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Danny Noyes

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  1. Hey Thanks Void.. I dragged one off the region Im on a mainland region close to the edge and it vanished not to return. BUT the other building was more interesting. I dont know how but it had duplicated over 100 times (stopped counting), but eventually ....gone....Thanks to all of you guys for youe help.
  2. My Doctors, a psychiatrist and a psychologist, have both encouraged me to participate in sl support groups. As I said in my first post they and others like them are looking to see if virtual worlds can be used as a tool to encourage people into communicating and learning life skills involving other people. I mean that is how we exist in daily lives through interaction with others. So they would like to see if worls such as SL can be of benefit. That is why they have asked me to produce a monthly synopsis if you like, on my experiences. They have seen how much it has helped me and maybe it can be used to help others. Its obvious that this is happening in other parts of the world, as per the research under taken by agnepolder.
  3. Agneponder finished his research to which I was apert of. When he first made contact he emailed his credentials etc and I gladly took part. i beleive he no longer is in SL
  4. Tell me where did I call you anything....that was a quote from a famous psychologist look it up. It must be grand to have such an ego and be so self indulgent. A few days ago I again tried to take my own life ...Thinking that my selfworth was climbing I was feeling that maybe you were right maybe I don't need anyone's help in here and Real life.....Perhaps all I need is conversation and take a walk a day and who needs meds because apparently ....All I need is to keep listening to people like you....you don't have opinions you have ideology you have structures that you believe all people must fit into.. You didn't get me this time though..But maybe next..
  5. iIm not sure It seems to be these 2 items Almost all of the peices of the buildings have deleted but for some reason there are still 20 or so bits of each that wont delete. If I rez something else I amd able to delet that no problem. Furthermore it seemed to happen as i was moving onto anothere peice of the building to delete and then it stopped doing it.
  6. I have rezed 2 buildings on my land and have tried to delete them but I cant. The delete button is active Icant Take I cant Take Copy and when I hit shoe all owners objects on parcel in the about land nothihg Highlights Also when I hit return The objects dont move. I have tried dumping cache tried V2 and Pheonix Viewers log out Shut down Computer Nothing works Can anybody help please.
  7. One does not need to role play as a psychologist to diagnose one as an a**hole. It is what it is..
  8. Just thought Id post some examples of the paintings. These are given to you to keep at no cost, as appreciation for your support.
  9. Actually I was not making a point al all. Your inference is the same as what we hear every day of our lives. The only conclusion one can draw from your argument is don't go out of the house don't talk to anyone just shut up and stay in your own world. We use voice in our groups a utility that Im blowed if I know why more people don't use. 90% of the time in these groups our conditions are not discussed. Its for friendship[,support and fellowship. We all have our own doctors that we use . As I said we don't use SL as a diagnostic tool but as a treatment tool. And part of these conditions perpetuates the loneliness that you are suggesting we should follow. Anyone that comes into second life to get advice or diagnostic evaluation is for sure on a dangerous path. I have in all the time I have been in SL have never met anyone such as that. Not to say they don't exist but I haven't met any. The folks I deal with daily are carers of patients mental health workers psychologists and people running the whole spectrum of mental illness. Its the friendship , the support and above all the acknowledgement of being here right now that we gain strength from. "Often people who are depressed and vulnerable suffer from the TMI condition (too much information)..They can't filter out what's personal and shouldn't be shared. " Where is this based in fact. The Bipolar people I know myself included dontshare feelings or thoughts when they are depressed. Quite the opposite. That is why when people are suffering these illness they go for years undetected. In my case 14 years. I told know one of what was happening to me and if fact when the realization occurs that something is wrong one becomes ashamed and therefore shuts down further. I am by no means cured. I am on the road to a better life stylethanks in part to the support and encouragement of kindred souls in here. That's what Im grateful for. A poor young Psychology student started this thread. Why because he wants to help. He has chosen to spend his adult working life helping others cope. And in asking for help to begin that journey, what does he get...Read all of the above.
