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Hi, I'm Tom and I'm here to make a difference.

I've been on a political journey since the EU referendum in 2016 and I've found my sense of political self as a Lib Dem.
I'm going to stand in a "winnable" East of England seat and am ready to make that difference.
As a former SME owner - I get it - I understand the pressures on local businesses. I've a clean, green and collaborative agenda.
Teamwork is key; collaboration, compromise and common sense are the route to success.
Integrity and truth must be returned to the political landscape. The factionalism, division and populist rhetoric that we've seen under this incarnation of the Tories must end.
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Do you have questions about 9️⃣8️⃣8️⃣?

Here's a quick FAQ to get you up to speed on the new #988Lifeline — because #MentalHealthMatters! Image
What can I call 988 for?

— Any kind of emotional distress, including thoughts of suicide
— A mental health crisis
— A substance use related crisis

— You can also call 988 if you're worried about a friend or family member who might need help Image
What happens when you call 988?

— You're connected with a trained crisis counselor who can help figure out the situation over the phone

— If available in your area, they may be able to dispatch a mobile crisis team if needed (often a mental health clinician + peer specialist) Image
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"To upgrade oneself, the object to work on is our brain. The process may include unlearning to learn and learning to unlearn. Whichever is the case the #brain can never be over exploited.

In every ideal #society, learning is required for universal relevance and/
acceptance. Anyone who cease to learn cease to grow and signed in for demotion or #stagnancy.

Engaged in a discussion with one of my sons this morning, I made him realized there are ways we learn without alerting our #teacher in quote, so learning may be cheap atimes./

However, active learning comes by deep interactions between the master and the learner. It's therefore extremely tedious and most time not #achievable to be a master of what is not deeply learnt or handed over to one by a sacrificial #learning act.

@UnboxTherapy @MentallyAwareNG
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The mind/mana is denoted by the Moon. The inherent nature of the Mind is to desire and needs an anchor for guidance for fulfillment. The planets that give Gati or direction to the mana are the ones in 2/12 and/or/ planet(s) conjoining and/or Kendras to it (Moon). #JyotishKatti Image
The absence of ALL the above can denote a mind that has no fixed desire. Is this good? For spirituality, this can be a plus. However, for mundane matters, this can be a -ve. This is called Kemadruma Yoga. Is there any remedy for this?
Before I get to the remedy we need to take a deep dive. What is this all about? It is for a very important reason, that the maharishis have given importance to Chandra Lagna. The chart viewed from Moon as Lagna shows our emotional makeup. The quality of various responses.
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Here goes…

In late 2018, I tried to end my life on a tube platform. A woman saw what was happening, and stopped me. At the time, all I could remember about this woman were her earrings — like Qing Dynasty coins. I don’t recall much else to be honest, and I never told anyone.
Until one afternoon, about a year later. I was having a beer with my best mate on the Southbank and became aware of a presence. It felt like I was being watched. I’d forgotten my specs at home, but when I turned around, I knew immediately it was her. She was about 100 feet away.
While I’d not told anyone the story, I decided there and then to tell my mate everything. It was difficult to share how I’d been feeling, but he’s the very best. He too turned to look, but she and I were already on our feet. I don’t recall us saying anything… we simply hugged.
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Today marks the end of #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, and we'd like to say a word on mental health in #tech.

51% of tech workers have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. By contrast, 19.1% of U.S. adults experience mental illness.

How can we change that? THREAD 🧵
Above all, we've got to open up about our struggles.

In this thread, 3 of our #founders talk openly about their mental health and tools that help them maintain it - tackling issues such as burnout, work-life balance and fear of failure.

Let's see what they have to say.
Founder & CEO of @KairnApp, @patbsci, recommends writing something down when it bothers you, daily.

"If it consistently bothers me 7 days in a row, then it means it’s not going away", she says. "Do something to change it, don’t let it eat away your energy."
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7 things which really helped me in changing my #life altogether for GOOD!!

A Thread...

Like & retweet!!!

#healthy #HealthForAll #health #HealthyEating #wealth #finance #personalgrowth #investing #Investment #lifestyle

Spending less than u earn..

This is simple but yet a POWERFUL statement to stick in ur mind.
It helps u to stay with no #debt and be in #debtfreecommunity which brings immense peace and can focus on ur #happiness rather than earning mindlessly to clear ur debt.
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Investing every month.

Keep #investing a small amount of ur earnings - expenses in a medium which can beat #inflation.

