The NSW State Election – What About Mental Health?


The Problems With Having All These Non Government Organisations Is The Problems They Create For Common People.

We see such a long list of the not for profit sector doing the work of the government agencies because they just don’t have enough time and are so over loaded.

Well, I am sorry but if you are paid to do a job then it makes sense you are doing it, if you have a mission statement then possibly you would act under that statement or even under the laws in place.

Perhaps the law could actually be acted on in many instances and other common place problems would not exist in such proportions within our society.

Being conductive to a good society means that all citizens are treated equally and that discrimination is not out of control and indeed is punishable by the current laws.

NGO’s such as the one listed below are the organisations acting on anonymous reporting and freely mention that their work revolves around this activity.

http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/kts/guidelines/roles/ngo.htm

Meanwhile we see Federal and State Government attacking the vulnerable and placing domestic violence victims on welfare cards and blaming the violent behaviour on drug and alcohol addictions paid for with welfare. This shows how victims are placed into categories and further violated by the government.

As the PM jets off to a party for a Liberal Donor $$$$ we are told our lifestyles are too extreme. While he threatens our homes and our very existence blaming and shaming, he holds a glass of champagne up to the Mining Magnates.

Cuts to this service and cuts to that service because poor people use it. Yet the article shows where they get money from and what they spend your tax dollars on, and it is certainly not on the vulnerable or domestic violence victims housing.

Effectively what government has done is hand over responsibility to NGO’s for human services and contracted other third parties to undertake the dirty works, in every department. The agencies hence are not even doing their jobs.


Mental health patients facing cuts to crucial services amid funding uncertainty: experts

Thousands of Australians seeking help for mental health problems face growing uncertainty because federal funding for hundreds of contracts has not been guaranteed after June 30.

Seventy mental health groups, including Mental Health Australia, Headspace, and the Black Dog Institute have written an open letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Health Minister Sussan Ley.

The letter reads: “We have not received any definitive advice regarding the future of programs.”

“Some agencies have indicated that without this advice, they will have to give staff notice of termination of employment in a matter of days.

“This ongoing uncertainty is causing a huge disruption to organisations and increasingly, deep anxiety amongst the people they serve.”

The National Mental Health Commission has completed a major review of the mental health sector, which is currently with Ms Ley but no date has been set for its release.

One provider, the MindSpot Clinic, already told patients free online and telephone support may not be available after April 15 due to funding uncertainty.

MindSpot is a free service for Australian adults with stress, worry, anxiety, low mood or depression.

MindSpot director Professor Nick Titov said the uncertainty is concerning for both staff and patients.

The service has helped 30,000 people and is seeing 300 to 400 new people each week, half of them from rural and regional areas where there are no face-to-face mental health services.

Registered nurse Angela Govan, based in Townsville, Queensland, was suffering from anxiety and depression when she went online to look for help.

She told the ABC having access to a therapist through MindSpot was a lifeline.

“The counsellor was fantastic … I couldn’t have got through the course without that contact,” she said.

“It made a huge difference and I now have the skills to keep that anxiety under control.”

Funding to be finalised soon: Minister

Ms Ley says the Government is finalising immediate funding arrangements as part of its commitment to give mental health organisations certainty as soon as possible.

“In my consultations with mental health organisations, I have been highly conscious of the need for certainty and we’re committed to working with the sector to continue delivering frontline services to those who need it,” Ms Ley said.

She said the report would be released soon.

Mental Health Australia chief executive Frank Quinlan said the sector needed clarification on funding and hoped the Prime Minister and Health Minister acted quickly to resolve the issue.

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-24/mental-health-patients-facing-cuts-to-crucial-services/6342530


What Is Happening Within The Current Mental Health System?

Well they can Schedule you if you really go apeshit.

Then when they realise you are not nuts, just a victim of child abuse or domestic violence, you have to sign a Voluntary agreement.

Then while you are in the hospital they will drug you with something like Seroquel, if you are allergic or have some kind of severe adverse reaction to be drugged out of your mind, they will never admit they did this to you and God help you if you have no one around to tell you that the drug is fucking up your brain and you are appearing brain damaged.

Meanwhile, the system will bring in everyone from Police to DoCS/FaCS doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists (the best the country has to offer) will tell you to keep taking the drug even though they have had no prior knowledge of who you are they have their data bases to tell you everything about you, including that you have to stay drugged.