  10. I have been involved with SL since 2004, periodically leaving and returning, as most do. I have been diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder with suicidal ideation. That basically means that in my depressed episodes I constantly think about and plan the taking of my own life. Whilst in this state I fool myself into waiting “just one more hour, if you still feel the same then do it”, until finally the feeling passes. It can take days for the feeling to subside and after this I am totally drained of energy. As hard as I try though, sleep does not come easy. Another thing I do when the dark thoughts come is to paint. I use digital art to ride the feelings out and when I start to paint I seem to paint as fast and as detailed as I can. The feelings pass after concentrating on small areas for considerable lengths of time. So how did I get to this point....? I was diagnosed with this despicable illness in September 2010 at the ripe old age of 52. But wait there's more...apparently I have had this illness for the past 14 years or so, and have gone through that part of my life with no medication no guidance no support and no knowledge. I just thought I was the cause of everything that was going wrong in my life, my marriage, my work, my kids..........etc etc.. Understanding. That is the key. But most don’t. I have a relative who had enquired of my doctor after I was diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder with suicidal ideation, ‘so... does that mean he has a mental illness? ”. I kid you not. I hate being a conversation starter at ladies craft groups or being offered ‘non professional’ opinions on how to ‘beat it’ or my favourite, ‘pull yourself out of it’. Adding a diagnosis or prognosis, or a cause or a presumption of how this happened is the underpinning of all that is misunderstood or not understood about mental illness. What I’ve found is people think they know all about your condition, in fact, all mental health issues. How?.....By listening to other people with the same assumptions with no factual knowledge at all. Everything that people say in their lunch rooms or dinner parties, out and about in everyday conversation about so and so’s mental condition, effects all parts of a person with these conditions lives. Whatever you discuss whatever your opinion is will be disseminated to someone else, have their spin on it and then passed on again. Pretty soon what started as conjecture and assumption becomes fact, in the eyes of those with little understanding. These ‘facts’, affect our employment prospects, our social interactions, our relationships, and our ability to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Instead, a lot of us only see that bright light at the end of the tunnel, calling our name. ‘Facts’ that are being perpetuated until those soles afflicted and exhausted of will, believe those ‘facts’ themselves. So I re-entered SL not to fall deeper into a fantasy world that I could easily let consume me but to seek others like me. And I found them. Hundreds of them, of us. We all use this platform as a treatment tool as our own research tool not for diagnostic. Crickey my own 3 doctors have even asked me to prepare a paper for them so they can look at commending SL to their other patients, such has been the improvement in me. I have found that unlike real life I can help people like me in SL. However, I have lost most of my skill sets that you all take for granted in your every day lives. Conversations, humour even feelings of intimacy can be rediscovered in a safe environment like second life. That is how I have progressed, through learning again, those skills in SL and slowly introducing them to real life. So for those of you who poo poo the idea of researchers asking questions about SL/RL remember, no personal information is given out. They have only known me as Danny Noyes. I have participated in many over the last few months including agnepolder’s. And besides I don’t care who knows about me. If I stay hidden the disease wins again, and I’ve had enough of loosing. I want to show myself so that others may want to join me. I’ve read in the forums yet again today complaints about Lindens doing so and so to the viewer and causing lag etc etc. Hardly a day goes by when someone else doesn’t complain. Lindens should be congratulated and thanked for providing this type of environment for people like me to try and gain their lives back. I bet in that warehouse on Linden Alley where Linden World began, they never though it could be used in such a positive, beneficial way for people suffering mental health issues, an opinion that has been expressed to me more often in the past few weeks. I have formed a group The SL Group for Mental Illness, all are welcome. And you can see examples of artists work who suffer from mental illness at The Art of Mental Illness - Art Gallery in Saphira. (You can find it in search) 
  11. Hi and Thanks.Its Viewr 2 and every SLURL I click on.
  12. When I click the SLURL for an inworld location of a merchant on the market place. The actual second life.exe file starts to run. Once I let it run and it just reinstalled SL....any clues...Thanks
  13. Also I forgot to clarify The free painting for second life is the Full version and If you would like the version of your avatar on your own that is just the cost of the upload. Of course donations to the gallery are gratefully and deceidedly accepted..... :matte-motes-smitten:
  14. Thanks Cybin.... No only SL names ...no need for real ones...and yes the mail bocx is the one and If you like you can title it but Ill find it. The project will Take a while Not so much the painting ( I plan to do them during a manic phase....... :matte-motes-big-grin: 10 mins tops.....lol) Its getting the pics of avatars that is taking so long. So spread the word my friend and thanks so much for your support.
