Folksonomy | Mental Health is a structured repository of digital culture and creative practice. en-au Creative Commons License: (cc), Simon Perkins Thu, 25 Feb 2016 09:01:18 +1000 Thu, 25 Feb 2016 09:01:18 +1000 Constellations 2.0 60 Universal resilience patterns in complex networks Resilience a system s ability to adjust its activity to retain its basic functionality when errors failures and environmental changes occur is a defining property of many complex systems Despite widespread consequences for human health the economy and the environment events leading to loss of resilience mdash from cascading failures in technological systems to mass extinctions in ecological networks mdash are rarely predictable and are often irreversible These limitations are rooted in a theoretical gap the current analytical framework of resilience is designed to treat low-dimensional models with a few interacting components and is unsuitable for multi-dimensional systems consisting of a large number of components that interact through a complex network Here we bridge this theoretical gap by developing a set of analytical tools with which to identify the natural control and state parameters of a multi-dimensional complex system helping us derive effective one-dimensional dynamics that accurately predict the system s resilience The proposed analytical framework allows us systematically to separate the roles of the system s dynamics and topology collapsing the behaviour of different networks onto a single universal resilience function The analytical results unveil the network characteristics that can enhance or diminish resilience offering ways to prevent the collapse of ecological biological or economic systems and guiding the design of technological systems resilient to both internal failures and environmental changes Jianxi Gao Baruch Barzel amp Albert-L aacute szl oacute Barab aacute si 17 February 2016 Nature Thu, 25 Feb 2016 09:01:18 +1000 Radio La Colifata radio broadcast from inside a mental hospital More than 20 years ago a psychology student doing his training at one of Argentina s oldest psychiatric wards kept being asked by his family and friends what it was like to work in there So he came up with an idea to let the patients explain in their own words The first radio station to broadcast from inside a mental hospital was born Radio La Colifata - slang for loon crazy person has been on air from Hospital Jose Borda in Buenos Aires every Saturday afternoon for 23 years - to confront the stigma around mental illness breaking through the wall in AM FM and now online Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:10:37 +1000 Bud Caddell Complexity and the Future of Advertising Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:46:38 +1000 Breathing Friend stress relief ball by Czech industrial design student Diploma Work created by industrial design student Kate amp 345 ina Pra 382 aacute kov aacute at the Czech Technical University Prague in 2014 Tento maly amp 769 p amp 345 iacute tel je ur amp 269 en jako d aacute rek pro 382 eny trp iacute c iacute stresem M amp 367 382 e se pro n aacute s st aacute t bl iacute zky amp 769 m tak jako hra amp 269 ka v d amp 283 tstv iacute amp 269 i pouze n aacute strojem ktery amp 769 n aacute s nen aacute silnou formou dok aacute 382 e uklidnit Povrch si ka 382 dy amp 769 m amp 367 382 e vytvo amp 345 it s aacute m podle svy amp 769 ch sympati iacute a t iacute m se st aacute v aacute osobn amp 283 j 353 iacute P amp 345 i uchopen iacute tohoto k amp 345 ehk eacute ho dy amp 769 chaj iacute c iacute ho stvo amp 345 en iacute m amp 367 382 eme p amp 345 iacute jemn amp 283 relaxovat a na chv iacute li zapomenout na chaos kolem n aacute s D iacute ky svoj iacute velikosti jej m amp 367 382 eme m iacute t st aacute le u sebe And as translated from Czech to English using Google Translate This little friend is designated as gift for women suffering from stress It may become for us so close like a toy in childhood or just tool that nonviolent us form can soothe Surface everyone can create by himself their sympathy and becomes personal In this gripping brittle breathing creature we can relax and moment forget the chaos around us Kate amp 345 ina Pra 382 aacute kov aacute 2014 The project set out to address the problem of everyday stress through creating a stress relief ball called Breathing Friend In doing so various materials were considered because of their significance for the target user group The project has an anthropomorphistic aspect through its use of subtle vibration and physical warmth Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:48:45 +1000 Australian anti-discrimination campaign Stop Think Respect beyondblue s new national anti ndash discrimination campaign highlights the impact of racism on the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Research shows that subtle or casual racism can be just as harmful as more overt forms Imagine being judged in a job interview by the colour of your skin rather than the strength of your CV How would you feel if you were watched in a shop or treated differently on public transport Why should anyone be made to feel like crap just for being who they are Stop Think Respect encourages everyone in Australia to check their behaviour Stop the discrimination think about how your comments or actions could cause real distress and harm and respect people who are different from you Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:59:15 +1000 Ad for Lifeline New Zealand putting things in perspective Tue, 10 Mar 2009 23:50:50 +1000 Empowering Children as Participants in Designing Resilience Strengthening Online Tools As young people take up digital media to gather information explore ideas and support their social interaction educators are harnessing its potential for health promotion In the field of mental health a range of interactive games quizzes and online activities has been developed Visual and interaction design plays a vital role in determining their appeal levels of engagement and so ultimately their efficacy Just as the content of such tools is typically seen as the domain of health education experts the interface and interaction design is usually developed in collaborating with IT specialists with user participation limited to trials of the prototypes In this Visualising Resilience Project an alternative approach has been taken A Participatory Design methodology has been used to engage children in designing interactive tools to promote resilience As co ndash designers children have been involved in defining resilience and co ndash determining the goals and interactivity of the tools It is our long ndash term objective to investigate whether this user ndash centered approach influences the uptake engagement and efficacy of the tools but as the project has unfolded we have identified a concomitant advantage of the Participatory Design process Children have reported a greater understanding of and capacity for resilience as a result of participating in the design workshops This paper reports on the Participatory Design process as a case study It shows that children as participant designers not only contribute effectively to the design process but that participation in itself can achieve significant benefits for the young designers Oksana Zelenko AARE 2008 Zelenko Oksana and Hamilton Jillian G 2008 Empowering children as participants in designing resilience strengthening online tools In ED ndash Media 2008 ndash World Conference on Educational Multimedia Hypermedia Telecommunications June 30 ndash July 4 2008 Austria Mon, 08 Dec 2008 13:25:27 +1000