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Your thoughts wanted on the looney bin

By johnboy - 3 November 2011 25

The Health Directorate is asking for public feedback on their Consultation Draft Stage 3 Model of Care for new Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit at Canberra Hospital.

Stage 3 represents the final stage in the development of the Model Of Care (MOC) and describes the clinical and support system to assist a person and their carers during times where adult acute inpatient care is needed.

This follows previous consultations on Stages 1 and 2 of the development of the MOC for the new Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit (AAMHIU).

Comments close on 30 November 2011 and can be made to: DCECorporate@act.gov.au

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Your thoughts wanted on the looney bin
Classified 3:09 pm 04 Nov 11

tidalik said :

Wow. I’m shocked at the insensitivity of this heading. Well done on continuing the stigmatisation of mental illness there, Riot Act.

+1 from me.

I-filed 3:05 pm 04 Nov 11

tidalik said :

Wow. I’m shocked at the insensitivity of this heading. Well done on continuing the stigmatisation of mental illness there, Riot Act.

You’re shocked by irreverence and naughtiness on the Riot Act? Don’t worry, I’m sure John-Boy self-identifies as a loon of the first order.

tidalik 2:25 pm 04 Nov 11

Wow. I’m shocked at the insensitivity of this heading. Well done on continuing the stigmatisation of mental illness there, Riot Act.

Stevian 12:53 pm 04 Nov 11

mareva said :

couldn’t agree more.

With which side of the debate?

Coda 11:27 am 04 Nov 11

INFP said :

I….. It is not helping anyone by using jovial yet stigmatising terms like looney bin to describe these units which are saving lives. Not everyone in there is a “looney”… but thanks for the mass label.

From you, johnboy, i expect more maturity and sensitivity :\

agreed.

poetix 10:30 am 04 Nov 11

aceofspades said :

There are many uses of the word ‘bin’…

bin [b?n]
n
1. a large container or enclosed space for storing something in bulk, such as coal, grain, or wool
2. Also called bread bin a small container for bread
3. Also called dustbin rubbish bin a container for litter, rubbish, etc
4. (Miscellaneous Technologies / Brewing) Brit
a. a storage place for bottled wine
b. one particular bottling of wine
vb bins, binning, binned
1. (tr) to store in a bin
2. (tr) to put in a wastepaper bin

You bin Googlin (a lesser known terrorist).

aceofspades 10:02 am 04 Nov 11

There are many uses of the word ‘bin’…

bin [b?n]
n
1. a large container or enclosed space for storing something in bulk, such as coal, grain, or wool
2. Also called bread bin a small container for bread
3. Also called dustbin rubbish bin a container for litter, rubbish, etc
4. (Miscellaneous Technologies / Brewing) Brit
a. a storage place for bottled wine
b. one particular bottling of wine
vb bins, binning, binned
1. (tr) to store in a bin
2. (tr) to put in a wastepaper bin

johnboy 9:18 am 04 Nov 11

And the Blood Bin as soon as they’re cleaned up.

johnboy 9:18 am 04 Nov 11

Au contraire, we let footballers out of the Sin Bin after 10 minutes!

INFP 9:12 am 04 Nov 11

Angelina said :

INFP said :

I am not usually one for political correctness sucking the fun out of things…

So you’re okay with being politically incorrect as long as it’s an issue that doesn’t concern you personally? Isn’t that a little hypocritical?

How did my statement imply that? Perhaps poor wording on my behalf, but what i meant was i am not one to take political correctness to the extreme… (as in i dont take life too seriously to the point where i cant laugh at myself for example)

but i will still stand up against things i deem too inappropriate, and YES even if it doesnt concern me personally. nice assumption though. i’ve debated many issues which have nothing to do with me specifically.. just because this one happened to be something i can relate to does not mean i only speak up when i take offense personally. got it?

god, i hardly ever post on this forum because so many of you are fans of drama and bullshit. so quick to pounce on someone and attack one part of what they have said, and ignoring the actual premise of their post. fine example here with you and alaninoz.


@ TOOL: “Looney” may be used to define someone of unsound mind, but the term “looney bin”…. think about it…. now look at the second word “bin”. Ie. somewhere you discard refuse… a place you throw shit out basically…. so looney bin is pretty much suggesting that its a place to literally discard the mentally ill in society.

notice how i have an issue with the whole phrase looney bin, not just the word looney :\

mareva 7:41 am 04 Nov 11

couldn’t agree more.

alaninoz 6:58 am 04 Nov 11

INFP said :

I am not usually one for political correctness sucking the fun out of things but i resent your use of the term “looney bin” for the mental health unit.

So, you’re in favour of stigmatising people unless it applies to you? Just asking.

Tool 6:43 am 04 Nov 11

Looney is defined in part as crazy/insane, insane is defined as not of sound mind or deranged. It seems the word is quite appropriate.

Angelina 10:18 pm 03 Nov 11

INFP said :

I am not usually one for political correctness sucking the fun out of things…

So you’re okay with being politically incorrect as long as it’s an issue that doesn’t concern you personally? Isn’t that a little hypocritical?

INFP 9:10 pm 03 Nov 11

I am not usually one for political correctness sucking the fun out of things

but i resent your use of the term “looney bin” for the mental health unit.

Yes I have stayed there myself several times due to depression and breakdowns. It is not helping anyone by using jovial yet stigmatising terms like looney bin to describe these units which are saving lives. Not everyone in there is a “looney”… but thanks for the mass label.

From you, johnboy, i expect more maturity and sensitivity :\

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