  15. The avatar Project is a collaborative effort between TAMI Second Life and the founders of TAMI Real Life. The project involves painting the images of 300 avatars from second life and producing them on a large canvas that can be exhibited in the real world. The ‘brains’ behind this effort is the founder of both organisations, Danny Noyes. In a rare look at his personal side Danny took me through a maze of ideas and projects that he says stems from the creative side of Bipolar. “The idea behind this project is to highlight two things. Firstly to shine another spotlight on Bipolar and mental health in general and secondly, to espouse the virtues of a virtual life. Since being diagnosed last year I returned to second life hoping to find away to further disappear from reality. Instead, I have found the opposite. Whether you call this a game or a platform, or a piece of toast for all I care, the reality is ...it does help.” Asked to explain further Danny went on to tell me about the mental health support groups in second life. “Never before has that cliché been so true, We are not alone. In second life that’s remarkably accurate, you are never alone. I have heard people refer to the vacant areas of land and no people in shopping malls etc, but, if you belong to any number of groups you can always find someone on line to talk to, or conversely, to help out.” The project requires 300 images of avatars to be painted in real life and produced for exhibition. If you would like to be involved please leave an image of yourself on a notecard and deliver it to: The Art of Mental Illness - Art Gallery Longwood (62, 39, 22)  Please ensure the following is on the card. Your name a head and shoulders shot or a full body shot or a 3/4 length shot. May be Nude or Clothed. No couple shots. No props. Preferably plain background All participants will receive a free copy of the finished painting for second life as well as a copy of the original image painted free. Excerpt taken from The Gallery magazine free at www.theartofmentalillness.com.au/thegallery.html This is the type of painting that will be done. Please forgive me If I posted this wrong. im not real good at deciding these things....lol
  16. You wouldnt want to be a benefactor for an art gallery would you. Im trying to replicate the same thing in real life. Its and art gallery for artistic folks with mental illness. Its called the art of Mental Illness in SL and RL. I have been trying to get Govt funding But takes for eever Naa .....stupid sugestion sorry.:matte-motes-big-grin:
  17. Oh My Oh My Oh My..... Superb Brilliant in concept outstanding in execution Just Brilliant. IM Me please I have a Gallery and would like to talk about showing your pieces. We are a free gallery so dont take anymoney from the artists. Oh..Also its a gallery to help people with mental illness just for your info... So again IM me if you can and just stunning ....Now where did I put that I want folder...
  18. Samr one gave me this image to show me her work and I loved it. So I downloaded it out of sl, painted it in rl took a shot and uploaded it back into sl... :matte-motes-big-grin:
  19. Chaos I run a non-Profit organization and have a presence her in SL. I have The Art of Mental Illness art gallery and its for folks with mental illness who are artistic, in all forms, a place to exhibit and sell their work at no cost to them at all. We do not charge commission and if the would like a web presence we even set that up and host it at no cost. Today I found out after making enquiries to Lindens that they no longer provide discounted region set up fees or monthly fees for Educational Institutions or Non Profit organizations. Very disappointing to say the least. I saw this post an was wondering If you have considered donating the region to , NPOs or Educational Institute Instead of just abandoning it. In some way you would still have a presence and those institutions, like mine would certainly benefit. Im just going on my limited knowledge of region transfers so I could be way off and the NPO could still get wacked with the same fees as if it was a new region purchase. I would be interested in your thoughts on this and indeed any one else.
  20. Kind of agree..That was my first instinct and grandma always said go with your first instinct. Thanks for all the replies and Lindens probably had there reasons but gee it makes it hard for us NPO's. Never Mind
  21. Jazen I didn't think I was artistic either until one day I went to an art gallery (in real life) and saw two naked people male and female standing back to back...and they called that art. Well, that changed my whole thinking. Art is subjective I realized. its a personal thing not only to the artist but the viewer. That exhibition was a brilliant piece of art to some people, including the gallery owner obviously, but to me it was embarrassing. And not what Id call art at all. In fact my wife and I went home and became artists all night but that's another story... My point is I discovered with art you cant go wrong. What you think is crap others will think sensational, brilliant whilst you scratch your head and think these people are crazy. ( some mean feat coming from a guy with a mental illness..) I now have improved my photographic technical skills and my painting technical skills and that's something you can do over time. But my original passion and desire and imagination have always fired me up and continues to do so. You already have the fundamentals... the desire to create, the willingness to learn...so experiment in RL with RL stuff then bring them into SL. I run a free gallery in SL now for folks who are artistic and have mental health issues. No perceived lack of ability has stopped them.... I bet it wont stop you. Well Thats it! Thats Noyes!
  22. Thanks for the info. Well whats the point in having that information in ther Purchase region information Lindens. I dont understand why then they mention NPO's and Educational Institutions at all. Ridiculous.
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