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Don’t miss The Sunnyboy…coming soon to a screen near you

Don’t miss The Sunnyboy…coming soon to a screen near you

Melissa Sweet October 30, 2013 1 Comment

As I write this, I can hear Jeremy Oxley pounding out “I’m alone with you tonight” (in my mind, anyway).  His voice and the songs of the Sunnyboys were part of my growing up. Oxley’s struggles with schizophrenia and his rediscovery of the joys of music are profiled in a moving documentary, The Sunnyboy, which […]

What is the evidence on involuntary treatment for people with schizophrenia?

Melissa Sweet February 22, 2013 1 Comment

Are our policies and laws leading to treatment delays for people with schizophrenia? It seems so, suggests a review of the evidence around involuntary treatment orders, conducted by the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research and Schizophrenia Research Institute. *** Time for a rethink around involuntary treatment for people with schizophrenia Dr Anne-marie Boxall writes: […]

A poet, schizophrenia and a compelling tale

A poet, schizophrenia and a compelling tale

Melissa Sweet November 11, 2009

Sandy Jeffs is an award winning poet who has recently released a memoir, Flying with Paper Wings, which, amongst other things, tells her story of living with schizophrenia. Here she shares with Croakey readers some of the background to the book and her writing of it: