The Layman’s Lived Experience of Mental Illness: Damaged Goods or Better Than Ever?
The stigma of mental illness remains unacceptably alive and well at the organisational and individual level. One person and one conversation at a time we can change the perception to understand that mental illness doesn’t discriminate based on sex, race, religion, education or income. Indeed understanding mental health is as important as knowing your company’sRead More
How Fire, Police and Ambulance Emergency Responders Deal with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Think of our emergency services and the traumatic scenes we expect these police, ambulance and fire staff to cope with mentally as part of their everyday jobs in our community. How do they deal with the harrowing sights that greet them at car crashes or fires where someone is killed? How do they live aRead More
TAS Union Calls for PTSD Law Changes
Tasmania’s largest health union is calling for legislative change so paramedics have easier access to post traumatic stress disorder treatment. The Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) has submitted a discussion paper to the state government and wants PTSD to be recognised as a prescribed disease under the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act. Currently, it’sRead More