Mental connection – Gloucester Downtown Association http://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 06:18:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Mental connection – Gloucester Downtown Association http://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/ 32 32 More data and dialogue needed to tackle suicide crisis in construction, expert says https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/more-data-and-dialogue-needed-to-tackle-suicide-crisis-in-construction-expert-says/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 06:18:42 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/more-data-and-dialogue-needed-to-tackle-suicide-crisis-in-construction-expert-says/ Although the construction safety expert believes the statistics are similar on this side of the border, she calls for more data collection across Canada, saying that country does not have a national data source broken down by sector. “One of the things we’re advocating with mental health partners is some data collection that would be […]]]>

Although the construction safety expert believes the statistics are similar on this side of the border, she calls for more data collection across Canada, saying that country does not have a national data source broken down by sector. “One of the things we’re advocating with mental health partners is some data collection that would be unique to Canada,” MacDonald says.

There are many reasons why the construction industry experiences higher suicide rates. According to the CDC report, it’s a male-dominated industry with a “tough guy” mentality that makes it uncomfortable to talk about mental health. “Industry mainly dominated by men, men receive messages as they grow up [that’s] it’s weak to talk about your feelings if you’re not well,” MacDonald said.

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Center for Addiction and Mental Health, approximately 4,000 Canadians die each year by suicide, and it is the second leading cause of death among men aged 25 to 54.

Seasonal work and financial difficulties are other factors that contribute to higher suicide rates in the construction industry. Substance abuse may also play a role. According to a recent study by researchers at the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network (ODPRN), one in 13 opioid-related deaths in the province between 2018 and 2020 occurred among people in the area.

One of the study’s authors, Dr. Tara Gomes, told CTV News that “the construction industry stood out as an outlier by far.” The reasons behind this are a combination of pain management, job insecurity and having nowhere to go.

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Miniature Power in Champagne Supports Children’s Mental Health | Top stories https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/miniature-power-in-champagne-supports-childrens-mental-health-top-stories/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 22:44:00 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/miniature-power-in-champagne-supports-childrens-mental-health-top-stories/ CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Miniature Horsepower is a program in Champaign that focuses on developing children’s mental health while combating negative childhood experiences. Founder and director, Sarah Nixon first discovered miniature power in 2019. At the time, it was just a concept. Nixon pitched the idea to a panel of judges in the Carle Illinois […]]]>

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Miniature Horsepower is a program in Champaign that focuses on developing children’s mental health while combating negative childhood experiences.

Founder and director, Sarah Nixon first discovered miniature power in 2019. At the time, it was just a concept. Nixon pitched the idea to a panel of judges in the Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s Health Make-A-Thon competition for healthcare innovation, and won.

Subsequently, Nixon received a coin worth ten thousand dollars in seed money, and Miniature Horsepower was created.

Nixon is passionate about research to better understand the relationship between small horses and small humans. She also says how exciting it is to see children connecting with animals.

“With miniature therapy horses, you don’t ride. You interact with them and you build a relationship. A relationship of trust, trust and connection. These are all really critical things when you have a situation where a child or an adult has been traumatized and maybe has withdrawn a bit and maybe has difficulty with trust, connection, even eye contact . said Nixon.

The company went to the Siebel Center for Design on the University of Illinois campus, the Joy of Illinois Farm, and they’re still open to visitors here in Champaign.

“I have discovered that miniature horses are often overlooked when it comes to animal-assisted therapy modalities for children. There is a growing awareness of their great compatibilities and wonderful abilities as ‘therapy animals, so more and more organizations are using minis’ has been the big horse,’ Nixon said.

