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Survivor to help improve mental health

Ivamere Nataro
Saturday, July 19, 2014

EDUARDO Vega, a Fulbright specialist from San Francisco in the US, is in the country to discuss ways of improving mental health recovery.

Mr Vega's visit focuses on supporting Fiji's mental health division to adopt recovery-oriented services.

Recovery-oriented practices are being recognised as the best way to help people experiencing mental illness.

This mental recovery program emphasises on the encouragement and the empowerment of psychiatric survivors.

Co-ordinator of the Psychiatric Survivors Association Arishma Nandini said this recovery program focused less on curing signs of mental health distress and placed more emphasis on giving hope and respect to the lives of psychiatric survivors.

Mr Vega, being a psychiatric survivor himself, said most psychiatric patients faced stigma from the community, which discouraged them from openly expressing their uniqueness and ability in society.

He said recovering from mental distress depended on the individual's positive thinking and the support from community members in embracing what these survivors could bring to society.








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