Will try to post some links here around the general topic from time to time. But really am just a useless old junky. So, keeping this up to date is going to be “interesting”.
JUST READ IT.
I will send around hit men with big fucken guns (BFG’s) if you don’t.
forgive the eyebrows, this guy goes deeper than most into the world of mental health <> addiction <> ADhD <> young child parent dynamics.
He seems like a very genuine and interesting character with a lot on offer. I have tried to convince Wellington libraries to purchase all his books – they have a couple of older ones. Fingers crossed. SOMEONE GET BRUCE and GABOR OVER FOR A SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT OR TWO. Canadians and New Zealanders have a bit in common with forward thinking. Pity our Government is so backwards. But that will be fine, Gabor has promised me a revolution. Then we will get funding for alternative treatment models. And I will be employed to do real stuff. Not endless thinking and report writing (I could never do that really anyway) but actual real stuff. I have worked out how to get a revolution too. 5,000 militant (armed), 5,000 fanatics and 90,000 loyalists. Walk into parliament with that and own NZ. You have me to thank.
Can someone please pay an airline for me? I want to go to Vancouver for a conference. Stat. 25/07/2013
The Biology of Loss: Early Life Stress As The Template for Addiction, Mental Illness and Physical Disease
No shit Gabor. You are the man. Early Life Stress as the Template for Addiction. Well, I never! Not rocket science, but you will be able to explain and back it up with fact. Which is more than I am capable of. I just have an “inkling”…. Please remind me to find an online copy of this presentation later. Thanks.
Some serious texts….
- http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/consumers.cfm – Western Australia health board
This Aussie site has a lot of PDF’s to download. From ten part epics for health professionals on how to train socialisation for Severe Mental Disorders to single page guide lines for consumers on how to do things like spot negative thinking, assert yourself positively or coping with depression. This one is something the withdrawing drug addict could probably read happily….
Facing Your Feelings
Overcoming Distress Intolerance: This information package is designed to provide you with some information about distress intolerance and suggested strategies for managing distressing or uncomfortable feelings more effectively.
Samaritans of Singapore and World Health Organisation 2009 report on using media in suicide prevention
(in New Zealand the media are not allowed to report on suicide deaths…)
- www.kites.org.nz have just published this link which is dear to my heart at present as feel the world has missed the point on social aspects of addiction (and mental health)…
- Measuring social inclusion, people with experience of mental health and addiction
- Provides a high-level summary of the social inclusion of people with experience of mental distress and/or addiction in New Zealand (PDF)
Other Stories Similar to Mine…
Haile Simms. Funny. Caring. Hard Working. Dean’s Honor Roll. DUI’s. Jail. Cocaine. Crystal Meth. Rehab. Alcoholic turned Addict.
International forum about withdrawal from methadone
Not so similar as mine. More like my sister and me rolled into one big confused mess. It’s not easy knowing you’re giving up chemo and will be dead soon. Its really not easy when you’re on drugs you don’t want to be on too.
- Online N.A meetings?…. http://www.nachatroom.org (requires JAVA applet permission)
Shane McConkey short video links
A group of people I spent my twenties with tried for ever to get things like this working. We didn’t make it then. Twenty years on, here he is! Superb. But somewhat dead. Bummer. People still alive include…….
Revolutionary Ideas in the Making
I am a bit of a late comer here, but my thoughts are valid. Even if they are unintelligible most of the time currently. This may, or may not, improve over the next few months. I hope it does. I really look forward to the day I can print it all out on 250GSM paper and slap Wellington Health Boards “Addiction Services” workers around the head with it. I am waiting on a response from the author of this, Stephen Bamber, to print it out as an appendix, just to give the Addiction DisServices bosses a further sore ear.
Read the first chapter of this (page one in the book is on page 16 of the PDF file)
2007 report into housing in the Kapiti coast area which makes sad reading in 2013. Nothing changes. Even though there are answers, nothing seems to change. How many times have we heard that over the last sixty years of capitalist growth? Sickening. Did I mention I am a bit of a designer and builder with some ideas floating around on the hamster wheel upstairs?
Dan Fisher from the Auckland, New Zealand “Leadership Exchange”. Am still trying to find a video of this power point presentation. Is very interesting. The word flow chart and art on pages 6, 7, 8 could form the basis of my own. http://www.iimhl.com/Meetings/68_MeetingPresentations.asp
Stuff it – Just have a look through these resources of KITES if you’re capable of not being annoyed by lack of progress. A couple of nice reports, even from 2005, which are still current today. Decades pass and the same issues keep coming. That is the one thing I don’t understand about mental health and addiction. How do these people manage to keep going in their professions releasing excellent research and advice only to be ignored for decades on end. I’d shoot someone. That will fix it.
Suffering caused by seclusion in mental health
Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Stories. The idea, and the goal, is to help enable men to positively embrace their mental health through the sharing of stories.
New Zealand N.A. meeting list
- Prescribing drugs for addiction in New Zealand
If your doctor, like mine, claims not to be able to write anything for addiction, have a look at this. Maybe ring some like CARENZ and get them to fill in the gaps on one of the forms so your doctor can hook you up.
Suboxone (narcotic combined with narcaine! Narcan. Whatever. Eeek, sounds horrid, but when in rome….