[Noisebridge-discuss] Mental health professional training?

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 18:24:17 PST 2012


I would really like to see this happen. Regardless of whether the
majority of the current problem people are mentally ill, this is a
persistent problem in the space. Sometimes, we have mentally ill
people who are clearly hackers and could be productive members of the
community if they could talk sense and keep their pants on.

Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help with this.

-Kelly

On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 21:39, Praveen Sinha <dmhomee at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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