Gayness and Mental Health

Ever since I first saw male and female anatomy, I knew which one I preferred. This should never had an impact on my mental health but it did. My gayness is one huge source of strength and gives me permission to flaunt my fabulousness in so many settings today. But bullies at school, casual homophobia […]

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July 30, 2018

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Introducing the Mad Unicorn

The Mad Unicorn is the unofficial mascot of the MadNarrative community and I also use it as my blogging avatar. Like all the MadWriters, we are encouraged to choose an avatar of a animal. My avatar for MadNarrative is a unicorn and I am choosing not to reveal my real name for now. I don’t […]

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July 30, 2018

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Night terrors

Night terrors are a type of intense nightmare involve extreme feet and often jolts of movement and moaning. They are a type of parasomnia like sleep walking. Night terrors are often experienced by children who usually grow out of them. They have also been associated with trauma, especially for people with PTSD. My night terrors […]

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July 3, 2018

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Lived Experience Wanted

MadNarrative is an indepedent initiative funded by Mad Stories and Constructive Alignment Learning. We are always recruiting artists, actors and writers -especially those with lived experience of mental illness. We are an unincoporated association (ABN: 40694246069) and are coordinated by volunteers with significant management experience who share our values. Our Founder and Chair is Dr […]

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May 10, 2018

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Mental Health Animation on Psychosis

As mention in our post last month, the SANE Australia Hocking Fellowship funded several animations with the exact words shared by people across Australia with lived experience of mental illness. In late 2018, the videos will be adapted by SANE Australia for them to use in their education and promotion activites. Find out more about the […]

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Introducing the Mad Magpie

On this community, we encourage our contributors to pick a plant or animal (alive, extinct or mythical) as a visual metaphor or avatar to represent them. For some people like the ‘Mad Unicorn‘, the avatar is a way to represent their true self without revealing their name. For others, like Roseanne, who uses a lotus […]

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March 7, 2018

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