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I would say that society is at fault. The government was not behind Jenny McCarthy, Oprah, Dr. Oz, etc.
#vaccine #VaccinesSaveLives #VaccinesWork #MedTwitter #ScienceTwitter
What the government DID do wrong: “#security” & espionage via vaccines Frankenstein monster unleashed on Muslims

If the US government does do things like this it’s not a “#conspiracy

...all while what led to #CapitolRiots was brewing 🤦🏻‍♀️

If Prius-driving Whole Foods-consuming suburbanites would STOP #misinformation #disinformation to #trauma ridden #refugee populations


the jobs of minority & Muslim doctors would not be so hard

This is lack of *societal* control
of the most privileged
who HARM
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We live in an attention #economy & what #Tweetiatricians have known for decades (#Twitter started in 2006): importance of drawing attention to factual science-based information as compared to #misinformation & #disinformation, especially on #vaccines…
You have to be fast & prolific to play catch up to this. I have 77K tweets, a moderate sized band of 6K followers interested enough to tolerate my volume but use of hashtags allows reach across Twittersphere. Trending hashtags = better for riding a way for that attention economy
If is unclear if we are now so siloed that tweets are ineffective with anti-vaxx. But not all anti-vaxx are QAnon
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This is why I do long threads on racism in child & education spaces (child education up to #MedEd) and on the role of women to “protect” only some kids, not others. There is focus on police without looking at the full picture of sources of harm to children of color.
It is very very easy to focus on the Boston police Union leader

but who is it that..

helps him get access to children?
stays silent?
silences abused children?
promotes him?
seeks to please him (be promoted by him)?
sees him as a “good leader”?
softens his image?
protects him?
The role of men & women who police/silence those who would speak up... who prevent identifying the abuser

=extremely important

it is all on one spectrum: if you experience being denied food by a teacher as a 3-year old, will you speak up on abuse...

vs Stockholm Syndrome?
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Het is okay dat mijn kind opgroeit in medisch fascisme, waarin hij/zij zichzelf constant als 'potentiële moordenaar' ziet. Niet? Sluit je dan aan bij ouders die voor een vrije samenleving voor hun kinderen zijn. #covid19nl #coronamaatregelen #kinderen #samenleving #gezondheid
Laat de kinderen niet kreperen... 'Deskundigen luiden noodklok: onze kinderen moeten hun jeugd terugkrijgen' #covid19nl #coronamaatregelen #kinderen #gezondheid #trauma #stoornissen #kindermishandeling
"Als wij dan nu een hele generatie kinderen creëren, die 'uit verbinding gaat', 'óntzield' wordt, wat zijn dan de schadelijke effecten op de lange termijn?" #covid19nl #trauma #coronamaatregelen #kinderen
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“How Trauma Impacts the Brain & Body 🧠👩🏽‍💼👨🏾‍💼👩‍💼” with @LcswNidhi, @OwenMuirMD, @CarleneMac, @iSocialFanz, Sara Siavoshi, @docdanmd, @_MohitArora, @digitald0ctor, and Mental Health Matters. Today, Apr 10 at 6:00 PM EDT on @joinclubhouse!
Kudos to the speakers, incredible content and overview to help us understand our experiences, old memory networks and physiological response, and brain shifts.
3/ @docdanmd speaking now about the global pandemic r/t #COVID19 and how we are experiencing a sense of global trauma. So many losses like those of life, jobs, connection, experiences and it’s a shared experience regardless of geography as a shared exp.
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Set to join #reportinggenderedviolence #trauma webinar: 'Enough is Enough-Reporting on Gender Violence for Journalists' with @samanthamaiden @NourHaydar
@PercyKaren @CaitlinAithne @OurWatchAus @dartian1
Being introduced by @dartian1 (who is guesting at @WePublicHealth this week), acknowledging that we live and work on the unceded lands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Webinar is being recorded and will be posted on @DartCenter and @OurWatchAus websites #reportinggenderedviolence
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1. This is completely normal in #trauma!Laying down memory is a complex process & so is “retrieving” memories.
It’s unfortunate when memories that come flooding back are so horrific bc it can be like experiencing the event all over again for the second time, but yes (cont)
2. those memories can come flooding back DECADES later.
Whilst devastating, on some level it can make things make so more sense, but also sometimes add to feeling of confusion as to whether event really happened.
3. It can make you doubt yourself even more which is tragic. It can feel like the brains cruelest of jokes. When those memories return we often prefer to doubt them as the content are so painful. A good clinician will not make u feel like a liar. @dhanyajmani @angelo_virgona
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#COVID19: THE #GREATRESET July 9, 2020.

