That one situation was an abuse situation, too, where I literally couldn't think of anyone else who could get the person to just *leave*.
I guarantee if we replaced the police with community safety measures and better mental health practices, I would've had an easy alternative.
Not sure about her gender but I think she has some mental health issues. Sad. Should not be on tv. Even Fox. https://twitter.com/rnmiller12/status/1268622807912439808 …
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Been stuck inside for almost three days, so a walk outside this evening was long overdue. Clear the mind and blow the cobwebs off definitely done the body and mind some good, even if it's colder outside than earlier this week
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Mental health check in - comment an emoji based on how you feel right now
- I’m doing great
- I’m doing okay
- Meh, I could be better
- I’m not doing so good
- I’m having a really hard time
If you want a chat, my dms are open!
As a licensed counselor, it is my ethical responsibility to advocate at individual, group, institutional, and societal levels to address potential barriers and obstacles that inhibit access and/or the growth and development of my clients.
Research has shown us that historical adversity of the Black community translates into socioeconomic disparities, which in turn is directly linked to mental health. Impoverishment, homelessness, incarceration, and have substance use disorders are negatively correlated with mental health. Meaning, the higher one’s poverty, incarceration, and substance use, the lower their ability to successfully manage their mental health.
To my colleagues and mental health professionals across the world, we must be more than ever competent with respect to issues of multiculturalism and diversity. We must continuously confront our own biases, learning and unlearning what has been taught to us, while being open-minded and recognizing that valuing and respecting cultural differences requires a commitment to life-long learning.
To the Black community, your mental health is SO important to prioritize in a racist society. Allow yourself to experience all of your emotions non-judgmentally. Your stress, fear, rage, exhaustion, hopelessness, and sadness are so valid and deserve yours and others’ attention. Communicate these feelings on your own terms. Hold space for your own needs and reach out for support when you are ready.
To the non-Black community, listen to their voices and experiences when they are ready to share. Extend your empathy and validate their stories and responses. Support their businesses, activism, organizations, and art. Educate yourself and share what you have learned with others. It is never too late to redirect your attention and efforts in challenging injustice and discrimination...
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5 Virtual Mental Health Resources for the Black Community via @MensHealthMag https://buff.ly/2U4TJGl pic.twitter.com/5W5IQ4i3K1
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The very first roads and train tracks where enormous feats of vision.
Creating lines between different places.
Not knowing a path but having the vision to see a possible route.
We are no different.
We can see our highest self.
We may not know the path to get there but we can create it.
Twists and turns are not set backs they are all part of the journey.
A flat straight road might seem like the ideal path but the beauty of life is in the curves.
It’s in the changes.
Have the vision to see, the courage to become your highest version
We know how difficult it can be sometimes to control your thoughts and prevent yourself from going down a dark path! But even in your darkest days, you are not alone! If you ever feel like you need a hand, reach out to close family, friends and even us - we are always here to support you! 💚 #mentalhealthawareness#endthestigma#notalone#mentalhealth
Back in April, Sesame Street partnered with CNN to explain the ABC’s of coronavirus in a televised ‘town hall’ for parents and kids. Now, it’s time to help young families educate their children about racism.
This Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. ET, CNN and Sesame Street are hosting a 60-minute special Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families.
The PBS Workshop muppets will be embracing diversity and explaining how to be empathetic and understanding. The show intends to talk to kids about the recent nationwide protests, but CNN did not elaborate further.
- Good News Network - Find full article in the link in our bio! Feel free to share!#news#goodnews#newstyle#uplifiting#educational#learn#mentalhealth#sharethelove#share#humanity#together#instagram#instagood#world#worldwide#children#kids#sesamestreet#elmo#education
“Self-care is how you take your power back” —Lalah Delia. 🌱🌸
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Here is the final portrait of an incredibly inspirational lady @mentistc Michelle Partington. An high level ex-military medic and also if that’s not enough she left the services and became a @weareinvictusgames athlete. Michelle has now set up a mental health, well-being organisation that she uses to help support others with group sessions, one to one training, counselling and support. It has been an honour capturing her story in this piece of artwork. The background is made up of newspaper cuttings and photography from her amazing life thus far and the main portrait is from her Invictus Games days and shows the strength and power she has drawn on through good times and bad. I’m very proud to have captured her story and to now call Michelle a friend. Look out for her autobiography soon as she is not once to rest on her laurels and I’m sure her story will be just as powerful as her. .
As someone who also struggles with mental health issues, going for a walk can be a great firm of medicine. Stay
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I just signed @YoungMindsUK petition urging the Government to think #BeyondTomorrow by taking action now to limit the long-term impact of the pandemic on young people’s mental health. Will you sign too? https://act.youngminds.org.uk/we-need-government-look-beyondtomorrow-and-support-young-peoples-mental-health?refsid=172479&utm_source=twitter_share&utm_campaign=%5B54%5D&utm_medium=share …
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It’s not easy. Waking up everyday thinking that yes, this is my day. But then you find no positivity around you. That will to do something starts to die down.
