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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.

reTHiNK Billboard Competition to Debunk Schizophrenia Myths

Do you know of some creative people that might like to help bust the myths around the experience of schizophrenia by creating an image that captures commuters attention? 

Full details of the competition can be found here.

The Like Minds team at Mind and Body Consultants are particularly interested in addressing  misinformation that links schizophrenia with violence or “multiple personalities” however any image that would get people to reTHiNK their attitude would be welcome.

At this stage they are just looking for EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST before the 12th of August to create an image, (not the image/idea itself). Proposed images can be in any form or media, e.g. photography, drawing, animation etc.

Expressions of interest can be sent to likeminds@mindandbody.co.nz