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I Randomly Met a Peel Police Mental Health Crisis Team

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/

Mental Health

Peel Police shoot and kill man with schizophrenia in Mississauga

My heart and my prayers go out to the family of Ejas Choudry.

As someone who’s been in similar situations where I required the assistance of police on a mental health call, I fully support an investigation into what happened, and demand better training so police can de-escalate a mental health call like this using non-lethal force.

I have openly said I support good cops, and think they deserve better funding so they can have better training, and more manpower. That doesn’t mean that I can’t demand change, and demand that they do better, where improvement is needed.

Even though I’ve been in similar situations, I’ve never had it turn out this way so, there are no words.

All I can do is publicly support the family and demand answers on their behalf. Answers for Choudry, will bring to light what needs to be done to ensure this doesn’t happen to another family in the future.

Mental Health

Anxiety Life Hack: Force Your Body to Calm Down!!

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!

Narcissism and Abuse

Narcissistic Parents & Emotional Abuse

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Rarely, do I meet people who conjure up ideas of a woman being the abuser, and the man being the victim, or worse — her child(ren).

We know child abuse happens. There are far too many cases of children dying at the hands of those who brought them into this world.

But I think we tend to think of the man as being the aggressor.

I’m not interested in sexism. That is not my point.

I think that the relationship between a mother and her child, especially a mother and her daughter, has long been painted as a sacred relationship. Continue reading “Narcissistic Parents & Emotional Abuse”