[Noisebridge-discuss] Mental health professional training?

Praveen Sinha dmhomee at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 21:38:29 PST 2012


Strangely, I actually may know some people that can help in this
situation.  I'm in touch with some people from the Safer Spaces collective,
which is a group of mental health professionals that have been active
dealing with mental health issues in the occupy camps.  I have a feeling
that noisebridge may provide a unique setting for them, and that there may
be some mutual benefit (such as offering noisebridge as a place to meet):

http://occupyoakland.org/generalassembly/committees/saferspaces-committee/

On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 3:25 PM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:

>
>
>    we don't need any group consent. we can do-ocratically
> set something up. how to find an appropriate mental health
> professional who'd show up to talk to some of us? And what
> about a knowledgeable and decent cop?
>
>
> On Sun, 2012-02-12 at 15:13 -0800, Christina Olson wrote:
> > I'm actually in favor of this.  Knowledge is empowering and it seems
> > like a lot of people don't know how to handle the less-than-balanced
> > before they get to the point of threatening people with imaginary
> > firearms.  I don't think we need much group consent for it either, i'd
> > show up to this and I think if it just happened (hint hint) lots of
> > people would either also just show up to it or wander in based on
> > already being in the space.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > p.s. THE KEYPAD GOES ON THE TOP DOOR WITH THE PORTHOLE
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 1:09 AM, aestetix aestetix <aestetix at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > > I don't post here much anymore, but I noticed there has been some
> friction
> > > with an unwelcome guest or two. I've seen a lot of people make various
> > > claims about different incidents, but it seems like people still feel
> scared
> > > and threatened.
> > >
> > > I've found that when I've felt that way, reaching out to a
> professional has
> > > worked for me. Would people at Noisebridge be open to inviting a mental
> > > health professional to come and give a session teaching people what to
> look
> > > for and how to handle situations when they come up?
> > >
> > > Just a thought. It seems like a positive and productive way to help the
> > > community.
> > >
> > > aestetix :)
> > >
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