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This video is my take on Facebook Groups: The Pros and Cons. Why I think that it’s a great place to find people who understand what you may be going through, and can support you when you feel isolated, and feel like no one in your social circle understands.
I am a part of several Facebook groups, not just ones pertaining to trauma and mental health.
I forgot to mention that each group has their own set of rules that you need to agree to, in order to join the group. Failure to adhere to those rules, will usually mean a suspension (you can’t participate) or you’re just booted. Before you get up in arms and talk about censorship, remember that these groups cover sensitive material and in my experience, the admins do a great job balancing free speech, and blatant spam/pointless points/harmful posts.
I was at the local car wash minding my own business when I ran into the Peel Police Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (MCRRT).
I thought it was pretty cool and a STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION when it comes to Mental Health response in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon.
I briefly spoke to Officer Soodan and his mental health partner (whose name I unfortunately, forgot to ask).
Also, this was a very brief conversation. Much of what I talk about in this video are my own views, based on my own research, and some was from the very short conversation we had.
Maybe in the future, I could sit down and talk with someone who works in the field to actually get them to talk about their work because I think it’s eye-opening and also very cool, that they’ve taken this step.
It’s a step in the right direction.
About the vulnerable persons registry: https://youtu.be/B2lotaAdF1s
Here is a Toronto Star article about MCRRT: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/02/04/peel-police-and-crisis-workers-partner-on-rapid-response-team-for-mental-health-emergencies.html
Read CMHA’s press release regarding MCRRT here: https://cmhapeeldufferin.ca/news/peel-regional-police-launches-the-mobile-crisis-rapid-response-team-mcrrt/
The Vulnerable Persons Registry is a good example of a positive thing that police have created, but falls short of what it’s meant to accomplish.
You can learn about the Peel Vulnerable Persons Registry here: https://www.peelpolice.ca/en/services/vulnerable-persons-registry.aspx#.
Here are the videos this week that I’ve made as a result of the death of Ejaz Choudry in Mississauga on Saturday:
Peel Police shoot and kill man with schizophrenia in Mississauga:
Cop kills mentally ill man and Internet blames the family:
Police Force Family to Go to Psychiatric Hospital for Going on Hunger Strike:
There are times when we feel #triggered, and we can feel our emotions heightening. If we’re able to catch ourselves before we get carried away, there is a #DBT skill called #TIP or #TIPP, which stands for: Temperature Intense Excercise Paced Breathing Progressive Relaxation My favourite out of all that is temperature. It’s saved me from many potentially devastating panic attacks. Hope you find this video helpful!
This week, I’m preparing materials to introduce all of you to what seems to be, this new, hip and novel concept of “Mindfulness.”
It’s actually not new but it’s growing in popularity because the science shows that it can help us achieve wise mind.
In preparation for the ideas I’m going to present in my coming video, I wanted to share these awesome videos.
Ooh. I know this is going to rub my actual friends, who follow me on social media, in all the wrong ways. Before you get offended, read all the way through. Just saying…
I grew up in a cult.
There’s just no other way to put it.
It took me, well, until about now, to be able to even say that, because my religion was a huge part of my identity.
Those of us who were in it since birth, usually say, “I was born in ‘the church.'”
The organization was called The Worldwide Church of God (AKA WCG – you’ll see how funny these acronyms get as we go along; also, watch this video I’ve embedded, if you don’t want to read a dissertation on a cult that doesn’t exist anymore). Continue reading “I Grew Up In a Cult”