Tag: mental illness

Posted in Suicide

The cultural taboos of suicide and mental illness | John Nieuwenburg | TEDxStanleyPark

Suicide and mental illness are stigmatized and painful for everyone affected.

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Posted in Peer Support

With the right diagnosis, medication and peer support, I started to feel well.

After I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I struggled to relate to the therapeutic treatment on offer, so gave up on it. It was only…

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Posted in Psychiatry

One in six adults diagnosed with common mental disorder at some time in their lives

Mental illness is common, but can severely impact on people’s lives. The 2016/17 New Zealand Health Survey found that: One in six New Zealand adults…

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Posted in Peer Support

Sharing lived experience of mental illness offers ‘a different kind of hope’

What made a difference, Mr Panther said, was connecting with people who shared similar experiences and feelings. “The thing that made me feel better was…

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Posted in Psychology

Bcause of chemical imbalances in the brain

https://www.thedailybeast.com/charles-krauthammers-quiet-contribution-to-our-understanding-of-bipolar-disease By 1984, Krauthammer was granted board certification in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In a time when mental illness had…

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Posted in Psychology

Myth of Mental Illness and Mass Shootings

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-fight-against-hate/201802/mass-shootings-what-role-do-guns-play Individuals living with mental illness are less likely to be violent than someone without a mental illness. Sadly, they also are more likely to…

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Posted in Science

Does mental illness shorten life by 25 years ?

Do People With Mental Illness Really Die 25 Years Younger? @gabehoward29 investigates. . .https://t.co/a3Mk3MFUHH — PsychCentral (@PsychCentral) April 9, 2017 t’s unreasonable to believe that…

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So what does it feel like to be included?

http://bringchange2mind.org/to-be-included/ So what does it feel like to be included? It’s a rich, rewarding connection. Inclusion feels like the kind of acceptance that I dream…

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People with mental illness face serious stigma

Stigma. Many people with mental illness face serious challenges in a couple of ways. On o https://t.co/6SIft9MNRt pic.twitter.com/5pc7QD9MWC — Carrie (@_carrienet_) March 21, 2016

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Pacific have higher rates of mental illness

Pacific have higher rates of mental illness yet lowest access rates. #CHANGE @PlatformTrust @jcolemanmp #tahatuRangi pic.twitter.com/8lydSbAEWV — Le Va (@LeVaPasifika) November 30, 2015

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