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Category Archives: Documentary

Have You Seen the Target Zero Documentary Yet? Watch Online

A very special documentary aired on Maori Television on the 15th of June. Target Zero highlights the need for suicide prevention strategies in NZ, Key to Life Charitable Trust‘s grassroots work across NZ, what gets people through and the solutions whanau and youth themselves are enacting in their schools and Read more →

Video Competition & Teaching Resource

Panui for Media Studies Teachers The Mental Health Foundation is running a video competition for teenagers. This is open to all students, but could be the product of a formative exercise for media production standards 2.6 and 3.6, for which a teaching unit plan is provided. They are looking for Read more →

Rupene Mare’s Story On Waka Huia: Watch Online

74 year old Rupene Mare is a tough man and he has the ‘guns’ to prove it, but he is a long time sufferer of mental illness. In a TV One Waka Huia episode that screened on Sunday the 28th of July he talks intimately about his remarkable life. Click Read more →

Being Me: Watch the Documentary Online

If you missed the TV One Attitude doco about Chris McMurray on Sunday July 14, you can watch it online here. Chris McMurray, a talented performance poet and rapper was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder when he was a teenager. Today he uses his art to convey life with Read more →

Real Life Story on TV One this Sunday 14 July at 8:30 am

Chris McMurray is a poet and a rapper. Words are his thing. At nine he lost his father to a fatal heart attack… and he went down a disruptive path of drug use, after which he was diagnosed with Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder. Now at the age of twenty-two Chris Read more →

One Woman Walking Hikoi Reaches Whanganui Monday 22 April 2013

Opening Doors to Reduce Seclusion

The Mental Health Foundation has launched Opening Doors, a video examining the use of seclusion and the long-lasting trauma it can cause to both patients and staff. Visit the Mental Health Foundation website for more information.

Documentary about Trauma Release Exercises

Here is a link to a short documentary on TRE and its creator (Dr David Berceli) the last time he was in NZ. Just for your information. https://distrify.com/films/2655-tremors

Call for Govt Recognition of Past Abuse in Psychiatric Institutions

Sign the on-line petition: An Acknowledgment of historic injustice against former patients of NZ psychiatric hospitals Between July 2005 and April 2007 a Confidential Forum was held for former In-patients of psychiatric hospitals. Over 400 former patients spoke about their experiences. The final report of the Confidential Forum Te Aiotonga (2007, Read more →

Like Minds Newsletter

Like Minds Like Mine are happy to present you the latest Like Minds newsletter – this time they take a look at mental distress on campus, how stigma and discrimination in tertiary education can be combated and how to reduce stress and anxiety while studying. Like Minds encourages you to participate Read more →