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nixieGurl
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This article make's me more than a little sad, considering that the only really possible sane way for me to exsist in New Zealand is to remain in counselling, but ACC (Accident compensation Corp) is going to make that a lot harder.... Check it out...

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10596123

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astrocyte
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The idea of reducing funding availability for counselling for survivors, as a response to increased costs from increased uptake of that counselling, is totally sickening to begin with. Let alone going ahead and making the process of accessing that counselling super stressful and difficult. It makes me want to cry that ACC saw this as an appropriate solution. I just found
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this blog , which says that ACC and NNEST were able to come to some compromise where alternatives to the DSM can be used to determine mental injury. I'm trying to find out what the status of thsi plan is at the moment..I had planned to go to the protests back in October but I think I slept thorugh the one in my town.

Anyway, there's a "no to acc" Facebook out there too, which might have more info..have you heard anything new about it?

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