You can book Miniature Horsepower or find more information here: miniaturehorsepower.org

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History in the Hills: Royal Connections | News, Sports, Jobs https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/history-in-the-hills-royal-connections-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 04:57:24 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/history-in-the-hills-royal-connections-news-sports-jobs/ Last week my wife and I were saddened by the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II in the UK. Since the news broke, we’ve watched coverage of all the state events happening in the UK on the BBC. It is certainly a monumental moment in world history that occurred over 70 […]]]>

Last week my wife and I were saddened by the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II in the UK. Since the news broke, we’ve watched coverage of all the state events happening in the UK on the BBC. It is certainly a monumental moment in world history that occurred over 70 years ago.

There aren’t many people who personally remember when the queen became monarch, so that’s a big deal. Reflecting on our feelings made me wonder why this is something I, an American, would be concerned about. I never met her, no one in her family or I ever crossed the pond to her country. Only a very small part of my family tree goes back to England, having moved there about 280 years or more ago. However, his disappearance still inspires us with sorrow.

For me personally, it is the loss of a person who has lived through so many stories. It has witnessed the depressions of the 1930s, World War II, the prosperity of the 1950s, the social revolutions of the 1960s, the challenges of the 1970s and 1980s, the technological changes of the 1990s and 2000s and, finally, of a global pandemic. She has met world leaders, popes and presidents during her 70 years on the throne. She was truly a larger than life personality and it seemed the 96-year-old would always be around to play a part in world events in eternity, adding to her experience, knowledge and influence. Unfortunately, that’s not the human condition. Every beginning has an end, and its story is now coming to an end.

I have tried in every way to connect Queen Elizabeth to our area. I can’t say I managed to find one, although I’m sure someone somewhere has one. Granted, the Queen has never visited Weirton or Steubenville, but we have a few royal connections throughout our history that are worth mentioning.

The most recent connections are due to the Franciscan University of Steubenville, of which Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg and her younger brother, Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, are alumni. These siblings are sixth and seventh in line to the Luxembourg throne.

Going back a little further in the past, another link with royalty in our region occurred with the marriage of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and Grace Kelly. Carolyn Shaffer, of Steubenville, served as one of Kelly’s bridesmaids. Carolyn worked at the Hub and my grandmother, Lois Carpini, worked with her in children’s services just after World War II. She remembers Carolyn being very nice and having a few conversations together. At Steubenville’s 150th anniversary in 1947, Carolyn was crowned queen of the festivities.

According to an article written in the Herald-Star in 2019, in November 1947 she moved to New York, settling in the Barbizon Hotel and became a Ford model, and it was there that she met Grace Kelly. They have become close friends. When Kelly was going to marry Prince Rainier, Carolyn was included in the wedding party. Carolyn’s daughter, Nyna Giles, wrote a book called “The Bridesmaid’s Daughter” which explores his relationship with his mother and his subsequent mental health issues. The book debuted in 2018 and is definitely worth reading.

Another royal connection from our region dates back to the 1880s, when a native of Steubenville became a fixture in the court of King Karl of Württemberg. Richard Manse Jackson was born near East Springfield in 1846. His father is said to have been the cousin of Confederate General Thomas Stonewall Jackson, and is reported to have died just as his son was born. When he was 12 years old, in 1858, his family moved to Steubenville.

Jackson was a very gifted musician and taught at Reverend Charles Beatty’s women’s seminary. According to historian Joseph Doyle in his 1910 work on the history of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Jackson was a regular pianist and organist at St. Paul’s and Hamline churches in Steubenville. In 1873, he was encouraged to travel to Europe to continue his studies. He traveled with other Steubenville musicians and artists, including singer and later opera star, William MacDonald, singer Miss Lizzie Brosi, and well-known Steubenville entertainer, Eliphalet Andrews.

Jackson was to study at the Stuttgart Conservatory of Music in Germany, but he permanently injured his arm and was forced to give up music. To make ends meet, Jackson was hired in 1876 as assistant to the American consul in Stuttgart and it was there that he met King Karl I of Württemberg in a public park.