@RichifyMeClub is a great person to promote this a lot.. ❤️
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I'm halfway through a course on #Mentalhealth first aid, and I want to share a powerful message. Mental health can be viewed and understood via where it sits vis a vis physical health. We had various illnesses, and had to rank them from least to most needing help. Ready? Image
We were each given cards with illnesses, and we set them on the floor in the order we thought, from least problematic to most serious. When we were done, the leaders helped us rearrange them into the correct order from least to most needing care: Image
Least: gingivitis. Then, mild asthma. Next a tie: low back pain/uncomplicated diabetes. Then another tie: epilepsy affects a person about the same as mild depression. It's at this level that we first started to see mental illnesses in relation to common physical illnesses.
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Last month, I conducted a survey on the well-being of professionals exposed to online extremist and terrorist content.
I will share more detailed results with you next week, but the Buffalo attack compels me to share some of my findings and advice already. 🧵 1/
The first and most important tip is to ask yourself if you truly need to watch the video. (You most likely don't ...) (According to my survey, 10+ hours of weekly exposure significantly increases the likelihood of sleep disturbances, nightmares, cynicism, overprotection, etc.) 2/
I am in the final stages of planning a conference on Gamification, Hate Speech, and Extremism (…
), and I read that the attacker admires the Christchurch shooter, posted a manifesto, and live-streamed the attack. 3/
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Dear #NEETPG2022 aspirants, I understand that things are not going great for both the groups- those who want to give exams on time and also for those who want it to be postponed.
This uncertainty can be really frustrating. I don't know how much of this will help but still.. 1/n
Our brains are wired to react to uncertainty with anxiety. As the uncertainty of the scenarios increases, our brains have a tendency to shift control over to the limbic system, the place where emotions, such as anxiety and fear, are generated. 2/n
But “A lot of cognition is really about handling different types of uncertainty,” says MIT Associate professor of brain and cognitive sciences Dr. Michael Halassa.
Let's look at some research backed evidence to help ourselves manage this anxiety about uncertainty!
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A 15 year old boy was brought by his maternal uncle (Mama)to OPD today.
The boy had been having issues of nocturnal enuresis- which means passing urine while sleeping.
A 🧵
The first question we asked was of course why his parents were not here. Got to know from his Mama that parents and the kid stay in interior rural Maharashtra near Guj-Maha border. The boy had come to his Mama's place in Surat for his summer vacations a week back.
Mama and Mami noticed that he was passing urine every night in bed. Initially they were angry on the boy but then Mami was discussing this with other neighboring ladies about it & one of the ladies told her that her daughter too had such issues & they had taken her to Civil
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This is a good time to redirect frustration and pain onto creative outlets and prayer.

By all means, do your online activism.

But balance that out with self-care Address your mental, spiritual and emotional needs.

Self-neglect will not solve the problem.

Some Tips ⬇️

Look for signs of burnout (use Google) and assess yourself honestly

Whilst your voice matters, so too does your spirit.

Take a break from Twitter to recharge for a few days.

You can continue supporting your cause in other ways.
Redirect the brain to different activities for a change. Art, games on your phone, deep breathing, music.

This isn't escapism. Some of the best ideas come when we're in the middle of doing something unrelated. (Like Archimedes shouting EUREKA! In his bathtub)
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Governments trying to:

1. Turn anti-vx into a mental illness.
2. Provide “assististance” the mentally ill.…

👇Thread. ImageImageImage
2/ It became a right 2015. Image
3/ Extended in 2019. Image
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Guilt Culture in South Asian Families.
This is such an impt aspect that impacts so many individuals growing up which leads to distress in interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships and mental health concerns which go unnoticed.
It isn’t always easy to understand what guilt is. In fact, guilt & shame are often confused with each other, though they’re distinct emotions. Guilt describes a sense of regret or responsibility that relates to actions taken.
People may feel guilt over things they actually did wrong, things they believe were their fault. Like every emotion has a purpose, Guilt also signals us when we may stray away from our values/beliefs. It nudges us to be mindful of our actions with genuine intentions.
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Mindset Moment 🧠

Sheesh, If you’ve been an active investor in the markets over the last 6 months, you don’t need ShadowInvestor™ to tell you what a hell of a ride it’s been.

Fears of rising rates and a slowing economy has completely flipped the switch on investor sentiment.
And that’s triggered a sell-off that’s seen the average tech stock fall by 37%.

We'll focus on tech for today but markets in general are looking heartbreaking & this could apply to you.

Pandemic favourites like Zoom & Peleton are down about ~80% and Australian tech about ~90%🤯
But despite the recent declines it’s easy to forget just how long this tech bull run has been going for.

Take e.g. ARKK, The famous tech ETF from @CathieDWood is down ~50% since this time last year.

