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Stories from New Zealand

Mental Health Commission
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Four Māori kōrero

Talk about their experiences of mental illness
reTHiNK
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reTHiNK - audio stories

Listen to people share their own experiences of hearing voices.
AttitudeLive
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In My Mind: Psychosis

Meet a group of young adults, who share their experiences and how they keep well.
28:36 mins
AttitudeLive
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Glimpse: Ainsley

Ainsley has schizoaffective disorder and dancing is her happy place.
2:54 mins
AttitudeLive
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Lucky, Lucky Me

Chris was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder following drug abuse.
26:10 mins
AttitudeLive
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In My Mind: James

After battling depression and voices in his head, James is going back to work.
28:46 mins
AttitudeLive
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Reverend Imoa

Imoa has Bipolar Disorder a mood disorder that causes extreme highs, and lows.
6:47 mins

Stories from around the world

The EYE Project
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Is anyone else like me?

Stories from young people describing their experiences of psychosis. From The EYE (Engaging Young people Early in mental health and wellbeing for psychosis).
EPI
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Real Life Stories

Stories to watch and read from young people who have experienced psychosis and found help through Early Intervention Services.
3:01 mins
Time To Change
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Time To Change

Young people talk openly about their experiences of psychosis and aim to break down the misconceptions and stigma it carries.
Mind Wick
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Medicating Me [trailer]

A short documentary about psychiatric medication that delves into the grey between that black and white discussion and debate of whether it works or not.
2:08 mins
Mind Wick
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Simon Says: Psychosis

Three young people share their experience of psychosis and how early intervention services helped them ‘journey back from the edge’.
23:44 mins
Like Minds, Like Mine
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Imoa’s story

Imoa’s wife Amelia shares her story of supporting her husband through bipolar disorder.
FamilyGuideProject
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Emerging from fear

A mother describes her journey back from crisis to a balanced family life again.
3:40 mins
FamilyGuideProject
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I've waited my whole life

A family member describes sharing their family story and how it opens up discussion for a whole community just waiting to speak to others.
3:04 mins
Matua Raki
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We are family

We are family: stories of family and whānau affected by someone else's use of alcohol or other drugs.
FamilyGuideProject
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Blinds are opening

A parent shares her view on a new culture developing around mental health.
3:45 mins
FamilyGuideProject
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The Journey Home

This three part documentary explores the experiences of family members supporting people on the road to recovery.
29:48 mins
Kina Families and Addictions Trust
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You're not alone

Family members share stories of the impact of addiction on their life and the lives of their whānau.