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Showing posts with label SANE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SANE. Show all posts

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Why is mental-health charity SANE promoting a survey that seems incapable of not using 'psychosis' and 'schizophrenia' interchangeably ?

SANE promotes a survey that uses 'psychosis' and 'schizophrenia' interchangeably

More views of - or before - Cambridge Film Festival 2017 (19 to 26 October)
(Click here to go directly to the Festival web-site)


5 August

Why is mental-health charity SANE promoting a survey that seems incapable of not using 'psychosis' and 'schizophrenia' interchangeably ?













Unless stated otherwise, all films reviewed were screened at Festival Central (Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge)

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Even working for a branch of Mind*, is it safe for one's colleagues to know much about one's mental-health issues (let alone brushes with suicide) ?

More views of - or before - Cambridge Film Festival 2017 (19 to 26 October)
(Click here to go directly to the Festival web-site)


11 May

Feeling like a burden : in the world of employment, what might follow from others' difficult feelings 'as a result of telling them about your suicidal feelings' ?

The charity SANE (@CharitySANE) no doubt means well by urging such messages on us - as if talking is just talking, and without risks, and a disclosure can be 'unknown' afterwards by those who hear or read it :



Sadly, knowledge always has the potential to be power, and - whether or not they consciously intend to view you, and what they are now aware of about you, as weakness - colleagues can subtly start treating you as other [the writer talks from the perspective of having had this exact experience in employment by an LMA*] :



As if they are different from you, as if they need to wonder about you, what you are doing and The S Question, when you are unavoidably and / or unexpectedly out of sight...



As if, frankly, you have become a liability, irrespective of your previous years of service (when they did not know) !





Being employed by a charity, not even a mental-health charity*, is any protection against the effects of what they now know - and never [let you] forget !






End-notes :

* Usually set up as companies limited by guarantee, regional mental-health charities affiliate to Mind (and become Local Mind Associations, or LMAs), and, although they largely 'run their own show', they are allowed to use the Mind name**.




** There is, in fact, no such thing as the national Mind charity per se (@MindCharity), and the name 'Mind' (not an acronym, so it should not be rendered MIND) is just a trading-name : The National Association for Mental Health, which is what Mind is really called, just started using it decades ago, and, when it caught on, never looked back.

Question : Nothing is for ever, not even trademarks, or trading-names, so have we reached the point in time when anyone could start using the name Mind... ?







Unless stated otherwise, all films reviewed were screened at Festival Central (Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge)

Monday, 10 October 2016

For World Mental Health Day (#WMHD) 2016 : The #Glitch campaign from SANE

The #Glitch campaign from SANE (@CharitySANE)

More views of - or before - Cambridge Film Festival 2016 (20 to 27 October)
(Click here to go directly to the Festival web-site)


10 October (World Mental Health Day / #WMHD) (updated with text and Tweets, 12 and 17 October)

The #Glitch campaign from SANE (@CharitySANE)



Could SANE Tweet about what making a #Glitch of an image from a Twitter-profile is meant to do or mean* ? :


(a) At one level - to those with very little idea about mental-health issues*


(b) At the opposite level - to someone first diagnosed twenty years ago



By Tweet (to come), SANE has now directed us to a page on its web-site, where one, at least, can read as follows :


What is the #Glitch campaign ?

#Glitch is a campaign in support of World Mental Health Day 2016 (October 10) and is fronted by UK Number One artist and new SANE Ambassador, James Arthur.

We're encouraging anyone touched by mental illness to add a filter to their profile pictures as an act of solidarity. The filter imitates ‘glitch art’ by adding faults and interruptions to your profile photo. This shows how disorientating and alienating mental illness can be.

We need to get more people talking about mental illness online, to break down the stigma that stops so many people seeking or offering support.



How can I get involved ?

The ‘Glitch’ campaign is all about showing your support for anyone suffering from mental illness - all you have to do is apply a ‘Glitch’ filter to your profile photo on Facebook and Twitter.

Taking part couldn’t be easier. Supporters are invited to #Glitch by clicking on this link below and posting up a message on social media encouraging their friends and family to get involved too.

The imagery and film have been designed so you can share and push the message as far as possible across social networks, and influence those outside of the current mental health community. Together we can beat stigma and improve the lives of those coping with mental illness.





Did those who signed up to #Glitch also knowingly agree to all this ? :






End-notes

* Not much at http://twibbon.com/support/world-mental-health-day-6 (or http://twibbon.com/support/world-mental-health-day-6/discuss) ?

** If they support #Frump's (Trump's) views, they will think anyone 'weak' (i.e. not 'strong'), who experiences (or acknowledges experiences of) disruptions to his or her mental well-being...




Unless stated otherwise, all films reviewed were screened at Festival Central (Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge)