This weeks chat is on the topic of stress and burnout and is hosted by Samantha Tavender (@SamOTantha).
This weeks #Otalk is on the topic of “The therapeutic use of humour” and will be hosted by Alice Hortop (@LaughingOT).
This weeks #OTalk is on the topic of “attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities” and is being hosted by Allison Sullivan (@allisulliOTprof)
This weeks #Otalk is on the topic of Personality Disorder and will be hosted by Keir Harding (@Keirwales).
This #OTalk will be hosted by @BillWongOT
Mental health is an area we have core knowledge at as OT practitioners. We at least sometimes work with patients with mental health diagnoses across the lifespan- from kids to criminals. And for those of you who work in forensics/mental health settings, I am pretty sure this TEDx Talk will hit pretty close to home to you. Although I don’t claim to be a mental health expert, I think it is an awesome TEDx talk to do a media club on because we might see criminals with mental illness across different stages of life. From pediatrics point of view, it can be prevention in form of education of making appropriate life choices. From forensics mental health point of view, it can be relapse prevention of preventing them to commit crimes again. From geriatrics point of view (my current setting), it can be rehabilitation to maximize their quality of life.