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A Better Life by Craig Hamilton with Will Swanton

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"A Better Life"
by Craig Hamilton with
Will Swanton
Released July 2nd 2012
Read extracts from
Craig's new book

 

Broken Open by Craig Hamilton with Neil Jameson

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"Broken Open"
by Craig Hamilton with
Neil Jameson.
Read extracts from
Craig's book

Personal stories

Become responsible for your own mental health
By Craig Hamilton

"Our Choices everyday impact on our health tomorrow."

» READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Work mental health issues costs billions
By Craig Hamilton
Newcastle Herald, 18 January 2013

"Mental illness in the workplace costs Australian businesses a staggering $6.5billion every year.

Statistics show that one in four Australians will experience a depressive episode within their lifetime."

» READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Cynthia Brennen

Cynthia Brennen is a therapist and writer who practices mind, body, spiritual and emotional wellness. She also hosts a radio program in New York.

» LISTEN TO CRAIG SPEAKING TO CYNTHIA ON HER PROGRAM IN 2011
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Better Man
By Neil Jameson
The Newcastle Herald Weekender, 27 Febuary 2010

"As bad as it was, it is still the greatest gift I've ever been given".
How Craig Hamilton turned a personal catastrophe into a crusade

» READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Overcoming Depression and Bipolar Disorder
By Craig Hamilton
Insight Magazine March 2010

"Often in life, our greatest challenge, adversity or suffering opens the way for us to experience the lessons we need to grow. This has been my experience.

» READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Enrique (Topo) Rodriguez

Former Wallaby front rower Enrique (Topo) Rodriguez was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 1996. (2nd diagnosis in 2004, BDI Prof. Gordon Parker)

As a member of the all conquering team that won the Grand Slam in 1984 and Bledisloe Cup in 1986, in NZ under coach Alan Jones, Topo's life became increasingly erratic and by his own estimation he remained undiagnosed for 8 years (1988-1996)

Since diagnosis and recovery he has set up the Topo Foundation for Education (TF4E) in October 2007, and will be presenting a paper at the 2008 The Mental Health Services Conference in Auckland, New Zealand in September 3rd - 5th 2008.

» READ TOPO'S PAPER HERE

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Glimpses
A compilation of uncensored real life experiences with Mental Illness

This series of works about mental illnesses are an illuminating insight into the life of those with a mental illness. The personal experiences depicted within are an excellent example of the reasons why we should publish them. Stories of hallucinations, standing on top of cars wondering what it is all about, are the deep seated feelings that have to be expressed publicly by those with a mental illness because if they are not people don't know what it is like.

» READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Bipolar disorder - the right diagnosis?
Catalyst 06/09/2007

Craig speaks about the manic and depressive states of Bipolar Disorder with the team at ABC TV’s Catalyst progra.

» READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Reward Deficiency Syndrome
By Dr Nick Hodgson
www.healthetalk.com.au
www.torquerelease.com.au

TOWARD A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF ADDICTION:
Could Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) be the common psychological thread that links a myriad of compulsive and addictive behaviours?

» READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Mental Health Talk Is Cheap
By Craig Hamilton
The Newcastle Herald 31/01/2006

The spate of "bad news" mental illness stories in recent weeks should be ringing alarm bells.

To me, the stories paint a picture of a Health Department desperately struggling to keep up with the demands of community needs in the area of acute and support mental health services.

As someone who has experienced the depths of clinical depression, mania and psychosis personally, I can empathize with anyone in a similar situation.
There are far too many people falling through the cracks in the system and ending up in a far worse situation that may have been averted with better resourced mental health care.

There is no doubt in my mind that in the area of mental health care we have a system in crisis and it needs an urgent and on-going injection of funding and resources.
» READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE