Advertising Psychiatric Drugs on TV – Taimi Allan

Recently a friend of mine posted on Facebook her shock at seeing an advertisement on television for an ‘antidepressant’. This started a bevvy of misinformed and, just quietly, some frighteningly stigmatising comments. Whilst unintentional, many of the people who responded either held a lot of self-stigma, probably encouraged by people incorrectly telling them that they…

Come on! Let’s do something about this! – Sarah O’Connor

On the 23rd of February this year my colleague and I went to a summer school course at the University of Otago medical school in Wellington. The University’s Public Health Summer School ran this course. It was called “The physical health of tangata wahiora/mental health service users” and came about through the Equally Well project.…

A Five Mile Meander – Andrea Bates

Beyond madness is a place that can be entered many times in many different ways. And from that place new understanding and action can come into being. Have you ever wondered at the links in western societies between madness and climate change? No? Then let me wander through it with you, gift me your indulgence…