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In this broadcast we talk about a book – or more accurately a memoir – by Mrs D who’s now come out under her real name of Lotta Dann. Lotta wrote her first memoir called Mrs D is Going Without which told her story about quitting her dysfunctional drinking habits. The memoir we talk to Lotta about here is called Mrs D is Going Within. Lotta discovered that her lifelong heavy drinking had left her as a fledgling emotionally with bouts of niggling anxiety and unease. Here’s Lotta to tell us what “Going Within” really means and what wellness tools she’s adopted.

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why the mental health consumer movement is buzzing

The chief executive of Changing Minds Taimi Allan talks to host Sheldon Brown about a contract rated as one of the most significant in mental health for years. The contract from the Health Promotion Agency, the manager of both Like Minds, Like Mine, and the Depression Initiative, contracts Changing Minds and network partner Nga Hau E Wha to foster people with lived experience of mental health into community leadership roles over the next three years. The interview – done just weeks after the contract announcement – sheds light on the process and collaboration already being planned for this exciting development.

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This broadcast is edited from Mad in Mad in America’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for rethinking psychiatric care in the United States (and abroad). It  believes that the current drug-based paradigm of care has failed our society, and that scientific research, as well as the lived experience of those who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, calls for profound change. This interview involves a Dr. Mo Hannah talking about her personal and professional experiences of the mental health system and psychiatric drugs and how this has impacted her personally.

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Just how stressed are Kiwis? What is stressing them out and how much is work tying them down? And even when Kiwis take a break away from work, it seems that more than three quarters of us can’t ditch the office and regard work as just a part of everyday life – even when we are on holiday.
These are findings from a 2017 New Zealand research report commissioned by a major hotel chain, Choice Hotels Asia-Pacific, to understand how interested Kiwis are in short breaks to address their stress, and what are the barriers for Kiwis taking short breaks.
Here to discuss the findings of this research is consulting psychologist Vikki Baird.

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