The minute you sit down in the chair in a mental health professional's office, you’re no longer seen as a person. The mental health system is incapable of seeing past the solid wall of your current label. Their only cure is drugs. "First Do No Harm" are powerful words. It’s unfortunate they don’t apply to psychiatry.
The Trust will hold multiple community funding grants rounds again this year so you can plan ahead for your organisation (closing dates are listed below). Find out more about the types of grants and eligibility criteria on our website www.welenergytrust.co.nz/grants/
Quick Response 2018 closing dates:
28 February, 30 April, 29 June, 31 August and 31 October
Community Support 2018 closing dates:
29 March, 29 June and 28 September
WEL Energy Trust is delighted to be a supporter of the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival. Between February 7 to 18, there will be an incredible line-up of acts ready to entertain all ages at the 2018 Festival being held at the Hamilton Gardens, including hard-rocking Hamiltonians, Maori legends and yodeling twins! One of the fun, family-friendly free events the Trust supports is the iconic Teddy Bears' Picnic, which will be held in the Rogers Rose Garden on Saturday, February 17 - don't forget to bring your teddy bear/s!!
In 2017, the Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival Foundation received $80,000 from the WEL Energy Trust towards the 2018 Festival.
From Science Magazine: A new study suggests that wisdom—specifically, the ability to take the perspectives of others into account and aim for compromise—comes much more naturally to those who grow up poor or working class.
“The findings make sense, Jayawickreme says, as people who grow up in a working-class environment have to rely on shared, communal resources more than people in the middle class, and therefore hone social techniques that smooth out conflicts with their peers. Those in the middle class, in contrast, tend to focus on education, which improves their IQ scores, but they don’t put nearly as much effort into conflict resolution skills, Grossmann says.”
#sociology #psychology #class
From Science Magazine: After studying over 1,100 individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder for 12 years, a University of Michigan research team has found that no one genetic change, chemical imbalance, or life event can be said to cause bipolar disorder. Rather, every patient’s experience with bipolar varies from that of others diagnosed with the condition.
#bipolar #mentalhealth #psychiatry #psychology #neuroscience
There is a lot wrong with this report.
First of all we would like to know how they got 80% satisfaction in 2016 from consumers. Who did they interview and how was this done? From all accounts the services are not that good so we question how the survey was done.
Second of all how will they monitor seclusion rate reduction? Reporting of serious adverse events are voluntary and the seclusion reporting selective. District Inspectors cannot interfere with treatment as they are lawyers but not psychiatrists. HDC throws out complaints left right and centre and shuts down all other avenues for complaints that way.