@VMIAC But are they for people who have diverse experience of advocating for substantive equality under a rights based/diversity based model of disability, @VMIAC ?
The issues of persons with "lived experience of mental health" seeking to impose their mental health philosophy 1/
@VMIAC On others and refusing to allow wider discussion of substantive equality inherent in CRPD guidance & international discourse to even take place.
How do we address substantive equality, within our ranks?
What accountability will be laid against persons with "lived experience" 2/
@VMIAC To uphold the rights of substantive equality and not to oppose them, for example by insisting that the peak body for persons experiencing crisis or Psychosocial disability continue to be clear "Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council" 3/
@VMIAC Overtly imposing the construction on all its members even though it is *known* that increasingly many members identify with neither mental illness nor mental health?
Substantive equality doesn't prevent people choosing a medicalised or mental health construction 4/
@VMIAC For themselves. It does prevent persons from imposing this construction on others & refusing them the opportunity to be visible in names & narratives around the development of law, services, social perception & norms around the reception to their experiences 5/
@VMIAC At what point do we acknowledge that @VMIAC is not a peak body for the true and full community of consumers & survivours, but only a peak body for those who identify with "mental illness" or "mental health"?
@VMIAC Leaving the rest of us, without a true member organisation for collective representation?
Tina Minkowitz' new book evokes many aspects of the demedicalised, dejudicialised crisis support access many of us need for our basic safety & survival. 7/
@VMIAC Discussing and implementing these changes, does not mean there can not also be accommodations and services fir those who choose to identify with mental illness or mental health and wish for medicalised, judicialised alternatives for themselves 8/
@VMIAC It does mean consumers do not have right to narrow wider discourse so those of us who have been harmed by medicalisation & judicialisation and need true substantive equality, not rounded off the streets & assumed dangerous, for being different and/or distressed 9/
@VMIAC are written out of names & narratives.
With representation comes responsibility
That responsibility has been shirked by @VMIAC for too long
We need to decide
Is there going to be a change of name & an ethos of accountability?
10/
@VMIAC Or do we need to acknowledge that @VMIAC is not, in actuality, peak body representing entire community of consumers & survivours but only those who ID with mental illness & mental health?
And we need to establish a different peak body, that is inclusive & is funded top level? 11/
@VMIAC Because many people harmed by mental health and mental illness philosophy being forced & reified simply cannot continue to survive while being written out of the narrative and having no voice and no visibility for the discourse we desperately need to survive & thrive
12/
@VMIAC Here is Tina Minkowitz' new book, of this seems too great or too broad to be accepted by @VMIAC as important consideration in discourse & advocacy, then it is, unfortunately time to consider that VMIAC is not a rights based, inclusive organisation 13/
@VMIAC & we do need to find opportunities for collective discourse and advocacy on real crisis support , ongoing support and awareness information on substantive equality for all consumers & survivours
Not just those served by the status quo.
reimaginingcrisissupport.org

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@RosenbergSeb @DavidColemanMP @ian_hickie @AUMentalHealth @CMHAustralia @NMHC @BEINGMHC So, once again, lobbies serve themselves, and, once again, the entire narrative of substantive equality is erased from the collective consciousness
This is not progress in implementing a ratified convention for substantive equality. This is not in the wider public interest 1/
@RosenbergSeb @DavidColemanMP @ian_hickie @AUMentalHealth @CMHAustralia @NMHC @BEINGMHC This is three men who have used influence and strategic association to build a lobbying empire, and in some cases, a charity empire practicing anticompetitive behaviour, and exploitation. Knowingly forcing mental health philosophy, medicalisation & judicialision 2/
@RosenbergSeb @DavidColemanMP @ian_hickie @AUMentalHealth @CMHAustralia @NMHC @BEINGMHC To serve their interests at the cost of wider discourse on diversity & substantive Equality
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@MHReformVic @MHReformVic please do not ever say "mental health" without another, non-medical word
I appreciate you said "mental health and wellbeing" in the main title, but you reverted to "mental health needs of your region" alone in the text body.
1/
@MHReformVic The wellbeing needs of a large diversity of many different communities, includes those people whose wellbeing is significantly damaged by exerting undue pressure and influence to view life through a "mental health" paradigm/philosophy 2/
@MHReformVic "mental health" is not an interchangeable word with wellbeing. It is a specific philosophy that posits wellbeing as a personal "health issue" situated within an individual, the construction shifts in its definition, but the latest one is that 3/
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@PWDAustralia Do these stats include legalised violence @PWDAustralia ?
And unreported violence?
How were the stats gathered?
And what do we need to do to get a more accurate picture of the rates & types of violence reported or experienced by women with disabilities?
&Their impacts?
Especially, legalised violence, which can, by definition, be ended by the strike of a pen 😑
It's very difficult, of not impossible, to report violence as a crime in places where violence has been legalised. Legalised violence doesn't count, and there are no mechanisms to exclude
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Police will either refuse to accept complaints, or the staff will be empowered
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@JDaviesPhD @psychgeist52 @peterkinderman Rarely, do any of you *ever* respond & as yet *none* of you have ceased reification of mental health philosophy & intervention philosophy as top level discourse for where the psychology profession needs to go or how Psychosocial disability & crisis support sector needs to grow 3/
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@kbmann64 @notgoingquieter @DrNic16 You manage risk @kbmann64
That's how you stave off death or injury to the best of your ability
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You also need to understand that you are making a decision that affects others
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@kbmann64 @notgoingquieter @DrNic16 If you are a person who *genuinely* cannot take a vaccine because of *genuine* contraindications, then obviously you need to be accommodated. But if you are not such a person, but have made your decision based on ignoring the risks to yourself and to others of contracting
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@regnans @notgoingquieter @DrNic16 If you have concerns about the document, or any official document, the responsible thing to do is to sit down and outline those concerns, and consider what the document *should* say, and why it should say that, in the benefit of public interest as a whole. Then advocate 1/2
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