Community Care: PACT Otago (Mental Health Foundation)

I’m Mike Mathers, I work for PACT, North Otago. I’m Manager of the North Otago area. Quite a large area I work within – Palmerston South, right through to Twizel in the Mackenzie Country, working down the Waitaki River and back through into Oamaru. It’s a large area, you can travel up to two hours in either direction from Oamaru […]

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Gay Man Confronts Mental Illness, Addiction And His HIV Diagnosis With The Help Of Others.

So my name is Coleman Goode. I’m from Hallettsville, Texas. When I was 25 years old, I checked myself into a mental hospital because I tried to commit suicide. I, also, at that time had left my boyfriend who was living with HIV. I was on meth – crystal meth. I’ve been doing that for, on and off for a […]

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Break the Behavioral Health Stigma – #NMspeaksCrisis

I lost my father to suicide 6 years ago. So I found my passion or my purpose in life out of the tragedy of losing my dad and I realized how important suicide prevention was and mental health awareness and especially in New Mexico considering we’re one of the top states for suicide. We’re very Hispanic and we don’t like […]

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Children’s Behavioral Health: An Unprecedented Commitment

The fact that we are devoting so many resources and attention to behavior health is really unique compared to other hospital systems. Nationwide Children’s Hospital recognizes that behavioral mental health is an important component of the entire health of the child. What we are doing is we’re really developing services better access to services across a continuum of care. We’re […]

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Losing My Sister to Suicide | Hope Works

We had just finished celebrating my mom’s birthday. My parents had been to my home for a visit, and it had been a great mix of relaxing, cake, and ice cream. But we hadn’t heard from Meg all day. Neighbors had said that her car hadn’t moved from the front of my mom and dad’s house for a few days, […]

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Why Is It Taboo to Talk About Mental Health? | Soul Stories, Mental Health

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Chazz Petrella : The Boy Who Should Have Lived – the fifth estate

(♪♪)>>Gillian: Tonight on The Fifth Estate …. From the time he was out of the womb, Chazz Petrella was a boy on the go.>>He had such a zest. Just, uh, bubbling all the time.>>Gillian: But soon that energy was too much for even Chazz to control. (Chazz screaming)>>I hate this so fucking much!>>Gillian: Mental illness was something the Petrellas, like […]

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Man Who Survived Jump From Golden Gate Bridge Shares His Story

– At the age of 17 I developed bipolar disorder, a very severe form. It nearly cost me my life, and nearly destroyed my family. (slow music) My parents were in the middle of getting a divorce at the time. It was a tumultuous time for my life as a teen, and I believed that I was the only one […]

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Parents who lost son to suicide chalk about mental health 😢

My name’s Zoe Strickland. And I’m David Strickland. And our story is a sad one. So, Elliot is our eldest son and last year, June 23rd 2018, he took his life. Still really unbelievable. Everything seemed completely normal We found him probably about half an hour after. But he’d already lost his life. And it changed our lives. Elliot was […]

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