But despite this, the ETF is still up ~40% from 2yrs ago (AKA pandemic).
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11 anos depois do meu registo no Instagram, optei por finalmente colocar o meu perfil privado.
É incrível o peso que deixamos que as redes sociais tenham na nossa vida. No início da pandemia aproveitei para fazer uma pausa de 1 mês sem consultar qualquer rede. Foi libertador.
Passos simples como estes, ajudam a fazer checkpoints da nossa saúde mental e a canalizar esforços para coisas mais importantes nas nossas vidas.
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The NOW 2022 Racial Justice Summit is starting NOW! We are livestreaming this event on our Facebook page. You can also follow along as we live-tweet on this thread! #RacialJustice #RJS22
Today we will hear from three powerful panels:
🏠 The Housing Crisis
🏩 Reproductive Justice
🗳️ Voting Rights
Let's get into it!
National NOW President @ChrisFNunes is opening the NOW 2022 Racial Justice Summit with a big THANK YOU to all of our attendees, members, and panelists. Let's talk about how each panel is connected to #RacialJustice.
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What is the "affirmative model?"
#healthcare #therapy #mentalhealthmatters
Let's unpack the difference between the “watchful waiting method” and the “affirmative model,” & how the “affirmative model” locks kids into confusion, distress & medicalization for life. (1/10)
“Watchful waiting” means that parents, therapists, and teachers neither affirm nor deny a child’s desire to be the opposite sex. When a girl says she wants to be a boy, the adults in the room wait to see if she’ll grow out of it on her own. #mentalhealthawareness (2/10)
“Affirmation” means that a girl who wants to be a boy is told she IS a boy. Her parents have her birth certificate changed. Her teachers call her by a boy’s name. Her peers are ordered to play along. She’s given drugs to prevent normal maturation, and told she NEEDS them. (3/10)
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#Narcissism thread 🧵 15 (more) questions to ask yourself if you are questioning whether someone is a #narcissist
1. Do they devalue, diminish, demonise or harshly judge you or act as the righteous ‘authority’ figure with you regardless of their age, status or employment? 🚩
Are they #superior? For e.g. A non lawyer preaching to a lawyer about law. 2. Are they #defensive? Do they seem only interested in trying to prove that they are right & you are wrong, in a defensive mode? 🚩They are #competitive not co-operative. Co-operation is a must #healthy
3. Do they demand #attention from you? For e.g., insisting on having the conversation when it’s convenient for them only &/or use emotional #manipulation to ensure conversation happens on ‘their’ terms? They may not answer the question, go off topic, deflect, defensive, accuse 🚩
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I felt terribly sick on Saturday. Sore throat, flu symptoms, heavy head. My rapid test is negative. All my friends have #COVID19. Literally everyone. 349 cases in my kids school last week.Overcrowded and zero #ventilation. Sick teachers & sick kids. @ScholaEuropaea @JHahnEU
On Sunday the Far right of 🇪🇺 comes to Brussels to create appalling chaos. The unspeakable violence...the politicians scape goating others... It's a lawless crowd & they don't hear our prayers. 2/
Belgian 🇧🇪Twitter Pandemic experts fight over CST: vaccine obligations. Yeah, in this first world, this is the drama. My right to not wear a face covering or take a vaccine. Not about the health consequences of the children & vulnerable. 😥 3/
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#Civil and intelligent conversation That involves #criticalthinking skills,self-regulation, #reflection, mutual respect respectful debate, direct conversation are #socialskills all research based Scientific evidence is highly encouraged here. I encourage this on my
Twitter feed to engage in civil #discourse
To #question everything, to be self-aware and insightful,
to allow open #transparent #ooen conversations & discourse free of denial, not listening, talking over others, not letting them finish their sentences, being angry and rageful.
These #behaviors do nothing to advance any cause. #Safeguarders & mediators are very important to the well-being of children miners and disabled adults. when it comes to #childsafety anyone who mocks child safety needs to seriously reflect and/or take A child safety course.
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I promised a discussion of some of the anxiety (and denial of anxiety) I’ve be seeing in practice. This definitely isn’t everything. Here’s a thread:
1- Fear of getting sick. It’s not just Covid. For some, the fear has generalized to any illness. I’ve seen people go to extremes to avoid illness and have developed agoraphobic type symptoms as a result. If the don’t leave their house or interact with anyone, they can’t get sick
2- Guilt with getting sick: I’ve had clients express guilt over getting sick (not just Covid) because it meant they did something wrong.
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As mentioned earlier, this a 10 point thread about #SelfHarm and #Suicide.

It comes with a #TriggerWarning.

I will be using my own experience to TRY and educate and encourage reflection, particularly in those who work in #mentalhealth or encounter
individuals who may self harm.

Those with lived experience may find it unhelpful and may want to not to read it.

So here goes...

1) Self harm can take many forms; and one person can use multiple across their life span. I have engaged in at least 7 different behaviours
from my teenage years up until now.

2) Just as the method can change so can the function. 15/16 year old me self harmed for punishment - the belief that I had been the reason for my parents separation. I have self harmed in order to feel in control; to release a build up
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Today is 100 days since I was first admitted to hospital after taking a mixed overdose. I won't elaborate further.
Since then I have had 3 admissions; 2 to general wards and 1 to a #mentalhealth unit. I spent time as an informal patient and also detained under Section 3 1/21
I was under #Crisis services until last week...
Today is also the first night in 99 that I am spending alone, so to occupy myself and acknowledge the 'milestone', I thought I would reflect on 10 things that I have learnt in that time...
This comes with trigger warnings 2/21
As I will be speaking about #SelfHarm and #Suicide. I also apologise in advance for any poor grammer - I am typing this out on my phone, unable to use a key board.
These are just my own experiences/thoughts/opinions - they are not meant to be generalised. Nor are they based 3/21
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