"1) individuals w/ pre-existing #mentalhealth conditions like #depression will increasingly suffer from anxiety disorders; 2) #socialdistancing measures, even after they’ve been rolled back, will have worsened mental health issues;" Image
"2) #socialdistancing measures, even after they've been rolled back, will have worsened #mentalhealth issues; 3) in many families, the loss of income consecutive to unemployment will plunge people into the "#death of #despair" phenomenon;"

#Lockdowns Image
"4) #domesticviolence and abuse, particularly against #women and #children, will increase as long as the pandemic endures;" Image
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I asked a child in #kindergarten if he was allowed to talk during lunch.
A: no
Q: What do you do while you eat lunch?
A: Watch a show
Q: Can you remove your #mask other than to eat?
A: no
Q? During recess/play?
A: no
Q; Have you ever seen your #teacher's face?
A: no

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The tearful mother, who had no idea, told me that this explains why her 5-yr-old does not eat most of his lunch. He sometimes can not open the containers, boxes, etc. - & is not to ask for help. As well, he has reiterated that he has to eat quickly & has no time to eat his food. ImageImageImageImage
With approx. 78,000 students (over 55k elementary age), @TVDSB is "one of the largest #publicschool boards in #Ontario, serving an area that stretches more than 200 km & across more than 7,000 sq. km." Let's take a look at the #Covid cases justifying the oppressive measures: Image
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Am grateful my #endometriosis and #fibroids only affects me severely one day a cycle and is not severe every cycle. Still that one day can make me unable to get out of bed or sit up without passing out. Severity worsens with stress.

Today I feel have my life back. Thank God.
Mind you, my definition of severe is “I pass out from pain.” I don’t know if it is really a good thing I self suppress so well that I don’t even feel or react to pain until it threatens my ability to stay conscious. I don’t glamorize “grit” that is a lack of self compassion
It is an accommodation to the pathology in the world we live that was apparent with the events this week. 6 Asian women killed but the compassion was for the killer who “had a bad day” by authorities while the women were mislabeled as sex workers to validate their deaths.
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This is absolutely grotesque. Shame on @TVDSB & the teachers who enforced it.

"You'll be forgiven if you didn't know that some children had to be silent while eating their lunches & snacks... #Enforcement of the no-talking-during-lunch rule varies.."…
"Some #teachers are concerned that #COVID19 will spread further and faster if kids are allowed to talk, said @etfopresident, who represents Thames Valley's 3,600 teachers as head of the Elementary Teachers Federation of #Ontario."

#Trauma #Oppression #Conditioning
"In a Grade 2 #classroom, they have a hard time sitting still to begin with, and asking them not to speak, they look like they're being #punished...

Other teachers put on a movie or #television show to get the kids to focus on the front of the room, and not each other." ImageImageImageImage
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This time last year...

...I restricted my life to keep me and my partner safe, and to protect others.

Looking back what I did was sensible and proportionate.

The government was hesitating.

I’m so glad this didn’t stop me from taking action.


This time last year...

...A lot of people were in denial about the severity of the situation.

This made it difficult to stay safe in public places where people mixed.

I was working in a greengrocery where customers were sceptical about the need for precautions.


This time last year...

...It was obvious @BorisJohnson was making appallingly (deliberately?) bad strategic decisions.

As a result many people have died unnecessarily, become disabled or been left very unwell.

The government must be held to account.


