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  • Join by phone: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 (Meeting ID: 119 362 879)

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WEEKLY OFFERINGS


Here's what we offer at Peerly Human and the Wellness/Recovery Human Rights Campaign (https://www.facebook.com/groups/WellnessRecoveryRights/).

Deadly Serious: Talking Openly About Suicide

  • Wednesdays -- 8:30-10 pm EDT
  • Saturdays -- Noon -1 pm EDT  




Wednesdays 8:30-10 pm EDT - FREE ONLINE DEADLY SERIOUS: Talking Openly About Suicide (Weekly starting June 13th)  Join by computer:  https://zoom.us/j/119362879 Join by phone: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 119 362 879 International callers: https://zoom.us/u/jkwt3wHh  THE BOTTOM LINES:  1. Come as a human being 2. Come as you (& only you)  3. No pros, no cops, no 911  We Welcome:  ~Your lived experience ~ Your distress ~Your pain ~Your needs ~Your values ~Your ideas & insights about what would work for you  Leave Behind:   ~ Professional roles, reporting obligations and liability concerns ~ Political, social or organizational agendas ~ Opinions about the experiences of others or what is best for them  More info at: peerlyhuman.blogspot.com   RADICAL REGARD (graphic):  I will train myself to:  1.Believe in you. (You, like me, are here for good reason.) 2.Value your differences. (You, like me, lease a window to view life from.) 3.Honor your journey. (You, like me, are here without a roadmap.) 4.Trust our hearts to lead us. (You, like me, are accountable to your own Truth.)  HUMAN RIGHTS (graphics):  ~We are all born free and equal. ~Everyone has the right to life, freedom and safety ~Everyone is entitled to these rights (no matter our race, religion, nationality…) ~No one can take away any of your rights. ~You have the responsibility to respect the rights of others


































More info: https://www.madinamerica.com/2018/08/deadly-serious-talking-openly-suicide/


Intentional Peer Support Practice Series 

  • Saturdays -- 5-6:30 pm EDT (beginner's welcome!)



THE BOTTOM LINES


1. Come as a human being

2. Come as you (& only you)

3. No pros, no cops, no 911


We Welcome:

  • Your lived experience
  • Your distress
  • Your pain
  • Your needs 
  • Your values
  • Your ideas & insights about what works for you

Leave Behind:

  • Professional roles, reporting obligations and liability concerns
  • Political, social or organizational agendas
  • Opinions about the experiences of others or what is best for them


Other online group support options: 

1. Hearing Voices Network, http://www.hearingvoicesusa.org/


Mutual aid for voices, visions or extreme or unusual experiences
Mondays 7-8:30 EDT on Zoom
Thursdays 9-10:30 EDT on Zoom

Contact Caroline@westernmassrlc.org for call-in info


2. Emotions Anonymous, http://emotionsanonymous.org

Twelve Step peer support for emotional extremes

Daily skype and call-in groups, http://emotionsanonymous.org/what-we-offer/find-a-meeting/phone-internet-meetings.html


3. Spiritual Emergence Anonymous, http://spiritualemergenceanonymous.org/

Twelve Step approach to spiritual emergency

  • Sundays, 8 pm EDT on Zoom
  • Mondays, 1 pm EDT on Zoom

4. Support Groups Central, https://www.supportgroupscentral.com

Support group options (some online) for mood, anxiety, voices and substances, among other things




Other Options

The big picture

1. Peer respites (spaces offering safe respite)

Directory of peer respites:
Peer Respite Handbook, http://www.peerrespite.net/s/Peer-Respite-Final-2017.pdf


Examples of what can be done:

3. Alternatives to Suicide

Alt2Su trainings and groups, http://www.westernmassrlc.org/alternatives-to-suicide

4. Support lines staffed with people who care and want to listen


Warmline Directory, http://www.warmline.org

Examples of what can be done:
How to start a warmline, https://power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources/

5. Intentional Peer Support, http://www.intentionalpeersupport.org/


Facebook Learning Community, https://www.facebook.com/groups/IPSLearningCommunity/I
Webinars & presentations, https://www.emotional-cpr.org/resources.htm



7. Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), http://mentalhealthrecovery.com/

WRAP plans can be developed specifically for issues like wanting to die. WRAP plans also support identification of life-promoting, capacity-restoring activities like art, exercise, creativity, writing, social interaction, nutritious eating, meaningful vocation, relaxation, meditation, spiritual development, body work, massage, yoga, dance, etc.
WRAP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/100583899331/



8. Support for veterans

(U.S. vets are dying by suicide almost every hour on the hour every day of every year)

Vet for Vet Warriors, https://www.vets4warriors.com/

Listen to a Veteran Project, http://whenjohnnyandjanecomemarching.weebly.com/



9. Support to withdraw from psychiatric drugs


Everything Matters: Beyond Meds, https://beyondmeds.com/
Freedom From Psych Drugs and Benzos, https://www.facebook.com/groups/freedomfrompsychdrugs
Life Beyond SSRI Anti-Depressants, https://www.facebook.com/groups/103788426372995/
Harm Reduction Guide for Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs, https://www.amazon.com/Reduction-Guide-Coming-Psychiatric-Drugs/dp/0980070929
Inner Compass Initiative, https://www.theinnercompass.org/
Mad in America Provider Directory, https://www.madinamerica.com/provider-directory/



10. Support for creativity and resilience


Better Days International, https://www.facebook.com/groups/280572615798759/  (Discussions, collaborations, workshops between experts by experience)


Icarus Project, https://theicarusproject.net  (Navigating the space between brilliance and madness)


Poetry for Personal Power, http://poetryforpersonalpower.com  (What helps you navigate adversity?)

11. Support for voices, visions and extreme or unusual experiences

Hearing Voices Network, http://www.hearing-voices.org

Hearing Voices Network USA, http://www.hearingvoicesusa.org/

International Spiritual Emergence Network,  http://www.spiritualemergencenetwork.org/
Intervoice, www.intervoiceonline.org/
Mad Pride International, https://www.facebook.com/groups/MadPrideInternational/

Peerly Human, https://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/

Shades of Awakening, http://shadesofawakening.com/
Spiritual Emergence Anonymous, http://spiritualemergenceanonymous.org/

The Call of Spiritual Emergency (Emma Bragdon), http://emmabragdon.com/test/books/

12. Support for human needs and human rights


Absolute Prohibition Campaign, https://absoluteprohibition.wordpress.com/
Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry, http://chrusp.org/home/index

Law Project for Psychiatric Rights, http://psychrights.org/

National Association of Rights, Protection and Advocacy (NARPA), http://www.narpa.org/
MindFreedom International, http://www.mindfreedom.org/
Recovery In The Bin /Unrecovered (UK), https://recoveryinthebin.org/

Repealing Mental Health Laws, https://www.facebook.com/groups/356040824414503/
  • Guardian Article (UK) https://www.theguardian.com/society/joepublic/2011/jul/25/speak-out-about-psychiatry-treatment
United Nations
Wellness & Recovery Human Rights Campaign,   https://www.facebook.com/groups/WellnessRecoveryRights/


Other Resources

Alternatives to Drugs, Shock & Psychosurgery (yes, they still do that!)
Trauma-Informed Care



Do you know of other helpful resources that respect personhood and treat us as people first...?  Please share!












1 comment:

  1. Is there any whatsapp group for peer support?

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