Monthly Archives: July 2014

Courts can order family violence thugs to be GPS monitored and tracked, Attorney-General says | Herald Sun

“Yesterday, Police Association secretary Senior-Sergeant Ron Iddles said family violence was now, for the first time, an issue in an election campaign. And he said in the run-up to the November 29 election, the association would be looking for the Coalition and Labor to support.”

Courts can order family violence thugs to be GPS monitored and tracked, Attorney-General says | Herald Sun.

 

From Torture to Treatment: One Man’s Fight to Revolutionise Mental Health Treatment in Italy

While these travesties are more or less gone in the West, many psychiatric diagnoses, especially schizophrenia, do represent an end to most civil rights – effectively civil death

Wellcome Trust Blog

Wellcome Trust funded researcher Professor John Foot spent two years exploring the history of revolutionary psychiatrist Franco Basaglia. Basaglia’s views on the treatment of psychiatric patients changed the political landscape of Italy and the field of psychiatry. Freelance science communicator Georgia Bladon found out more…

Up until the 1960s, psychiatric patients in Italy were stigmatised as ‘ill’ and asylums were little more than prisons. Franco Basaglia was among a group of psychiatrists who revolted against the cruelty inflicted on these individuals and advocated more humane treatments to take its place.

When the young Franco Basaglia took over a single asylum in northern Italy, he was horrified by what he found. Patients were locked up, neglected, abused and restrained, leaving them terrified and powerless with very little chance of recovery or rehabilitation into society. Basaglia, so affected by what he saw, took a radical and rare step and began a campaign…

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JAMA Psychiatry | Long-term Antipsychotic Treatment and Brain Volumes

“Conclusions  Viewed together with data from animal studies, our study suggests that antipsychotics have a subtle but measurable influence on brain tissue loss over time, suggesting the importance of careful risk-benefit review of dosage and duration of treatment as well as their off-label use.”

JAMA Network | JAMA Psychiatry | Long-term Antipsychotic Treatment and Brain Volumes:  A Longitudinal Study of First-Episode Schizophrenia.

Judge compares incest and paedophilia to past attitudes towards homosexuality, claiming they might not be taboo anymore

Judge compares incest and paedophilia to past attitudes towards homosexuality, claiming they might not be taboo anymore.

” a jury was empanelled and the Crown Prosecutor requested the jurors be told of the earlier misconduct to show MRM [the defendant] had a tendency to have a sexual interest in and have sexual intercourse with his sister…

The Crown argued that without the background information, the jury might find it hard to understand why MRM began raping his sister “out of the blue” and why she did not report it to her parents or police…

But Judge Neilson refused to admit the evidence, saying the sexual abuse which had occurred when the girl was 10 or 11 and the youth was 17 occurred in a different context to the sex which happened when she was 18 and he was 26.”

Women’s Punk Rock Opened Our Eyes To Child Sexual Abuse In The ’90s, And We Need It Back | Junkee

Women’s Punk Rock Opened Our Eyes To Child Sexual Abuse In The ’90s, And We Need It Back | Junkee.

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are – YouTube

Here are practical steps to self empowerment – simple lessons from the neuro-science of posture. Amy’s self disclosure and empathy around 16 minutes in make this a real gem! (Show this to your clients!!!)

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are – YouTube.

July 26th 2014- Event Paris Williams Psychologist and Author, and Beyond the Medical Model screening

Paris has a book and web site called http://www.rethinkingmadness.com/, and is a regular blogger on Mad in America http://www.madinamerica.com/author/pwilliams/

HEARING VOICES NETWORK AOTEAROA NZ

rethinking Madness

On July 26th 2014, The Hearing Voices Network Aotearoa NZ are hosting a talk by Paris Williams Psychologist and Author of Rethink Madness- www.rethinkingmadness.com 

We will share afternoon tea, then have a screening of the excellent ‘ Beyond the Medical Model’

See the trailer

All welcome.

Fickling Center, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland
12.30pm to 3.30pm
Come along and hear Paris Williams, watch the movie, and share afternoon tea and discussion. All are welcome.
COST: $5 for waged. Voice hearers and HVNANZ members free.
We will hold our Hearing Voices Network Annual General meeting afterwards at 3.30-4.30pm if you are interested in making a difference, please stay and join in.
For Bookings please email: hvnanz@gmail.com or tel : 027 265 0266

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I cry as deeply as my body will allow

“… isolating and wallowing in depression and crying my heart out for no reason. There is movement in crying! There is healing. I cry as deeply as my body will allow, and the exhaustion that follows is the most healing experience of all.” Thank you Jayme, for sharing you wisdom.

the PRACTICE of embracing what is… – Beyond Meds.

Neuroplasticity: enormous implications for anyone who has been labeled with a psychiatric illness

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

neuroplasticityWe can change how our brain functions. We can change the very structure of the brain. There are enormous implications here for anyone who has ever been labeled with a psychiatric illness. We can change and heal our minds and brains and we need not do it in detrimental fashion with neurotoxic medications.

Self-compassion and awareness are the qualities we need to start to heal our mind and body. Bringing mindfulness to a problem is the beginning of change. Paying attention to a process is changing the process! Even before any behavior changes. 

This is another collection of links I will be placing in the navigation menu above. it will be updated as appropriate.

The collection:

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