Typical answers to the question, “What was the most interesting part of today’s meeting?”
How many famous people have a mental illness
Listening to the videos and the presenter
The discussion about hope
Learning about Anxiety Disorder
Sharing information and talking with other people
Watching the video. I was able to get tips on having Hope and taking actions
Talking about hope, loneliness and finding a job. Learning to accept having lost connection with my daughter and wife.
Listening to others.
Talking to someone who is dealing with mental illness constructively.
The positive idea that there is a medication to treat my illness.
Discussing how to have hope: seeing this as just a period of growth and recovery and that others have also been through this and there is light on the other side.
Learning about things I can do to avoid isolation.
Relating to like minds and being with people who are all trying to be accepted in the community and do something with their lives rather than being squashed.
Learnt why loneliness happens and what to do about it.
Being provided with a different perspective on mental health and having the opportunity to discuss issues with someone who has personal experience of mental illness.
The statistics about mental illness
The Medication video
Leaning about childhood trauma
Talking out your problems
Mindfulness Video and Fact Sheet
Conversation about how to fix problems
Understanding of the functioning of the brain as an organ and the interpretation of mental illness and drug addiction
The people who talked about their mental illness.
Highlighted two problems of mine and will help with my speech anxiety
Finding out about Black Dog depression and how it affects people’s lives
Ruby Wax Video as I related to her a lot (also Mission Australia)!
I got to know about CBT and also know that mental illness can be overcome.
The stories of the people with the same problems as me
Realising what a panic attack feels like/is.
The funny video and information about panic attacks.
Understanding more about my schizophrenia and how I can cope with my illness
People’ s experiences with Bipolar and other disorders.