Scottish Premiere of Medicating Normal

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Hello! 

We hope you are well. 

Let this post serve as your formal invitation to the upcoming virtual Scottish premiere of Medicating Normal-The Film on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 3:00 pm BST. This FREE event is being presented by PLUS Perth, Angus Voices and Dundee Healthy Minds Network. Medicating Normal is a new, unreleased documentary that examines the current paradigm of mental health treatment including overdiagnosis, overprescribing and polypharmacy. 

Details & Register for a Ticket: bit.ly/TaysideScreening

Schedule: 

3:00 pm BST: Short Welcome and Virtual Screening of the film, Medicating Normal, 76-minute run time

4:15 pm BST: Post-Screening Community Discussion 

The post-screening community discussion panelists include Beverley Thomson, writer, speaker and researcher, key area antidepressants; Dr. Dan Fisher, psychiatrist and person with lived experience of recovery from schizophrenia; Dr. Danius Puras, Professor of Child Psychiatry and Public Mental Health at Vilnius University; and Angela Peacock, MSW, film subject.


5:15 pm BST: Closing Remarks

Film Synopsismedicatingnormal.com/film-synopsis/

Trailer and Website: medicatingnormal.com

Endorsement: Renowned Stanford University psychiatrist Dr. Anna Lembke praised the film saying: “Medicating Normal dares to challenge prevailing myths about how psychotropic medications work, or fail to, in our ongoing struggle to treat mental illness. It promises to spark a long-overdue national conversation on the growing problem of overprescribing.” 

We hope you can attend. Please feel free to share this invitation with others! 

Thank you! 

PLUS Perth

Angus Voices

Dundee Healthy Minds Network

Medicating Normal-The Film 

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

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Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme is kindness.

Please visit https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week for more info

Why kindness?
One thing that we have seen all over the world is that kindness is prevailing in uncertain times.  
We have learnt that amid the fear, there is also community, support and hope.
The added benefit of helping others is that it is good for our own mental health and wellbeing. It can help reduce stress and improve your emotional wellbeing.
Beyond ourselves, our report reveals how inequality is rising in our society and its harmful effects on our health.  
Life expectancy is falling for the poorest for the first time in 100 years. As child poverty rises, children and young people in the poorest parts of our country are two to three times more likely to experience poor mental health than those in the richest.  
After the 2008 credit crunch it was the most vulnerable in our communities who experienced the severest consequences of austerity, with devastating effects on their mental and physical health. This not the hallmark of a kind society.  
We must not make the same mistakes after this pandemic.”   

A Big Thank You

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A big thank you to Bannermans Colour Studio in Perth for donating two tins of paint for making Horners Plot lovely – a very kind gesture indeed.
Also to John and the Community Payback team. During the last few weeks they have been tremendously helpful in making Horners Plot look absolutely lovely with putting a fresh coat of paint on almost everything.
What a difference! Thank you

SHOUT – New Text Service for those feeling suicidal

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A new text service for people who are feeling suicidal or facing a mental health crisis has been launched. SHOUT, provides free, confidential support, 24/7 via text. It’s the first free 24/7 texting service in the UK for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere via the medium people already use and trust.
Text SHOUT to 85258 from anywhere in the UK, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Volunteer receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The Crisis Volunteer will help you move from a hot moment to a cool calm one.

Please click here for more information