Please download, read and share this 41-page report compiling the #SpeakingOurMinds series of articles, which was published to coincide with Mental Health Week 2022 (October 8-15) as a vehicle to privilege the voices of lived experience.
The series was conceived and organised by mental health and human rights advocate Simon Katterl and was edited by Dr Ruth Armstrong.
Readers are cautioned that these articles contain references to severe mental distress, human rights breaches, and suicide.
The report includes:
- Join us for a swim upstream this Mental Health Week
- The lived experience of a peer practitioner
- Let’s talk about psychosis, and the families mental health reform forgot
- Losing my naivety: reflecting on 22 years of consumer perspective work
- From time slips to visceral disquiet: the experience of mental health caring
- Keeping our loved ones alive: the compounding effects of racism and
- exclusion on mental health care
- Don’t stop believing – pink elephants can fly!
- Revelatory and resonant: fill your cup with the voices of lived experience
- Twitter wrap.
The report is also available from Croakey’s publications page.
Lifeline 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
beyondblue 1300 224 636 www.beyondblue.org.au
13Yarn 13 92 76 13yarn.org.au
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 kidshelpline.com.au
QLife 1800 184 527 https://qlife.org.au/
Check-In (VMIAC, Victoria) 1800 845 109 https://www.vmiac.org.au/check-in/
Lived Experience Telephone Line Service 1800 013 755 https://www.linkstowellbeing.org.au/
See our archive of articles on mental health matters