[Noisebridge-discuss] Mental health professional training?

Praveen Sinha dmhomee at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 21:39:40 PST 2012


I'm thinking if we can get one of them to show up to a tuesday night
consensus meet?  Maybe we can have a group of people explain the problems
we've been having...

On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 9:38 PM, Praveen Sinha <dmhomee at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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