Many heads are now coming together to improve the lives of those who experience schizophrenia. Join Lynne Malcolm for this public discussion on art, science and schizophrenia.
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Art, science and schizophrenia - All In The Mind - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
When journalist Pete Earley’s son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it sent him on an effort not only to get his son properly diagnosed and treated, but to understand the nation’s mental health system. Earley’s book about the experience is Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness.
Young people and technology: fear and wellbeing - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
We hear a lot about young people and technology but how much of what we know is based on actual research? In this program we speak to some of the leading researchers in the field. We examine the connection between young people, technology and wellbeing, and question whether some of our fears about kids and technology are actually valid.
Dr danah boyd, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research and Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture and Communication at New York University.
Dr Amanda Third, Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Communication Arts Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney. Research Program Co-Leader, Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre.
Associate Professor Jane Burns, CEO of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre.
Makhala Swinson, Member of the Young and Well CRC Youth Brains Trust and Lifeline phone counsellor, Youth Ambassador, Photographer.
Maxine, Participant in the ‘Living Lab’ experiment.
Chris Pycroft, Participant in the ‘Living Lab’ experiment and member of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre’s Youth Brains Trust.
Nicole, Participant in the ‘Living Lab’ experiment.
Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre (http://www.yawcrc.org.au/)
danah boyd’s website (http://www.danah.org/)
danah boyd’s speech at South By Southwest 2012 (http://www.danah.org/papers/talks/2012/SXSW2012.html)
Amanda Third’s profile (http://www.uws.edu.au/ics/people/researchers/amanda_third)
Writer and documentary maker Jon Ronson returns for another 5 part series of fascinating stories shedding light on the human condition.
Eleanor Longden started to hear voices in her head when she was at university and was diagnosed as a schizophrenic - a label she totally rejects. Now she is a high achieving academic. What started the voices and how did she get to a point where she not only lives happily with the voices that still exist but also works with others who have the same experience? With contributions from writer Graham Linehan and comedian Josie Long.
Producer: Laura Parfitt and Simon Jacobs An Unique production for BBC Radio 4.
We are taught that happiness is an unalienable right and we strive for it for our entire lives. So why is the search for contentment leaving many of us worried and anxious?
It’s tempting to act as your own lawyer, to argue your own cause. Who better to defend your position than you? This week, stories of pro se defenses: some brilliant, some disastrous. A man fakes his way into an insane asylum by pretending to be crazy, and then can’t argue his way back out. And another man uses vigilante justice to defend his sister’s honor, using a strategy he didn’t know he had in him.