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This weekend on 6pr.com.au overnight July 4,5 2009 noon New York time, midnight in Perth. 6 hrs of live talk

My Twitter is @perthtones follow me for links to amazing folk and info
My Twitter is @perthtones follow me for links to amazing folk and info

I’m looking forward to the show ( click here to listen and click “listen live” button), with listener Bev coming to help with the phones and Peta                              ( @miss_peetie on twitter ) as our live guest.

Our good friends in Kansas City Amy ( @abeeliever on twitter ) will be listening in and mayjoin in by phone after her epic walk in Chicago last weekend to raise awareness of suicide prevention. ( see Amy’s blog  unavitabella.wordpress.com )

Randy ( @scooprandell ) and Susanne ( @bydezin ) are likely to be listening in from Independence VA and Phoenix Az.

A shoutout too to activist friends like Susanne @susanneure of Amnesty in Canada.

My Twitter is @perthtones follow me for links to amazing folk and info

A special hello too, to friends in the Middle East, more than 70 followers form Iran. My message remains the same, lift the voices of the moderates on all sides and deny oxygen the extremists on all sides. If the peaceful majority stay silent the angry men of all races hold the field.

I’ve had several people here in Perth and in the US contact me recently with loved ones close to the end of their tether because of mentall inllness, poverty and loneliness.

Having been in the state nine years ago, I know there’s no magic pill, no wand to wave and no affirmation strong enough  to make it all better.

here’s some very helpful (free) audio that can help calm and resettle the troubled mind

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Relax and destress with Guided imagery meditation – it’s free, it works and it’s fun to make your own

But we CAN SURVIVE, I have, Amy has and you or your loved one can too. Join me here in fututre and on air as we collect tips from people who’ve battled illness on how they got through and how to navigate the health system, bureacracy and legal problems.

My first tip for those in mental ( and often with accompanying physical ) pain is to use breathing and mind calming for panic and re-centring to just get through.

When you get through use at least some of your “well” time to do things that sustain you in terms of social contact, physical exercise, sunshine and decent food.

Relax and destress with Guided imagery meditation – it’s free, it works and it’s fun to make your own

When you do hit speed bumps in future, the seemingly unnecessary meditation or other good things you’ve done will reduce the severity and duration of future illnesses.

There are major challenges for us all in reducing the suicide rate and the suffering from mental illness.

Step 1 support those who are very ill as they just get through the day/night

Step 2 check with peers and support groups for first hand advice on the best help available.

Please join me on air by calling +61 8 92211882 or tweet me at @perthtones with your number so I can call you back.

Please check back here and at mentalmedia.wordpress.com as I and others build resourcress and an advocacy base that is by and for ” mental health consumers”  ( I hate that term – the real consumers are the so-called health service providors who actuall get the tax money )

Tomorrow’s show is important, Mental health advocate Carolyn Fisher will take your questions live as a survey is taken on what to do about the crisis in mental health services in Western Australia.

click the link below before July 7 to have your say.

HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE FUTURE OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN WA * DEADLINE * 10 July 2009.

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