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9 May 2013
Reporter Steven Turner
Radio Interview with
Rob Ramjan CEO SFNSW
Schizophrenia has been largely considered an illness that only affects the mind, but the physical health of its sufferers is also a major public concern. Australians with schizophrenia are 50 per cent more likely to die from a heart attack, 20 per cent more likely to get cancer, and have a lifespan 25 years shorter than the average Australian.
7 May 2013 Wagga
story by Caleb Taylor
LIVING with schizophrenia doesn't stop Matt Sainty from jogging 4-5 kilometres every day. Nor does it stop him from holding down a serious job or from getting a biotechnology degree from RMIT University in Melbourne. All it means is Matt has to manage the mental health condition through a combination of medication and lifestyle choices in the same way a diabetic has to manage their condition.
The homeless of the inner-city: A snapshot 2013. Survey by Sydney-based charity, Exodus Foundation& Macquarie Uni reveals 55% of Sydney's homeless are suffering from a diagnosed mental illness. Rev Bill Crews said “If any other part of the community suffered to this extent there would be demands for government intervention.” Read full report...
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Trailer for "OPEN DIALOGUE," a documentary about an alternative Finnish approach to healing psychosis which is achieving the best results in the world... more ...
Stephen Fry: The secret life of the manic depressive (2 part Emmy Award-winning documentary) Stephen embarks on an emotional journey to meet fellow sufferers, and discuss the literal highs and lows of being bi-polar. Celebrities such as Robbie Williams, Carrie Fisher and Richard Dreyfuss, and ordinary people invite the comedian into their home to relate their stories. Fascinating, moving and ultimately very entertaining
What do schizophrenic delusions feel like? What is the impact on the person's loved ones? Richard Glover spoke with Dr Ian Hickie, Exec Dir Brain & Mind Research Institute at Sydney Uni
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A wide range of mental health services are available throughout NSW through Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW.