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Letters to the Australian Government 2013 Print E-mail
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28 Feb 2013 Letter to Prime Minister Julia Gillard Word format | PDF format
14 May 2013 Letter to Prime Minister Julia Gillard in regards to sexual abuse in psychiatric hospitals Word format | PDF format Reply Page 1, Reply Page 2
14 May 2013 Letter to Mary Wooldridge in regards to sexual abuse in psychiatric hospitals Word format | PDF format Reply
1 July 2013 Letter to Albert Albanese Word format | PDF format
1 July 2013 Letter to Jacinta Collins Word format | PDF format
1 July 2013 Letter to Mr Kevin Rudd Word format | PDF format
18 July 2013 Letter to Jacinta Collins - Aged Care packages Failing Older Australians Word format | PDF format
19 July 2013 Letter to Leader of Opposition Tony Abbot Word format | PDF format
19 July 2013 Letter to Opposition Health Peter Dutton Word format | PDF format
19 July 2013 Letter to Opposition for Mental Health Concetta Fierravanti-Wells Word format | PDF format
25 September 2013 Letter to the Prime Minister Tony Abbott Word format | PDF format
25 September 2013 Letter to the Minister for Health Peter Dutton Word format | PDF format

 


 

Sexual Assault Rife in Psychiatric Hospitals Report ABC TV Tues May 14

‘ Zero Tolerance ’ for sexual assault safe admission for women report,

presented by Isabel Collins of VMIAC about sexual abuse in psychiatric hospitals.

Report finds 45% of women have been sexually abused in Victorian psychiatric hospitals. Read more here....

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-13/sexual-assault-rife-in-psychiatric-hospitals-report/4686480

 

 
Men Who experienced life with a parent with mental illness - Authors Request Print E-mail
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Men Who experienced life with a parent with mental illness
Authors Request

Hi - This is an amazing website! Wish we had something equivalent in the U.S. I am writing a book called Sons of Madness, based on interviews with men who grew up with either a mentally ill mother or father . It is under contract to be published next year.

I have previously published a book called Daughters of Madness, based on my own personal experience as well as interviews with a number of women who grew up with mentally ill mothers.

I am still interviewing and would love to be in contact with any men on this site who would be willing to share their story with me. (Confidentiality will be fully protected by changing names and identifying details) It's so very important to bring these stories out into the light of day, so that we begin to lessen the sense of shame, isolation and stigma that goes along with having a mentally ill parent.

Any men who would be interested in sharing their story can contact me at my email address and I'd be glad to answer questions, etc.

Thanks Susan N
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Survey Request for nnaami waymi site users Print E-mail
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Could you please make some time to complete this online survey

This is a request supported by nnaami from a psychology PHD student doing research in the area of early childhood experiences
Jody will be providing us a feed back report on her survey results in this area
Please assist her in completing this important survey.


Researchers at The New School are seeking individuals who would be willing to participate in an online survey studying the relationship between early childhood experiences and current functioning in adulthood. As part of this project, you will be asked to complete a few questionnaires online. The measures should take about 15 minutes to complete.

Following completion you will be asked to select whether you would like to receive one psychology research credit or be entered into a raffle for a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

Click here to access the survey. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/childhoodexperienceswithparents

Thanks in advance for your participation!

Jody
(Psychology PHD Student NNAAMI member)

 
Survey - The relationship between implicit and explicit adult attachment orientations and anxiety Print E-mail
Written by Angela Gale   

 

Please consider the following if you are interested in supporting research into anxiety disorders and adult relationships.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that often involves extreme reactions to specific intrusive thoughts, images, or urges, resulting in obsessive and compulsive symptoms In this study we wish to examine the relationship between OCD and adult attachment styles in the general population. If you would like to participate it will involve completing an anonymous online questionnaire and then a timed computer task. The total amount of time it takes to complete is 45 minutes.

Anyone can participate as long as you are over 18 years of age. Please copy the link into Internet Explorer (other browsers do not work properly) and run or install the application for the computer task if the browser blocks it. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

http://opinio.online.swin.edu.au/s?s=10358

 

 
Mental Health First Aid Standards Projects: Depression or Psychosis Print E-mail
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N.B. To NNAAMI members site users.

Please find the letter below from Professor Anthony Jorm, Director of the Mental Health Literacy Program Melbourne Uni. Please consider assisting this worthy project. Support and advice will be provided to anyone giving information for this project from NNAAMI. Contact Paul via nnaami website.

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The 'Forgotten People'

by Anna Malbon from the Progress Press October 22, 1996

WHEN nine-year-old "Tom" was asked to draw a picture of himself with his mother be drew her trying to strangle him.

Tom entered the world of adults too early. If he was ever immune to the complications and pain of life that adults try to shelter from children, he says he can't remember.
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"I always feel unaccepted, never good enough or deserving of love, I have major trust issues"

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What a relief to read your stories! It's only since I've read them that I see what an impact living with my sick mother has had on every aspect of my life. She has never been diagnosed. "Crazy as a Fox" is a term made for her. She is brilliant and outsmarts every professional that may diagnose and help her. I think she has borderline personality disorder, narcissism, ocd and she is without a doubt a hoarder. I live in the US. Today I received a letter saying that Indian child welfare has received a report about my family. My mother has contacted them 12 times in the last 8 years. I have been investigated 5 times for my parenting choices and each time have been found a loving, competent mother. I filed a restraining order against her 2 years ago because she called the police demanding to see my children while they were in day care. She showed up at my daughter's school every day last week. I allow her limited visitation with my children because she talks badly about me to them and is inappropriate and basically crazy. She told my younger son that she would love him more but I won't let her. Other members of my family have told me for years to cut her her completely out of our lives. This past June I let her stay in my home the entire month because she had no where else to go and yet she's telling my daughter's teachers that I don't allow her to see her grandchildren. I just turned 40 and it should be obvious to me that she will never be a mother to me. In her eyes I'm not her daughter but her enemy. In my heart I want a mom! Someone who has my back no matter what, who will help me and support me and help me raise my kids. I too have issues that I think stem from a lifetime of living with a sick woman. It is almost impossible for me to say no. Although I have a fulfilling life with awesome support n beautiful children I always feel unaccepted, never good enough or deserving of love. I have major trust issues. I think it's time for me to cut her out of our lives before she breaks us. Good luck to you all and thank you for sharing your stories! I always thought it was just me

Rosie
USA