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Talking about choice
Schizophrenia Ireland, 2006 (1.4MB)
Historically, the mentally ill of Ireland were housed in large psychiatric hospitals - the buildings of which, in many cases, started life as Workhouses or Poorhouses (Robbins 1986). In the latter part of the twentieth century, great hopes for improvement were raised with the publication of “Planning for the Future” (Department of Health, 1984), which suggested changes to the way in which services were delivered, as well as the hope of legislative reform click to download

Your Choice: Lifestyle, Medication and Recovery
Schizophrenia Ireland, 2005 (392k)
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness characterised by disturbances in a person’s thoughts, perceptions, emotions and behaviour. It affects approximately one in every hundred people worldwide and first onset commonly occurs in adolescence or early adulthood, although it can also occur later in life. click to download

Supporting and empowering family members
Schizophrenia Ireland, 2005 (1.1MB)
EUFAMI is a European network of family organisations promoting the interests and well-being of people with mental illness and their family carers. This presentation provides information on the training programmes for: Family & Friends; People with Experience of Mental Illness; and Health and Social Care Professionals. click to download

Towards Recovery
Schizophrenia Ireland, 2003 (1.1MB)
Principles of good practice in the treatment, care, rehabilitation and recovery of people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and related mental disorders. click to download

Supporting Life: Suicide Prevention
Schizophrenia Ireland, 2005 (944k)
The document discusses the historical context of suicide prevention in Ireland, mental health services and national mental health policy, suicide and schizophrenia, dealing with suicidal thoughts and the personal story of a person with schizophrenia who attempted suicide. click to download

From Neglect to Respect
Irish Mental Health Coalition, 2007 (180k)
Mental health is central to the human, social and economic capital of nations and should therefore be considered as an integral and essential part of other public policy areas such as human rights, social care, education and employment. click to download

Public Policy, Poverty and Mental Illness
Schizophrenia Ireland, 2005 (800k)
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness characterised by disturbances in a person’s thoughts, perceptions, emotions and behaviour. It affects approximately one in every hundred people worldwide, and there are an estimated 39,000 people with schizophrenia in Ireland alone. click to download

 
     
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