NationalDayofAction

Dunedin event - National Day of Action Against Rape Culture

Gathering Against Rape and Victim Blaming

Museum Lawn, Dunedin
Saturday, 16th November, 11am - 1pm.

Due to the recent events in the North Island we have decided to come together and make a stand. A stand against victim blaming, and rape culture.

We will have speakers, musicians, face painting and signs!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/384987511604224/?notif_t=plan_user_joined

For more information contact Rape Crisis Dunedin (03) 474 1592 rcrisis@xtra.co.nz

youtube

On Wednesday, October 29, students started to gather in front of Low Memorial Library on the campus of Columbia University in carrying around mattresses and pillows to end sexual and domestic violence.

Students “Carry that weight” to end sexual violence

On Wednesday, October 29, students started to gather in front of Low Memorial Library on the campus of Columbia University in carrying around mattresses and pillows. It was a part of movement “Carry that weight” on National Day of Action to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Survivors, elected officials, and allies shared their stories and called on Columbia University and all schools to support survivors and adopt meaningful reform. (Read More)

"People don’t seem to realize that males get raped too. It less common but it happens."
#carrythatweight
“Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth and it happens every few minutes. The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate women about how to defend themselves. What really needs to be done is teaching men not to rape. Go to the source and start there.”
#nationaldayofaction
www.carryingtheweighttogether.com

youtube

New PSA from NAMI and the cast of “Please Like Me” reading stories from You Are Not Alone

“Please Like Me” is an Australian comedy following the life of character Josh Thomas who is just trying to find his way after his mother’s suicide attempt and diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

You can help by signing the petition at www.Takepart.com/PleaseLikeMe

and

Join NAMI’s National Day of Action with #Act4MentalHealth

People  with mental illness are not getting the proper care in this country.. Many people that are mentally ill can’t help themselves.  They can only be admitted to a mental facility without their consent if they are a threat to themselves or to others.  This law doesn’t allow families to help their loved ones to get the proper care.  Do they have to hurt somone or themselves? Do they have to be homeless? Inorder to get help. This is insane. Even mental health professionals if they  believe a patient would benefit  from inpatient care at a hospital, they have to show that this person is a threat to themselves or to somone else.  When a person is admitted to a mental health care facility the average stay is 3 to 7 days. At that point they are let go as an out patient. Even if a patient would benefit from a longer stay. A number of  health care professionals that I have spoken to in major hospitals such as Weil Cornel and McClean have expressed that the mental health care in this country is at a crisis level.