When you turn around and wake up to the fact you were drugged, you could have been raped and beaten, been through numerous court cases, lost your rental property and your children have been legally removed by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services.

Your own actual legal problems that you attended the police for will effectively have been dumped because you will be called a person who does not come “In Good Faith” it seems that the services are all acting in good faith even if it is designed to destroy you and break up your family while everyone in the local and state government sector who becomes involved with you says your crazy.

My advice to women is to guard yourself, victims are not welcomed in mental health settings and are often drugged instead of the legal issues dealt with. Domestic Violence is a crime and the police are the only ones who can charge someone with DV if you want to get out of it.

Mental Health is not a system designed for people who do not fit the medical model. It is a system for Bi Polar and for Schizophrenia if you have a boring old PD you need to fix yourself. I have been repeatedly told this.

We have a system that wants to talk but not act on any information such as coming forward about paedophiles. The truth is mental health has records from abuse victims from the time they come into contact with the service. Why are these records not then used by police to start putting the people who cause so much destruction to our communities, away in gaols.

They use your mental health records at DoCS to remove your child in courts even though you have loved your child and looked after them often with greater care than a non victim because you are always aware of what is out there.

Why are records used against the victim not the perpetrator and how does a person going to a mental health service have any control of what is being written by the professional as an opinionated opinion? They don’t really know you. What about when the professional fails to write down what you have disclosed? Why would a professional not write down the name of the paedophile you exposed? Are they rules about that sort of thing?

Don’t go to mental health it is not providing the service you are made to believe it is.

Better to fight back at these systems who have disempowered you and your children.

Better to make friends with someone you think is having a rough time.

This is the whole of the issue, the breakdown of our families and our social interactions with others.

So many pschologists are dissatisfied with the system, and half of them are so crazy themselves they could do with the counselling.

The whole thing is set up to backfire on the clients, the unsuspecting client (who is obviously so sick they are asking for help) doesn’t even know the depth of what can happen to them by government civil servants.

People need to support people and stay away from pretend government services. At the end of the day all you have is yourself and your ability to step outside your door.

A real psychiatric facility system in Australia would have much greater governance and care attached to it if it was totally wholistic, and that is not hard to achieve, will provide jobs in mainstream and alternate sectors and support people who are ill. With abuse cases, mental health is the first stop to sorting the mess out, they should be working with the police to find out who the attacker was and remains, even in historical cases.

These agencies should be working together to help the people in the communities but instead they label victims troublemakers and by further abusing them medically and legally they send people insane. They then suicide or they end up homeless, or they live life in a dissociated state wondering how the hell the perpetrators have got off so much better than the victim themselves has, yet we are still told to come forward. Why?

Untill this is fixed there will be NO GOOD FAITH in the mental health system, there are serious flaws with criminal implications, I may have been sexually abused as a child and that has affected my neural connections but I am not fucking stupid.

Time to end the madness and reopen the psych centres that way you will catch the bad guys and the good people will be set free of the mental trauma they have been made to be persecuted by, simply for speaking out to some professional person they have trusted in.


 

But Wait Because There Is So Much More To The Inconsistency Of The Australian Government

Another Day in Paradise

‘plz help me..’Photo Courtesy of: ABC-TV

I HAD PLANNED to write about something completely different today. But a short, desperate, email from a young stranger changed all that.

I can’t get it out of my mind. It makes a mockery out of some of the pious bullshit that emanates from Canberra. And, just to share the blame and guilt, a mockery of some of the platitudes from pulpits and government departments.

It also makes expressions like ‘lifestyle choices’ sound downright obscene.

The letter from a young mother from a small community in this ‘lucky country’ graphically sums up, in a few words, one of the greatest scandals that has been buried for decades and is still being pussy-footed around by state and territory governments.

I’m talking about the sexual abuse of young indigenous girls and boys.  Little kids being raped by drunken brothers and fathers and uncles and cousins.  Few get reported and even less see the attacker behind bars.

fear of retribution

And when mothers try to protect their kids they themselves are often bashed senseless and live in a twilight world too scared to complain in  fear of retribution.

The  latest cry for help goes like this:

Dear Darren.

