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  • The Cairn - At The Cairn we write, advise, promote and publish on mental illness awareness issues, self-harm, recovery and the role of the carer.
    The first publications are on living with and learning to manage mental illness and give a rare insight into mental illness - insight from both the patient and her carer. Both books highlight the importance of good psychiatric treatment, support and self - management as being vital aids to recovery and mental health stability.
    'The Naked Bird Watcher' by Suzy Johnston, ISBN 0954809203.
    'To Walk on Eggshells' by Jean Johnston, ISBN 0954809211.
    Available from books shops, internet books sites or - at a discount if bought together - from The Cairn. The Royal College of Psychiatrists' President, Mike Shooter, believes the books to be the first ever publications on a mental illness from both patient and carer.

  • Mental Health Nurse - This site is dedicated to promoting knowledge and experience within mental health nursing. The site will regularly be updated with articles and links within the field of Mental Health Nursing.

  • Richard McLean - This is my first published autobiographical art book about my experience with beating schizophrenia. You can also download a 5 part series of the book, kindly made available for educational purposes, by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. This resource may be good for people who do not have the capacity or patience to read, and would like to experience the book.

  • Mental Health Clients for Wellness Recovery - Mental Health Clients for Wellness and Recovery is implementing direct advocacy activities: to implement programs and systems that empower Mental Health Clients (direct consumers) to directly advocate for the improvement of our regional health services programs (s); and to advocate regional service providers for improved and appropriate mental health services.

  • Center for Mental Health Services - SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.

  • Center for Quality Assessment and Improvement in Mental Health, CQAIMH - Based at the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital, CQAIMH develops and tests methods to evaluate the quality of mental health care. Inventory of mental health quality measures. Useful to clinicians, care managers, payers, services researchers, and others involved in the assessment and improvement of mental health care. Provides a Consumer Guide to Obtaining Quality Mental Health Care.

  • KennedyMD Consulting - KennedyMD Consulting provides materials related to treatment planning, including books, blank forms, and questionnaires (Kennedy Axis V and Kennedy Nurses Observation Scale for Inpatient Evaluation). These materials can be very useful when developing Master Treatment Plans, Nursing Care Plans, and/or integrating Nursing Care Plans into Master Treatment Plans. The questionnaires can help organize plans and track outcome of treatment. The Kennedy Axis V is being translated into Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Slovak and Spanish.

  • National Institute of Mental Health - Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of various mental illnesses. Included are brochures and information sheets, reports, press releases, fact sheets, and other educational materials.

  • National Mental Health Association - Dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illnesses through advocacy, education, research and service. News, event calendar, position statements, history, mental health facts, donation information.

  • Panic and Psychosis - Hi! I'm Kathryn O'Neill, and this site is based on my experiences with panic disorder, psychosis as well as talking about my experiences in psychiatric wards, dealing with the mental health system, and I also talk about how to cure panic attacks!

  • Shame in group psychotherapy - This website explores the nature of the shame experience, focusing particularly on shame in group psychotherapy.

  • Sign Post Journal - Working together towards a better service and improved quality of life for people with dementia, older people with mental health problems, and their carers.


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