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THREAD​ြမန်မာနိုင်ငံတွင် ြဖစ်လာနိုင်မည့် စိတ်ဒဏ်ရာနဲ့ စိတ်ကျန်းမာရေးဆိုင်ရာ
Anthropologist @judithbeyer, trauma expert @hannakienzler နှင့်အမည်မဖော်လိုကူညီသူများမှအတူတကွ စစ်တပ်ရဲ့အာဏာသိမ်းမူအ​ရေး၌ စိတ်ကျန်းမာရေးနဲ့ပတ်သက်ပြီးကျော််ြဖတ်သွားနိုင်ဖို့ နည်းလမ်းများဝေမျှသွားပါမည်။
(လက်ရှိအချိန်မှာလူအတော်အများက ညှဉ်းပန်းနှိပ်စက်မူအကြမ်းဖက်မူပုံများကို‌Social Media မှာ‌ေ၀မျှတာကို လိုအပ်တယ်လို့ခံစားြကပါတယ်။ အခုလို ‌ေ၀မျှမူများဟာ တကယ့်လက်​တွ့မှာ​ေတာ့ မိမိရဲ့၀◌မ်းနည်းမူမျှ ဆုံးရူံးမူများ နာြကည်မူများကို မကူညီပေးနိုင်ပါဘူး။
တစ်ပါးသူတင်ထားသောပိုစ်အောက်မှာထိုကဲ့သို့သောညဉ်းပန်းနှိပ်စက်မူအကြမ်းဖက်မူပုံများတင်ချင်းကိုကျေးဇူးပြု၍မပြုလုပ်ပါနှင့်။ဤကဲ့သို့သောအပြုအမူများဆက် တိုက်ပြုလုပ်ပါက ‌ေ၇၇ှည် စိတ်ဒဏ်ရာ များြဖစ်ပေါ်လာနိုင်မည့်Risk ၇ှိပါသည်။ မိမိမှ ြကည့်ရူမူများကိုကြိုးစားြပီးကန့်သတ်ထားဖို့လိုအပ်ပါတယ်။
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Last night I made a pledge.

The crisis in mental health services is no secret. Lives have been lost and ruined. Family and friends left bereft with grief.

We’re told repeatedly lessons have been learnt. But have they?

It’s time to make good trouble about this.

‘Out of sight, out of mind’ or so the saying goes. That’s how people with severe mental illness were dealt with in my childhood.

The psychiatric hospital, in its forbidding Victorian building, was somewhere you got ‘put away’.

I volunteered there. It was full of misery.

But how are things now? It’s five decades since I first met people suffering terribly because mental health services ignored them, or abused them.

With all the advances in our understanding of mental health surely things are very different these days?

I wish I could say so.

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Spotlight: MIA’s @emalinus4 interviews feminist psychologist and filmmaker @JanHaaken about the role of #trauma and #mentalhealth discourse in social movements.

#podcast #psychiatry #psychtwitter #psychchatter…
“The progressive mental health movement must demand something of the larger public and not just settle for spiriting people away to places or directing them to services. As a broader society, we must have greater respect and not call the police when someone is acting odd.”
“My own feeling is that the mental health field has not been a very interesting place for radical ideas, maybe beyond how it surfaced in the occupy movement. There was some interesting activity as #Occupy camps became places for taking care of people who lived on the streets...”
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Health Affairs has extensively covered the #COVID19 #pandemic this year. As #2020 draws to a close, we consider 10 of the lessons that have emerged from that coverage: 1/11
1) Mandating #facemasks in public is associated with a decline in the daily #COVID19 growth rate: (Wei Lyu and George Wehby of @uiowa) 2/11
2) #COVID19 emergency #sickleave has reduced confirmed cases: (@StefanPEcon of @ETH_en et al.) 3/11
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Am 10. Fachtag zu #Sexualität & Psyche spreche ich über:
"Sexualität und #Trauma in der #Sexarbeit"
Beim Schreiben brodelt es in mir, wenn ich den Mist lesen muss, den Kraus, Breimayer & Co zu diesem Thema verzapfen.
Doch es ist wirklich Zeit das Thema selbst zu besetzen!/1.
Ich fordere eine feministische, betroffenenkontrollierte Therapie für Sexworker:innen (SW) statt zu gestatten, dass selbsternannte Retter:innen SW pathologisieren und entmündigen.
SW entscheiden selbst, über Empowerment & Art der Therapie, wenn sie sich für eine entscheiden./2.
Derzeit wird ein Teil der Traumatherapie instrumentalisiert, SW zu erpressen, dass sie erst NACH dem Ausstieg Zugang zu TraumaTherapie (nur Trauma-, und nicht die Form, die SW wünschen) erhalten. Oder sie sollen durch die Freierkriminalisierung zum Ausstieg gezwungen werden./3.
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A #thread about #autistic #meltdown. One of the reasons I can suddenly and unexpectedly become overwhelmed is the difficulty I have monitoring how distressed I am. The tipping point when things kilter out of control is as much a surprise to me as it is to other people.
Emotional regulation is difficult when I’m not fully aware of how emotions are making me feel, until overwhelmed. And for me the ‘why’ is always important. My mind wrestles with possible explanations for feelings that are strong but confusing.
Like many #autistic people I find that past #trauma often intrudes on the present. Analysis and recognition of patterns is how I best understand human behaviour. Something happening now that maps onto ways in which I was bullied previously can be utterly terrifying.
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Recently Briana Loomis PhD, Pooja Mhatre MPH & Stacey Blankenbaker MA of
@SF_DPH #Traumainformed Systems Initiative shared perspective on TIS during #COVID19 - trauma affects not only communities & individuals but also systems/organizations. / 1
"Trauma-reactive" orgs can be fragmented, fear-driven, feel unsafe | transform ➡️#healing org w/6 guiding principles 👇understand trauma/stress, safety/stability, #culturalhumility #equity, compassion, collaboration/empowerment, resilience/recovery important during #pandemic /2 6 guiding principles trauma informed systems
Workforce cannot sustain #traumainformed care unless workforce experiences TIS - esp important in #2020 - @SF_DPH req training for entire workforce all commit to 1 action post training. Tool for TI work life = staff survey to ID a focus /3 Trauma-informed organizations must support workforce as well
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1-Latest #COVID19BC Testing graph from @CDCofBC Nov. 20th Surveillance report. It shows how they can continue the fear propaganda to "justify" violating #BChumanrightsCode & #Charterrights through meaningless "orders." #psychologicalwarfare #COVIDpsyop
2-I worked in #childprotection in #BC. A major, valid complaint from "clients" of #MCFD was that the goal posts kept getting changed arbitrarily. I didn't practice like that, but saw it. Its actually a strategy of #psychologicalwarfare #institutionalabuse & #torture. #COVIDpsyop
3-I've been blocked by some of "#COVIDZero" "advocates." This campaign is population-based #psychologicalwarfare bc this is impossible to achieve. #COVID19 is a cold/flu virus that's endemic now. Moving the goal posts sets us all up. They just keep moving them. #torture #MKUltra
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*An appeal to NON-autistic people: please take a few moments to read this thread*

