Thursday, January 28, 2016

More about Zika

At the moment it would be possible to write a new post every day, as Zika remains very much in the news and spreads wider.  It was the headline on the BBC News this evening.

One item in this post, and that is this resource page from the (US) National Library of Medicine, from their Disaster Information Management Resource Center: 

Zika Virus Health Information Resources (NLM)

Share the page with anyone who might want to know about it.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Depressiegala - Depression gala

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I saw about this in De Volkskrant recently, and I thought was such a good idea I would share it here.

Het Depressiegala took place on "Blue Monday", 25th January, in the Theater Amsterdam, to raise awareness of depression and raise funds at the same time.  An initiative of two psychiatrists, Esther van Fenema and Bram Bakker, the gala featured singers, journalists, writers, presenters, comediansOne was the writer Marjolijn van Kooten, who has written of personal mental health experiences, and has appeared with Bram Bakker.  Also there was Edith Schippers, Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport.

The site has video and media clips, a list of symptoms of depression, and links to more information.

It's all in Dutch, of course.  Except there is a link to Sane, with the comment that in England there is attention being paid to mental health, and stigma being broken down.  

If you have Dutch (I have some, but you may have more), have a look.  And if not, the whole thing is such a good idea, so have a look!