Rachel Waddingham talks about voices and dissociation in Perth, WA. Rachel (Rai) Waddington is a service user whose recovery has given her the skills to develop and run a very successful programme for young people in London England she has recently returned there from a very well received series of workshops in Perth Western Australia, hosted by RFWA (Richmond Fellowship). Here she makes some observations:
Encountering ideas in ways other than expected allows us to see things we might otherwise overlook. The word otherwise suggests that experiencing that which is different can make us wise. With this in mind we created Other/Wise, an unconventional online journal that makes room for the familiar and the unfamiliar in understanding psychoanalysis. Through observation, art, reading, thinking, day dreaming and ideas not yet thought our journal pursues psychoanalysis with a language of passion and desire.Other/Wise invites you to contribute work that creates openings in psychoanalysis.
Paul McNamara is a mental health nurse working in perinatal mental health (supporting new mums and their babes to thrive). http://meta4rn.com This is important because there is emerging evidence that many illnesses (physical AND mental/emotional) are based on the effects of the early environment on the genome (epigenetics).
Mad in America is a blog with contributions from academics, reporters and service users with critical voices about the massive increases in the use of psychiatric medication in the US (and world-wide), which has coincided with massive increases in psychiatric disability rather than any reduction. This blog highlights the thoughts of Robert (Bob) Whitaker, award winning science journalist turned activist.
The Serious Mental Illness concentration (SMI) at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University is one of three concentrations within the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program that address the needs of underserved, high-risk clinical populations
Recovery From Schizophrenia New understandings of the mind and of madness can open new doors to full recovery – By Ron Unger LCSW