Wellington Hospital

WELLINGTON Hospital/ Mental Health

Society and Mental Illness

Mental illness is a confusing and awkward condition. Society has for hundreds of years tried to figure out how to deal with ‘a broken spirit. -Westen civilisation has even gone so far as to pathologise mental aberance.. Mental illness..What is Read more…


Work and Income/Newtown-Mental Illness

If you have a mental illness my advise is to access government benefits. -A word to the wise on dealing with Work and Income staff.. Be very cautious.. Some of the people working at work and income seem to delight Read more…


Wellington Psychiatric Professionals

For thoes of you with schizophrenia or manic depression-(sorry, I couldn’t bring myself to write bipolar)-seems trite I know but /But really?, Why the name change?. Is psychiatry really that precious?    Anyway you guys need to understand that your Read more…


Are Psychiatrists Nutters?

  -Psychiatry has recently found yet another disorder….Why bother naming it? (Gaming Disorder, laugh, No-I’m serious-look it up! Psychiatry which is a realitivly new field is systematically pathologising normal behaviour. The psychiatric profession and I use the term profession in Read more…


Wellington Psychiatry

It’s kind of interesting being under the ‘mental health act’, with the current psychiatrist treating me for bipolar. -I hate to burst your bubble psychiatrist,  but it’s depression. -You talk about mania.. Ive no idea what to say or do. Read more…


Psychiatry is Boring/Wellington

Is Psychiatry a boring job? I think it might actually be very boring. Psychiatrists usually see their patients for twenty minutes or so. (I once had a meeting with a psychiatrist for one minute), Good one Alison Sheridan, (Wellingtons own Read more…


Mental Health Teams Doing Their Jobs?/Psychosis

Some psychiatric persons are not liked. It doesn’t help that the treating mental health teams gossip like rabid dogs… -Sometimes this can cause a psychiatric person ‘who needs help’, to be ignored and generally fobbed off. I wouldn’t believe this Read more…


Psychiatric-Respite Housing/Accomidation

Some years ago when the New Zealand mental health services we’re funded and run correctly ex-mental health patients housing needs we’re accommodated. Plenty of social housing, (respite and halfway houses), we’re available for all patients. With the government funding to Read more…


Philosophy/Mental Health Act

Motto for life when dealing with anything   -Be hard -Flex your muscles -Cut back on everything   Yip-nah….   -If your under the mental health act it is illegal for your general practioner to prescribe psychiatric medications. This before Read more…


Mental Illness Formation

Some centurys ago people with mental illness were looked on as mystics. -Why is it that in the modern world people with mental distress are packed off to psychiatric units and given medications that stabilise fracture and dissonance by means Read more…