Schizophrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches

Beyond our Borders: Mental Illness in Romania

March 03, 2021 Randye Kaye Season 1 Episode 8
Schizophrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches
Beyond our Borders: Mental Illness in Romania
Chapters
0:00
Advocacy in Romania
0:58
3 sons updates
5:30
Who is Amedeea
7:17
DI: Deinstitutionalization in Romania
11:22
Community Services for SMI
13:25
Rural v Urban
15:47
What happens after hospital discharge?
18:28
Protected Apartments and Estuar Support Services
23:22
Stigma and Discrimination with SMI
29:18
Family Secrecy
30:25
Support for Families
31:43
Confidentiality
34:24
Advocacy in Romania
36:05
Jobs, SMI, dignity, benefits
40:55
Lighting Round QA
45:35
Upcoming episodes
Schizophrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches
Beyond our Borders: Mental Illness in Romania
Mar 03, 2021 Season 1 Episode 8
Randye Kaye

Personal story updates include: case management team change; possible medication change; need for employment, and support to get there. (first 5 minutes of podcast)

Then, a  conversation with Amedeea Enache, Exec. Director of Estuar Foundation in Romania, Board Member of Mental Health Europe

We talk about:

  1. Deinstitutionalization, esp. After break from communism in 1989, then joining European Union in 2007 - where do patients go once discharged?
  2. Disparities between the urban and rural area in terms of services provided
  3. Stigma/secrecy - people diagnosed, and their families
  4. Employment for those with SMI -importance, availability
  5. Awareness in the field, who are the main actors, and what is the families and members involvement
  6. What our countries can learn from each other


Links: https://estuar.org/ (it’s in Romanian, though) - facewbook page: https://www.facebook.com/estuarclubhouse


Estuar Foundation was established in 1993 by Penumbra Association from Scotland and Romanian League of Mental Health and it is the first Romanian organization created for adults with mental health challenges. It's a network of day community care centers and accommodation services that were certified and recognized at local and national level.

They work with:

  • Families and friends of people with mental
  • health problems
  • Community membres
  • Adults with mental health problems
  • Representatives of local and central authorities
  • Adults with temporary problems of adjustment
  • and communication
  • Mental health specialists


About our guest:

A passionate professional, focused on achieving results, with eighteen years activity in serving communities and vulnerable groups. Ten years as director of social services provider NGO. Experience in organizational and project management, mental health services development, national and international partnerships development, human rights, and advocacy in mental health field.

EDUCATION in US (current) 2020-21

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Humphrey International Fellow, Affiliated with Fulbright Program



Show Notes Chapter Markers

Personal story updates include: case management team change; possible medication change; need for employment, and support to get there. (first 5 minutes of podcast)

Then, a  conversation with Amedeea Enache, Exec. Director of Estuar Foundation in Romania, Board Member of Mental Health Europe

We talk about:

  1. Deinstitutionalization, esp. After break from communism in 1989, then joining European Union in 2007 - where do patients go once discharged?
  2. Disparities between the urban and rural area in terms of services provided
  3. Stigma/secrecy - people diagnosed, and their families
  4. Employment for those with SMI -importance, availability
  5. Awareness in the field, who are the main actors, and what is the families and members involvement
  6. What our countries can learn from each other


Links: https://estuar.org/ (it’s in Romanian, though) - facewbook page: https://www.facebook.com/estuarclubhouse


Estuar Foundation was established in 1993 by Penumbra Association from Scotland and Romanian League of Mental Health and it is the first Romanian organization created for adults with mental health challenges. It's a network of day community care centers and accommodation services that were certified and recognized at local and national level.

They work with:

  • Families and friends of people with mental
  • health problems
  • Community membres
  • Adults with mental health problems
  • Representatives of local and central authorities
  • Adults with temporary problems of adjustment
  • and communication
  • Mental health specialists


About our guest:

A passionate professional, focused on achieving results, with eighteen years activity in serving communities and vulnerable groups. Ten years as director of social services provider NGO. Experience in organizational and project management, mental health services development, national and international partnerships development, human rights, and advocacy in mental health field.

EDUCATION in US (current) 2020-21

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Humphrey International Fellow, Affiliated with Fulbright Program



Advocacy in Romania
3 sons updates
Who is Amedeea
DI: Deinstitutionalization in Romania
Community Services for SMI
Rural v Urban
What happens after hospital discharge?
Protected Apartments and Estuar Support Services
Stigma and Discrimination with SMI
Family Secrecy
Support for Families
Confidentiality
Advocacy in Romania
Jobs, SMI, dignity, benefits
Lighting Round QA
Upcoming episodes