My name is xxxxx and I would like to start off with I love the work you do. I’m a young aboriginal woman in a small community that seems to hide the filthy pedos… My young 13-yr-old has been sexual abused from a 33yr old drunk man, and what make this even sick he knew my daughter had a disability and his mother want me to sweep it under the carpet like they do here but I’m fed up with the threats and my poor daughter had to move away from this town and leave all her friends behind plz help me…’

You can only imagine what solitary hell a young mother is going through when she writes to a total stranger with a ‘plz help me..’

I will try to find out more about where this happened but don’t hold out much hope that justice will prevail. Nothing out of the ordinary, right? Goes on all the time… barely worth reporting…

It’s a lifestyle choice…

DH

http://www.humanheadline.com.au/hinch-says/another-day-in-paradise


PM Tony Abbott Flies On Taxpayer-Funded Jet To Liberal Donor’s Birthday Bash At Huntingdale Golf Club

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Mining magnate Paul Marks with Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Picture: TONY GOUGH

Mining magnate Paul Marks with Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Picture: TONY GOUGH Source: Supplied

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott used a taxpayer-funded RAAF plane to fly to Melbourne, where he attended the birthday party of mining millionaire and big Liberal donor Paul Marks.

Mr Abbott joined about 45 people for the birthday party at the exclusive Huntingdale Golf Club on Sunday night.

He started the day in Brisbane and flew to Sydney for the NSW Liberal election campaign launch with Premier Mike Baird before flying with a small group aboard the RAAF VIP plane to Melbourne.

Once he arrived at Huntingdale, the PM shed his tie and mingled with guests, enjoying crayfish and aged Wagyu beef with a glass of chardonnay. He also gave a speech in honour of Mr Marks.

His office defended the use of the VIP plane, with a spokesman advising: “The Prime Minister had other work-related engagements in Melbourne on Sunday. All travel was undertaken within the rules.’’

He did not answer questions on what the work engagements were.

Mr Marks is a major financial supporter of the Liberal Party.

Australian Electoral Commission returns shows he personally donated $250,000 to the federal Liberal Party in 2013-14, while his company, Nimrod Resources Limited, donated a further $500,000.

Mining magnate Paul Marks with Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Picture: TONY GOUGH

Mining magnate Paul Marks with Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Picture: TONY GOUGH

Mr Marks declined to answer questions about the party, saying “yeah, so?’’ when the Herald Sun contacted him.

“When you have a birthday party it is a private affair. I don’t have any comment about anything,’’ he said.

Assistant Defence Minister Stuart Robert, who is based in Queensland, was also at the intimate gathering. He too gave a speech.

Mr Robert’s spokesman said: “Stuart was at a private function and if he attends a ­private function and there are travel costs involved, he pays for himself. No public money was expended on this private trip.’’

Independent senator Nick Xenophon said the use of the VIP plane was inappropriate if the private function was the primary reason for Mr Abbott’s visit to Melbourne.

“The Prime Minister needs to justify the expense to the Australian taxpayer, and if the justification doesn’t pass the pub test then he or the Liberal Party need to refund the cost of the VIP (plane),’’ he said.

The RAAF maintains several jets for Mr Abbott and senior ministers and VIPs, such as the Governor-General, to use.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s taxpayer-funded RAAF VIP plane.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s taxpayer-funded RAAF VIP plane.

The most recent Schedule of Special Purpose flights, which details the costs of the use of the jets, shows it costs about $4000 an hour to run.

The aircraft was used to bring Mr Abbott back to Canberra from Melbourne yesterday morning.

Staff at the Huntingdale Golf Club told the Herald Sun that Mr Abbott was “relaxed and friendly” at the function.

Seafood, including crayfish, featured heavily on the menu, and sparkling wine was circulated with the hors-d’oeuvres.

The club’s waiting staff, including one woman who posed for happy snaps with Mr Abbott and Mr Marks, talked excitedly about meeting the PM.

The golf club remained open to members during the function.

Security provided for Mr Abbott was discreet.

Last August, Mr Abbott was criticised after he told Coalition MPs he was running late because he had to schedule a last-minute visit to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne to justify taking the VIP plane down for a Liberal Party fundraiser.

ellen.whinnett@news.com.au

Originally published as Tony Abbott’s very important party trip

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