JD Schramm: Break the silence for suicide survivors

I’ve just stumbled upon an incredibly moving and courageous TED talk by Prof. JD Schramm on suicide survivors. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore … More JD Schramm: Break the silence for suicide survivors

‘How much they suffer depends on you….are you prepared to judge?’

When I lived in New Zealand the government was running an excellent series of TV ads which were designed to get people to think about their attitudes to mental illness.  I came across the ad below, which I hadn’t seen before, whilst browsing through youtube. ‘How much they suffer depends on you….are you prepared to … More ‘How much they suffer depends on you….are you prepared to judge?’

Musings on Mental Health, Stigma & the Christian Response

One in three people will be affected by cancer at some stage in their life. One in four of us will experience some sort of mental health issue at some stage in our lives. Although the statistics on the incidence of these two diseases are similar, societal perception is poles apart.  Mental illness is just … More Musings on Mental Health, Stigma & the Christian Response