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American Psychiatric Association lobbies FDA to electro shock children

American Psychiatric Association Lobbies FDA to Electroshock Children

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Restraint must be an absolute last resort

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The numbers Labour did NOT want you to see on TV this morning – and why

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This morning I had the privilege to be at the special conference for the announcement of the result of the leadership contest between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith.

As you will know by now, the result was emphatic, with Corbyn gaining a decisive 61.8% share (313,209/506,438/654,006) of the votes in spite of the efforts to weed out around 250,000 mostly Corbyn supporters by suspensions, expulsions and simply not sending them a ballot.

But there was a significant little passage of events that you will have missed. I was seated directly behind deputy leader Tom Watson and party General Secretary Iain McNicol, within easy touching distance (if I had wished:

wp_20160924_001Iain McNicol looking positively underwhelmed at Labour’s overwhelming democratic choice

As he prepared to read the results, NEC Chair Paddy Lillis said he would read out the overall result but would also show the results by voting constituency (full members, supporters…

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Bedlam: the asylum and beyond

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I will not accept my expulsion from the Labour Party

Observations from a Third Camp perspective

Please support the Stop the Labour Purge campaign acting on behalf of all witch-hunted socialists in the Party

I have been informed today that I have been expelled from the Labour Party after a total of 35 years of Party membership and in spite of being Chair of Broxtowe Constituency Labour Party.

This follows an anonymous complaint about me to the Party. I don’t know what has led anyone to complain to the Party about me. I cannot believe that it comes from anyone in my constituency party where inclusiveness and comradely respect is genuinely shown by all party members. I am very grateful for the quick statement of support made by all of my fellow officers of Broxtowe CLP.

I am told that I am expelled because of I am an ‘active supporter of the AWL’ .

The AWL publishes a very useful and educative paper Solidarity and I welcome…

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2016

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Suicide, in my experience, is so often a part of therapy.  A client might seek help because they recoginse suicidal feelings in themselves or they may have already made one or more attempts to end their lives.  They might also seek help because someone close to them has made or even completed an attempt to end their own lives.

A client who had feelings about ending their own life might not have any intention of actually doing so but be frightened that if they express any thoughts at all about suicide this might be treated as an intention to harm themselves immediately.  This is one of the many reasons I try and provide a safe and calm space for clients to explore the feelings they are experiencing and listen carefully to what the thoughts and feelings mean to them.

I read recently something a friend of mine shared on Facebook…

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Emma Nielsen – Mind your ‘C’s and ‘S’s: The Language of Self-harm and Suicide (and why it matters)

IMH Blog (Nottingham)

We all say things that we don’t mean sometimes. Perhaps the time that you snapped at the end of a long day or said that deliberately hurtful comment in the heat of an argument. Sometimes these instances are easily recognisable (perhaps easily apologised for). However, often our language conveys more subtle messages as well. Even everyday expressions may carry connotations we have not considered and speak to ideas we don’t condone. The words we use when we talk about self-harm and suicide show just that; while our language can convey compassion, provide hope, empowerment and optimism, we can also unwittingly express messages that divide and stigmatise.

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I’m definitely guilty of this – while I may not like to admit it, my undergraduate notes are littered with phrases that now make me uneasy. Far from meaning to be impertinent, I was passionate about battling the silence and taboo surrounding mental health…

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Suicide Awareness Week

Please note that this post contains statistics and information about suicide that may be triggering.

Source: Suicide Awareness Week

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Time to Change- World Suicide Prevention Day 10 September 2016

“For World Suicide Prevention Day tomorrow, I am sharing my story here. I hope that it will help others to better understand the effects of trauma, and to empathise with those like me whose experiences led them into severe mental distress that made them to want to end their lives.”

Read Carole’s #WSPD16 blog: http://bit.ly/2cKl1gV

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EDP: Norfolk and Suffolk mental health boss under fire over ‘unexpected deaths’

Source: EDP: Norfolk and Suffolk mental health boss under fire over ‘unexpected deaths’

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