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Offline ks2408

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NSHN contributions?
« on: October 25, 2015, 04:25:00 PM »
Hey guys! im doing an assignment on the NSHN, so I have a couple questions for everyone (including admins)

Do you feel like the NSHN has helped many of you?
Also what contributions has the NSHN made towards the mad movement?

Offline Lorien

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Re: NSHN contributions?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2015, 01:11:31 AM »
Sorry, please could you explain what you mean by "mad movement"?
“Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right.”

“It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

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Re: NSHN contributions?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 10:38:34 AM »
Make A Difference.

The Make A Difference (MAD) Movement encourages the belief that any action, regardless of size, will Make A Difference to others. Even the simplest gestures can have huge impacts, and will inspire the continued growth of the Movement.

As an organization, we aspire to Make A Difference to those in the global community by simply recognizing and reciprocating the differences that others have made in our lives.

You have already made a difference by reading this message, and can help strengthen the Movement by sharing the page with those around you. Help to change the world. If we work together as a united community, we can make the world a better place.

Wiki:

Mad Pride is a mass movement of the users of mental health services, former users, and their allies. The first known event specifically organized as a Pride event by people who identify as psychiatric survivors/consumer/ex-patients was in Toronto, Canada when it was called "Psychiatric Survivor Pride Day", held on September 18, 1993. It was first held in response to local community prejudices towards people with a psychiatric history living in boarding homes in the Parkdale area of the city, and has been held every year since then in this city except 1996.[1] By the late 1990s similar events were being organized as Mad Pride in London, England and around the globe from Australia to South Africa and the United States, drawing thousands of participants, according to MindFreedom International, a United States mental health advocacy organization that promotes and tracks events spawned by the movement.[2]

Mad Pride activists seek to reclaim terms such as "mad", "nutter", and "psycho" from misuse, such as in tabloid newspapers. Through a series of mass media campaigns, Mad Pride activists seek to re-educate the general public on such subjects as the causes of mental disabilities, the experiences of those using the mental health system, and the global suicide pandemic.[citation needed] One of Mad Pride's founding activists was Pete Shaughnessy, who later committed suicide.[3] Robert Dellar and "Freaky Phil" Murphy were among the other founders of the movement. Mad Pride: A celebration of mad culture records the early Mad Pride movement.[4] On Our Own: Patient-Controlled Alternatives to the Mental Health System, published in 1978 by Judi Chamberlin, is a foundational text in the Mad Pride movement, although it was published before the movement was launched




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Re: NSHN contributions?
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2015, 09:47:05 PM »
Thanks for the info rob   :cake:
“Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right.”

“It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”