Check out on @netflixuk : '@tompapa - You're doing alright'. Day 7 of my 25 push-ups for 25 days challenge, hopefully to raise awareness for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), anxiety and depression that drive people to commit suicide. Thanks for my nominations Bobby Cowan, Eduardo De Fraseo and Carrie @carrie_b_power 🙌🏽 Today, I nominate top geeza Jonny Williams to join me in raising awareness of poor mental health.
The rules are simple: *Once you are nominated your 25 days starts the following day. *Everyday you record yourself doing 25 push-ups even if you have to drop to your knees to get 25. Or even do them in clusters of 5. *Every day you must nominate a different person.
Let's reach as many people as possible.Let's hope by doing this we can build awareness for anyone who is suffering from a mental illness, you are not alone and we are here for you.
Don't be afraid to speak out!!! #mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#pressupchallenge#pushupchallenge
A lot of very good stuff there. I helped implement mental health response changes at my former job and we have specially trained Mental Health Officer here to follow up and reduce likelihood of repeated police response. It’s steady work to make improvements.
I haven't seen any data that address this directly, but I believe the percentage is even higher for employees with mental health & substance use conditions working when they're not feeling well.
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Another day, another walk 🚶🏽♀️🌧
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MENTAL HEALTH IS REAL
DEPRESSION IS REAL
ANXIETY IS REAL
DONT LET PEOPLE INVALIDATE U
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This is why we need trained crisis/mental health intervention support teams instead of just calling 911 & getting the cops sent to your home! Even if you contact a CTL/Suicide line, sometimes they contact 911 in an emergency and just send the cops. Needs to be a better option! https://twitter.com/earthatone/status/1268635256476794885 …
#repost 💪🏾🖤💪🏾 This is an amazing list of resources if you’re looking for ways to get involved during in the one most important movement for #BlackLives in our history!! Thanks for this @neodaviso
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Perfect study snack!🤍
@barebellsslovenija milkshake je vedno odlična izbira🤩.
A si tudi ti med tistimi, ki bi med učenjem vedno nekaj jedli zraven? Nimaš časa (ali pa se ti ne da😝) pripravit enega konkretnega obroka oz malice in na koncu odpreš čokolado, ki jo kar naenkrat zmanjka?
Tudi meni se vedno ne da kuhat, zato je tale milkshake lifesaver. Popolna malica za med učenjem. Brez dodanega sladkorja, brez laktoze in kar 24g beljakovin🤩 Perfect!
Moj najljubši okus je sigurno fudge, kaj pa tvoj?🤍.
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@AsmKamlagerDove has introduced legislation to scale up community-based alternatives to police. First step to ending policing of homelessness, mental health, etc. Show your support for the #CRISESAct: https://allianceforbmoc.org/crises-act & call on @CAgovernor@GavinNewsom invest in community!
Affirmations are proven methods of self-improvement because of their ability to rewire our brains. If you feel that you experience low self-esteem, I can't recommend positive affirmations enough.
Type “yes” to affirm this for yourself! #healedpeoplehealpeople
I know that some people are taking a mental health break from the news today, and that’s amazing. But these petitions have to be signed. It’s as simple as identifying a picture and clicking a button to confirm you signature.#blacklifemattershttp://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/
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Health Minister Dwayne Seymour announces the creation of a mental helpline for kids under the age of 18. He says parents can also call for guidance in helping kids who may be experiencing mental health challenges - Toll free number - 345-649-KIDS (5437)
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The impact of everything going on at the moment has seriously increased suicide rates. I was thinking about how I could use my platform in the best way possible and right now I think it’s to let people know they aren’t alone and there’s people to help. With everything going on it’s easy to see why this is happening. People have been social distancing for months and now a black man has been murdered by police in America bringing to light institutionalised racism across the globe and protests that are much needed to combat that. Keep protesting, let’s make real change but pls do it with your health in mind x #blm#mentalhealth
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Join my colleague and friend Jill Zinto, LPCC (@whattherapytaughtme / @houseofsaffron_ ) and I on Sunday June 7 at 1pm PST/ 4pm EST for an IG live as we open a discussion of how law enforcement issues become systemic, how proper mental health education and training can lead to systemic change, and your role in it all. *
We will also be sharing Black Lives Matter resources, donation links, and further education for you to continue to join us in conversation and learning. *
I will be streaming from @shelbyrlmhc
so be sure to follow or visit my page at that time!
Pass on for those interested! #FOLLOW
#NewYork #NYC #Earth
Sending big love to all who have depression and/or are true blue friends like this to those who do.
‘Depression can be hard to cope with, but it isn't who you are, and it doesn't have to take over your lives or rob you of friendships and community.’ Xo💙Leila
Having love for yourself does not mean youre placing yourself above others; this belief has been damaging esp for those w/mental health bc it invites feelings of worthlessness & slave yourself out for others. Loving yourself healthily allows you more room to give others more love
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You can have hope today, even if your brain tries to tell you otherwise.
Silence the lies that masquerade as fact, and cling to what is true.
You are loved. This is not the end. And there is always hope.
