1. Guilty Except for Insanity: Maddening Journeys through an Asylum


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    Director Jan Haaken, a professor of psychology, goes behind the scenes of the Oregon State Hospital, the location of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, and recounts the stories of real patients who enter this famous hospital for the criminally insane. As patients and staff try to make sense of each juncture in the road, from getting arrested and surviving the wards to reentering the community, their stories reveal the craziness of an American system where you have to commit a crime to get psychiatric help. The documentary probes this maddening world through the eyes of those locked inside the system and uncovers deeper psychological truths about the human need for care and connection, as well as for freedom.

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    • Jill Copeland visits the Community Learning Disability Team in Leeds


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      Jill Copeland visits the Community Learning Disability Team in Leeds.

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      • Practicing Listening in San Salvador's Central Market (in Spanish)


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        Irene Ventura, a vendor at the huge Mercado Central in San Salvador, tells how she is putting into practice what she learned at two two-hour workshops in Focusing, Listening and Nonviolent Communication that were given in July of 2009: TRANSLATION: My name is Marta Irene Ventura. I understand that, yes, there are still people who care about us. Sometimes we thought we had been forgotten because we didn’t have any value to anyone.These trainings have helped us to feel important. For me, they have helped in the sense that I have practiced listening.  And taking a breath before responding. Sometimes one talks and doesn’t want anybody else to talk; at that time it’s good to listen to what the other person is feeling. Also it’s helped with my family because I didn’t used to share much with them, but now I do, and I like listening to them, and respect their ideas. If they want to listen to music, I let them, or if they need my help washing I help them. Sometimes they ask me to cook a certain thing, and I cook it for them, and each time, I feel it has helped a lot. And here in the Market, with my neighbors, it has also helped, because we all have different personalities, everyone has different opinions, and sometimes it’s good to listen to their ideas, because if we all thought the same way, everyday life wouldn’t be fun. And in that way I’ve learned a lot, because I look at them, and we’re all different, we all act in different ways, but myself, I try to act in best way I can. Sometimes one makes mistakes, because one always makes mistakes, but now it’s less. Before I would get mad, I would blow up, I would offend people, and now I say, no, that’s not good. . I also like it when people listen to me. If I am with someone who can’t listen, who isn’t paying attention, I just stay quiet. I feel proud to have known the people I met in the trainings, like Beatrice, because I feel she taught me a lot, things that I had never encountered or tried to understand, because one is always busy with work, work, work, and one never takes a moment for oneself. Sometimes it is very important to take time for ones own self, saying “I’m going to do this for me.. I want to feel that I am important.” That helps me a lot, and I’d like it to continue. The workshops were organized by Melba Jiménez, who at the time was an administrator in the Mercado. She organized three different workshops for her fellow administrators, the rent collectors, and the vendors. Workshops were taught by Certified Focusing Trainer Beatrice Blake, assisted by Yara Jiménez. A series of trainings was also given at the Consejo Nacional de Salud Mental and at Sendas para la Mujer, a spiritual peer-counseling group in San Salvodor. Find out more at www.focusingnvc.com.

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        • Steven Tierney: We Teach You How to Ask the Questions


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          Steven Tierney, a professor of counseling psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), discusses the teaching philosophy and classroom experience of CIIS' therapy programs. Tierney is chair of the Community Mental Health program, which is one of five concentrations at CIIS that lead to a master of arts in counseling psychology.

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          • Virtual Tour


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            Take a virtual tour of our services with this approximately 20 minute video!

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            • Minding Our Bodies


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              Minding Our Bodies is a project to increase capacity within the community mental health system in Ontario to promote active living and healthy eating for people with serious mental illness to support recovery. Our provincial mental and physical health promotion program serves as an “incubator” to help mental health service providers in Ontario, together with community partners, develop and deliver evidence-based physical activity and healthy eating programs, improve access to local resources, and promote social inclusion. For more information, visit www.mindingourbodies.ca.

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              • Connecting Mates & Mentors: cohealth Australia


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                Everyone needs a mate. cohealth community mental health's innovative Connecting Mates & Mentors program brings two people with something to gain from each other together to learn, have fun and grow in understanding. One suffers from mental illness. Watch this and see how it works, and what it means to be a very special mate.

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                • Bridging the Gap


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                  This is a documentary following Jessica Drahos, a bright, outgoing woman with autism. Bridging the Gap takes us through how technology impacts her community and helps her remain independent.

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                  • Trauma Informed Care in Wisconsin


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                    Presentation by Tim Grove and Elizabeth Hudson for the Community Mental Health Seminar series. March 30th

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                    • Caring for People with Mental Health Issues in Different Settings


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                      Presentation by Jim Kubicek and Thomas Heinrich for the Community Mental Health Seminar series.: March 16th

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