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Take It From Us: Challenging Schizophrenia Myths | 11 March 2014

This week on Take It From Us the crew is promoting Schizophrenia Awareness Week (9-15 March 2014). Schizophrenia is potentially the mental illness diagnosis that holds the most stigma. The goal of Schizophrenia Awareness Week is to raise awareness, and to challenge the outdated myths around this condition. Join Take It From Us with guests Claire Cox of Supporting Families in Mental Illness and Philippa Coyle, Mind & Body Consultants on Tuesday the 11th of March 2014.

Listen live on 104.6FM at 12.30pm or online www.planetaudio.org.nz

OR if you missed the broadcast, listen for the next seven days @: www.planetaudio.org.nz/takeitfromus

And don’t forget the Take it From Us Facebook page @ Facebook.com and type ‘take it from us’ in the search box; email takeitfromus@mail.com for any feedback and comment/suggestions for shows.

Highlights from the Engage Facebook Page

Here are a few of the posts shared on the Engage Aotearoa Facebook Page in the last few weeks.

National Depression Initiative Seeks Rural Men to Share Stories of Recovery from Depression

The National Depression Initiative (NDI) is undertaking a new project around rural mental health.

They want to make a new series of videos for depression.org.nz, and are looking for farmers who have come through a depression journey and are prepared to tell their story.

If you (or someone you know) are male, aged 24 to 65, a farmer of any kind, and would be willing to share, please contact Belinda Moss

  • b.moss@hpa.org.nz
  • 04 9170513 (office hours)

Holiday Message from Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki

The Like Minds Like Mine team at Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki have put together a couple of holiday-time resources.

Click the links below to open and read.

Taking the Stress out of Christmas

Some great tips for taking the stress out of Christmas plus support options over the holiday period for the Thames-Waikato-Coromandel regions and how you can get involved in the team’s stigma-busting work in 2014. Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki are on the lookout for people who want to share their stories to help change public attitudes about mental health problems.

Forget the Bling Do the Whanau Thing

 

Like Minds Newsletter for December 2013 is Online Now

The latest issue of the Like Minds Newsletter is available online now.

Inside Issue 54, December 2013: 

  • International anti-stigma campaigns and the Global Alliance Against Stigma meeting.
  • The winner of the reTHiNK Schizophrenia competition, James Allan and his winning billboard design.
  • Sonia Gray on why she decided to speak out about the discrimination she faced when applying for life insurance.
  • Lance Elliott has lived with schizophrenia for more than 20 years. He hopes to inspire other people with lived experience by sharing some of his story.
  • Natalie Roche, author of The Grand Optimist, explains her triumph over a series of traumatic life events.
  • Richard Towgood on how a bit of cheeky initiative and confidence allowed him to land a job.
  • The inaugural Mental Blocks grant recipients and their projects.

Highlights from Engage Aotearoa on Facebook

Here are just a few of the posts shared on the Engage Aotearoa Facebook Page this week.

From Jake the Dog, created by Pendleton Ward.

Jake the Dog is an animated kids’ show in the USA…

Updated Online Resources Pack Now Available

The Online Resources Pack was given an overhaul last week and the latest update is now available on the Information Resources page of the Engage Aotearoa website.

Direct link: www.engagenz.co.nz/downloads/OnlineResourcesPackEngageAotearoa.pdf

What is the Online Resources Pack? 

The Online Resources Pack is an information pack, full of links to web-based resources for mental-health recovery. This includes resources for distraction and entertainment as well as mental-health resources. Roughly 50% of websites sharing information about mental health are funded by pharmaceutical companies and present a bio-medical view of mental health. The Online Resources Pack brings together independent forms of web-based information that share psycho-social and/or lived experience perspectives and tools. The Online Resources Pack is updated on a regular basis. The team tries to check content prior to inclusion, but it is impossible to check every part of every website. If you find something stigmatising in one of the links included in the Online Resources Pack, please get in touch. To contribute content or suggest an edit to the Online Resources Pack, email info@engagenz.co.nz.

What’s New in the 29 November ’13 Update?

  • Content is now divided into sub-sections so it is easier to find what you are looking for. 
    • Distraction/Entertainment/Inspiration
    • Information and Reading
    • Online Self-Help
    • Online Support Groups and Networks
    • Recovery Stories
  • Two new pages of links to explore, including new…
    • CBT resources
    • DBT resources
    • ACT resources
    • Recovery blogs by people with Bipolar Disorder
    • Recovery blogs by people with Borderline Personality Disorder
    • Suicide prevention information
    • International service-user initiatives
    • and more…

The Online Resources Pack is designed to be shared

  • Print a copy and leave it in a public place or give it to someone you know
  • Email the link to your networks
  • Share it on Facebook
  • Share it on your website

How to Share the Online Resources Pack on your Website 

Use the URL below to link to the Online Resources Pack from your own website. http://www.engagenz.co.nz/downloads/OnlineResourcesPackEngageAotearoa.pdf
Using this URL ensures your link will never go out of date. It also allows Engage Aotearoa to track wider community use of the resource and ensures appropriate acknowledgements for the resource.

The Nutters Club episode on Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse | Maori TV | Mon 2 Dec 2013

The subject of male sexual abuse is the topic of a very frank episode of The Nutters Club on Monday December 2nd at 9:30pm on Maori Television. Mike King and David Codyre speak to Ken Clearwater and Rewi Smith about their experiences as survivors of sexual abuse.

Watch the trailer here on Vimeo

If you miss the episode when it airs on TV, you can watch all episodes online here.

Listen to The Nutters Club live on radio Newstalk ZB, every Sunday at 11pm.

Trio Share Their Stories on Take it from Us | 3 December 2013

On Tuesday December 3, Take It From Us meets three consumers from Whariki who’ve completed a radio training workshop to equip them for their “live” broadcast about consumer issues, how they keep well, and what’s important in their lives. Take It From Us, PlanetFM 104.6 on December 3 @ 12.30pm

Listen live on 104.6FM at 12.30pm or online www.planetaudio.org.nz

OR if you missed the broadcast, listen for the next seven days @: www.planetaudio.org.nz/takeitfromus

Catch up on the last four shows online: www.likeminds.org.nz

And don’t forget their new Facebook page @ Facebook.com and type ‘take it from us in the search box’;
email takeitfromus@mail.com for any feedback and comment/suggestions for shows.

Surviving Suicidal Urges: e-Resource Now Available

Surviving Suicidal Urges is an e-Resource sharing tips for recovery from the storytellers in The Butterfly Diaries, Vol 1.

View, save and share Surviving Suicidal Urges.

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The Butterfly Diaries is a creative book project sharing true stories of hope and transformation from people who have made it through the experience of being suicidal.

Storytellers took part in an interview and writers used the interview notes to turn their stories into creative works of fiction. The interview notes were also used to summarise each of the storytellers’ recovery strategies. These have now been collected together in the e-Resource Surviving Suicidal Urges.

Order a copy of the free book online to get the full story behind each set of tips.

You can find permanent links to this e-Resource on the Information Resources and Butterfly Diaries sections of the Engage Aotearoa website at www.engagenz.co.nz.