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Very disappointed in my unipic.twitter.com/cYAVOhyJJ8
So sorry to hear this Mel, Suicide is hard and it's difficult when you're fighting with the mental health that can lead to this.
To anyone struggling, the help works. trust me.
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Sometimes you’ve just got to keep putting one foot in front of the other...
When (literally) doing cardio or steps
Or just life in general
Sometimes you’ve just got to press on, know that you are strong enough to survive whatever life throws at you. Know that there are people around you to make those (metaphorical or literal) steps with you
Trying to take a day at a time at the moment and just keep powering on, whatever that looks like 😅. This flare up has well and truly shaken me in a different way; it simply came out of nowhere are hit me
But one foot in front of the other and I’ll get to the end of exams and then I can spend an entire day horizontal #ifyouknowyouknow
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Yesterday was a lovely day of seeing my grams, my auntie and my little cousin, socially distancing and catching up. Lovely 🥰 watching the kids run around and just not have a care in the world.
Today we had a lovely walk and a catch up with my dearest friend and found out McDonald's had reopened and the joy on this ones face sums it up. Take aways are only ever a treat in our house but she has been asking for one for ages
Happy weekend instapeeps ❤️ #100daysofhealth
“People with BPD are like people with third degree burns over 90% of their bodies. Lacking emotional skin, they feel agony at the slightest touch or movement.”
“Pessoas com TPB são como pessoas com queimaduras de terceiro grau em 90% do corpo. Sem uma pele emocional, elas sentem agonia ao menor toque ou movimento.” .
Marsha M. Linehan é uma psicóloga americana especialista em transtorno borderline que desenvolveu a terapia comportamental dialética. Desde a primeira vez que vi sua citação, reproduzida acima e com livre tradução minha, pensei "é isso!". Emoções à flor da pele, intensas, avassaladoras são para mim a principal característica do borderline, assim como a grande instabilidade delas. É por isso que muitos portadores do transtorno o descrevem como uma montanha-russa emocional, dessas com os picos mais altos e as descidas mais fortes e velozes. Por isso, também, é tão difícil para quem não tem borderline entender ou até mesmo simpatizar com nosso sofrimento. Tempestade em copo d'água, exagero, quer chamar atenção, são algumas das reações que encontramos -- elas machucam ainda mais, desencadeiam outras questões e tudo vira uma bola de neve. Sim, caso você tenha qualquer tipo de relacionamento com uma pessoa com borderline, é importante ter consciência e tentar levar isso em consideração ao tratar com ela. Ao mesmo tempo é fundamental que nós, pessoas com borderline, invistamos em autoconhecimento. Não é à toa que falo tanto das minhas emoções aqui, sobre o quanto falhei ao tentar controla-las, os imensos saltos à frente que dei ao entender que não preciso estar à mercê delas, pois posso controlar minhas reações. Antigamente um dia bom era um dia perfeito e incrivelmente feliz; há dois meses, era de certa forma vazio, pois não lidar com extremos era quase como não sentir nada. Hoje um dia bom pode ser alegre, pode ser triste, pode até não ser nada -- desde que eu esteja bem e lidando com as coisas do tamanho que elas são.
#borderline #BPD#TPB #limítrofe #saúdemental #mentalhealth #emoçõesintensas #overwhelmingemotions#instabilidadeemocional#emotionalinstability#mentaldisorder#transtornomental #recuperação #recovery
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The contents from the chest of words only proved who those obnoxious people pretended to be, but not a single one—standing in the middle of the raging crowd—felt any kind of remorse because evading truths was their only honed speciality. They fed off the fury of the crowd and made an opportunistic grab of the mic to gain even more power than ever before. As a result, the crowd quickly succumbed to their sharpened tongues and manipulative minds, forgetting what all the commotion was all about before. Having watched the entire thing from the sidelines, the quiet souls slowly exhaled and snuck out of the venue. They wondered if those people, who just chose to submit to herd mentality, were completely compos mentis.
Grey clouds billowed across the sky. Rain, they presumed. So, instead of heading straight home, they strolled into a cafe and sat with their favourite coffees, alone. They were acutely aware of how disconnected they felt from society, yet none of them realised just how many like-minded people they were sitting in close proximity to in that very moment they were wishing for a friend who understood.
Story and illustration by @hellogracemueller
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We have all said and done things this past week, but where do we go from here? How are we going to personally continue on and offline in implementing change for the future?.... This applies to us ALL, not just people you may follow. On an individual level, the BLM movement has been an massive eye opener for me. Learning has been uncomfortable and confronting at times, but very necessary. There’s still so much more to be done.
What I’ll personally be doing from here is.... ▫️Continuing to read and listen to better educate myself ▫️ Making sure my feed is diverse to ensure I consume information from a range of voices ▫️To speak out for issues I believe in, and share valuable resources I come across▫️I’ll continue to have conversations with friends & family and▫️Challenge brands I work with now AND in the future. I will only collaborate with companies who share the same values as I do.
The real test is coming for all of us when a sense of normality (whatever that may be) has resumed. We MUST stand together 🖤