Posts in the ‘Trauma’ Category

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA FOR SENIORS

The use of medical marijuana is becoming more prevalent globally.  The conversation has already begun here in Australia.   People have many questions that need answering and here is a good start.  This helps to dispel some of the myths and issues around stigma and the ‘harms’ of cannabis.  Well worth a read, especially as our

14 Common Misconceptions About People Who Go to Therapy

By Sahaj Kohli Senior Contributors Editor, HuffPost MCMILLAN DIGITAL ART VIA GETTY IMAGES 13k No one ever hears a friend say “I have a doctor’s appointment” and immediately thinks that they must be rich or weak or crazy. It’s generally the right and less stubborn thing to see a professional when our body is injured or feels “atypical.” But

Busting the myths about suicide by Vijay Singh (SANE Australia)

Busting the myths about suicide  Vijay Singh   Suicide is a big issue. While it only accounts for a small percentage of deaths (around 1.9%), more people lose their lives to suicide than to road accidents, industrial accidents, and homicides combined. Around 2800 Australians take their own life each year; an average of almost 8

SIXTY-FIVE DRUG POLICY FALLACIES by Julian Buchanan

JULIAN BUCHANAN DRUG POLICY, HUMAN RIGHTS & HARM REDUCTION SIXTY-FIVE DRUG POLICY FALLACIES “HAVE YOU BEEN LYING TO US ABOUT ‘DRUGS’?” Drug law and policy has its roots in fear, ignorance, racism and vested interest and sadly, little has changed over the decades. Drug discourse continues to be shaped more by punitive populism, isolated tragic incidents and

The real reason some people become addicted to drugs – dispelling the myths

Author Mike Robinson Assistant Professor of Psychology, Wesleyan University Disclosure statement Mike Robinson has previously received funding from the National Center for Responsible Gaming. Why do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted. It’s difficult to explain how drug addiction develops over time. To