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Thank you so much for this effort. Very helpful!
I hearya. Like with so much needed reform in this space, I am banking on this sacred promise: “…the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” We need to keep lifting our voices like Nicole has done here and instigating good trouble.
Hi Steve. Good question. Unfortunately, one I don’t have the answer to at this moment. I am seeking similar answers, yet have found the professionals (mostly women with trauma-informed backgrounds) involved are quite open to listening to the voices of those with lived experience. I will keep you posted. This center has not been funded as of yet, if I understand their progress correctly.
Difficult story. Shocking, but not surprising. The good news is Australia seems to be ahead of the US in addressing these injustices. I recommend following the work of Dr. Karen Williams. You can find all her activism on her Twitter feed: @drwilliams. Also, see this recent webinar: Mental Health and Trauma in the Context of Domestic Abuse https://www.thewhycampaign.com/events-1/mental-health-trauma-in-the-context-of-domestic-abuse I’m particularly interested in the Trauma Centre they’re trying to get funded in Wollongong. https://womenstraumacentre.wordpress.com/about-us/ Hope this helps. Stay strong. Namaste.
Thanks so much for posting this. I know how hard it is to “come out” on this site. I’ve been procrastinating for a decade. Calling out NAMI is courageous. I hear it varies though at the local and state levels, although that has not been my experience judging from the one (1) meeting I attended. When I get back to Florida, I’m going to pick up MIA Meetups again, which I had started in Tampa. We only had a couple of those, but I found them valuable. I hope you keep posting. Would love to hear more from you.