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Psychiatric Burnout

I’ve been committed to psychiatric care a few times in my life and I have noticed a huge decline in quality of mental health services both in regard to the mental health acuite units also after care. Out patients as Read more…


Mental Health Act / District Inspectors

Im currently under the Mental Health Act. Its slightly annoying being legally required to meet with a shrink every month for twenty mins and I’m pretty sure the meds I’m on are wrong. Since I know my mind much better Read more…


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/-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…


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…


NZ Psychiatric Teams (Letting down the mentally ill and families)

When an individual with a psychiatric illness becomes un-well it is always a gradual process. There is a process to getting person psychiatric help. Sometimes this involves hospilization. Unfortunatly the mental health teams are often very picky about who they Read more…


How Many Psychiatric Disgnosis Can One Have:Wellington-Mental Health

Its constant really. Psychiatry and diagnosis. Things change at the drop of a hat in the psychiatry world. Evolution or progres, one might think. Personally I have more faith in my local soothsayer and personal Jesus type mirror man, ie-The Read more…


Te Haika /Crisis Line/Mental Health/Wellington

  Wellingtons own extra special mental health crisis team- Te Haika. Here is my advice to anyone having a mental health crisis. PLEASE DO NOT CALL- Te Haika You will only be patronized by burnt out mental health staff who Read more…