illness who turns to social media to connect with others who understand her plight. “Closed” or “secret” Facebook groups allow people connect privately with others who might be going through a similar experience. The groups oftenContinue Reading

Call David Passell 09 889 2553 or email manager@betterblokes.org.nz to discuss full set of guidelines. Peer Support Group Guidelines ….The guidelines of the group are as follows: • No comment to another man’s sharing… • The support group is not an “open group”… • Confidentiality must be maintained… • AlcoholContinue Reading

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/does-alcoholics-anonymous-work/ Most studies evaluating the efficacy of AA are not definitive; for the most part, they associate the duration of participation with success in quitting drinking but do not show that the program caused that outcome. Some of the problems stem from the nature of AA—for example, the fact thatContinue Reading

One2One peer support meetings are between a man who has experienced childhood sexual trauma and an experienced, trained peer support facilitator. It is a scheduled meeting, rather than casual, that occurs every two to four weeks and continues until the man chooses to end it. One2One meetings are approximately ninetyContinue Reading

One2One peer support meetings are between a man who has experienced childhood sexual trauma and an experienced, trained peer support facilitator. It is a scheduled meeting, rather than casual, that occurs every two to four weeks and continues until the man chooses to end it. One2One meetings are approximately ninetyContinue Reading

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/10/20/daniel-the-emotional-support-duck-takes-his-first-plane-ride-soars-in-popularity/ The duck’s human introduced him to their fellow, now-amused passengers: This was Daniel Turducken Stinkerbutt, or Daniel for short. He is a 4 1/2-year-old Indian Runner duck and is her emotional support animal, she explained. “I heard a few maybe semi-critical mutterings, like, ‘Now I’ve seen everything,’ ” EssigContinue Reading