[Noisebridge-discuss] Mental health professional training?

jim jim at systemateka.com
Mon Feb 13 19:31:47 PST 2012



    Seems to me that Noisebridge people are (understandably) 
leery of confronting problem people. I'd say best to form a 
group (gang) and do the confronting together. 
    Also seems that someone working on a police force would 
likely know how to assess and work with a problem person. 





On Mon, 2012-02-13 at 18:24 -0800, Kelly wrote:
> 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 :)
> >>> > >
> >>> > > _______________________________________________
> >>> > > Noisebridge-discuss mailing list
> >>> > > Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> >>> > > https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss
> >>> > >
> >>> > _______________________________________________
> >>> > Noisebridge-discuss mailing list
> >>> > Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> >>> > https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> _______________________________________________
> >>> Noisebridge-discuss mailing list
> >>> Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> >>> https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Noisebridge-discuss mailing list
> > Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> > https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss
> >
> _______________________________________________
> Noisebridge-discuss mailing list
> Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss




More information about the Noisebridge-discuss mailing list