Authors: Mary Ward, WA
Event: 2012 TheMHS Conference
Subject: TRANSCULTURAL, Inclusive communities
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: Describes strategies used to recover from trauma (burnt 50 years prior). Five years ago was a fit teacher when trauma suddenly developed causing severe physical/psychological damage including to eyes, kidneys and arteries. Paper presents an analysis of strategies used to gain recovery. Stresses the importance of joining Consumer Advisory Groups (CAG) for fostering mental health and developing a sense of purpose. Recommends urgent need for changing community attitudes towards mentally ill.