We (#Neurodivergent people) were taught early in life that everything YOU (#Allistics) said and did was what WE (#Autistics etc) had to aspire to.

We weren’t even told an alternative existed. 1/9
Our #Autism was suppressed before we knew the word for it.

When we protested, we were met with punishment and ostracism.

When we suffered in silence, we were never rewarded for protecting YOU from our *legitimate* anger.

We were converted to #AutisticMasking to survive. 2
All children need mirroring for healthy development. We #Autistics received very little.

Our talents were often not recognized or acknowledged. If they were, it was not for our benefit, but for yours.

Our faults were all noted and attributed to us alone. 3
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I am contemplating trust - with particular focus on whether or not I am willing to completely open up to my therapist.

Talking darkness and shadows seemed relatively easy work in comparison to sharing who I am, what I believe, and how I interpret my experience of the world.
I lived in darkness for years. It's victimhood feels like a soft weighted blanket in comparison to the vulnerability of discovering, owning, and being myself.

I struggle to be forthcoming out of fear of judgment and abandonment. So sometimes, it feels easy to cuddle...
into assumption, rather than removing the blanketed shield of silence and speaking my truth.

Today, I am preparing to open up to my therapist about how therapy is going. She asked at the end of our last session and I reacted quite confused, "Good?"
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CW: Mental illness: stigma and accessibility to health services

I had a full fledged meltdown/breakdown in a #pharmacy today, let me tell you why:

I have severe anxiety/panic attacks and so I need medication to control anxiety and help me sleep. There was a gap of 6 months (1/)
when I wasn't on any medication and it was not a good time for me (also because I was going through #Trauma). So about a month ago, I decided to find a #psychiatrist from scratch who would understand my case and prescribe needed meds. This doctor prescribed meds for 21 days (2/)
and scheduled my next appointment on the 21st day. The meds were not easily available but a local pharmacy got them for me next morning after a gap of 12 hours. So far, so good. On the 21st day, doctor cuts my call & their assistant tells me they won't be available for 5days (3/)
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Sitting in the present often fills my body with a sense of great unease. I find myself looking around the room frantically searching for the trauma I am about to endure. I am temporarily transported out of time.

#cptsd #ptsd #csa #childsextrafficking #humantrafficking
While my body sits safely in my home or office, it simultaneously replays the most intensely awful sensations of fear. It starts an invisible silent countdown to the moment the camera light turns red and my uncle films my sexual abuse for profit.

#savethechildren #wwg1wga
I can be sitting perfectly still in relief & suddenly the sense of vulnerability hits & I am in torment.

This weekend I spent a few moment reflecting on Friday's therapy session in which I felt a great sense of relief when my therapist acknowledge my hesitancy to trust.
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