King Karl took an interest in this American from Ohio and named him Reader to the King, which, according to an article in the Detroit Free Press in November 1888, meant that he became “the king’s companion, the one he can meet in ordinary human relations without formalities, just as he cannot, of course, meet the nobility. Yet no hint of subservience attaches to the “reader”, nor is he expected to treat the king with the slightest degree of obsequiousness. It is a place of great trust and honor.

Due to his high place in the king’s court, Jackson received the title of Baron Von Jackson once he renounced his American citizenship. Baron Von Jackson became a Privy Councilor to Her Majesty and received gifts including rare paintings and a large income. Due to his position, he had audiences with major European kingdoms and personalities, including the Kings of Holland and Saxony, the Emperor of Austria, the Tsar of Russia, and Pope Leo XIII. He fell in love with the king’s niece, Grand Duchess Vera Konstantinovna of Russia, first cousin of Tsar Alexander III of Russia, but her position in the king’s court was too low to marry a grand duchess.

Due to Jackson’s position in the king’s court, rumors surfaced accusing King Karl of having an intimate relationship with Jackson. In any case, there was a good dose of mistrust around Jackson since he was American and had the ear of the king. Despite the scandals, Jackson held on and retained his position on the court.

In 1891, King Karl died, but he offered a pension to his friend. A few years later, Baron von Jackson left Württemberg and Europe and returned to Steubenville for a time, eventually moving with a sister to Ohio. His story ends as quietly as it began.

So our region has some ties to royalty. They may not be as well known as the late Queen Elizabeth, but they still play a noble and important role in our history.



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When Throwing Gets Difficult: Why People Hoard https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/when-throwing-gets-difficult-why-people-hoard/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 04:08:00 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/when-throwing-gets-difficult-why-people-hoard/ SINGAPORE: Say “hoarder” and images of stacked newspapers and boxes, little space to move around and, in some cases, cockroaches scurrying around come to mind. These are the kind of houses that Habitat for Humanity Singapore walked into and tried to turn around. However, decluttering them does not mean ridding them entirely of unwanted items. […]]]>

SINGAPORE: Say “hoarder” and images of stacked newspapers and boxes, little space to move around and, in some cases, cockroaches scurrying around come to mind.

These are the kind of houses that Habitat for Humanity Singapore walked into and tried to turn around. However, decluttering them does not mean ridding them entirely of unwanted items.

“When you use the word declutter, we always assume we are able to completely declutter the hoarder, but in our experience we haven’t seen too many cases where this happens for those who are badly hoarding stuff” , said Mr. Yong Teck. Meng, national director of the housing charity.

It’s a “huge challenge,” he told CNA938.

“Every item you want to throw away, you have to get permission from the hoarder. Maybe about an hour, two hours after the decluttering activity starts, the hoarder will tell you that they’re not able to keep going because it’s very traumatic for him, so you have to stop,” he said.

What is more common is to reduce the severity of hoarding to some extent, Yong said.

Among the houses his organization tried to improve was one in Jurong that was so blocked off that its occupant had to climb a small mountain of items just to get in. In another house, 33 visits over a year and a half led to the evacuation of only a third of its contents.

WHY DO PEOPLE ACCUSE?

The root cause of hoarding behavior is complex, Minister of State for National Development Sim Ann told Parliament on Monday (September 12). She was answering several questions from MPs on the issue which came to the fore after a fire in a congested house left one person dead.

The Singapore Civil Defense Force said at the time that the firefighting and incident mitigation operation was very difficult as the entire unit contained “a large volume of tightly packed debris wall to wall”.

Hoarding could be a symptom of underlying mental health conditions like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or develop after trauma or deep grief, she said.

Authorities are working on 260 active hoarding cases that remain “protracted and unresolved” as it is difficult to get cooperation from hoarders to declutter, Ms Sim added.

Hoarding could also be linked to sentimental reasons.

Mr Sng Hock Lin, a PhD student at Singapore University of Social Sciences who conducted a study on hoarding behavior, said he encountered an elderly person who picked up stuffed toys and kept them wrapped in plastic bags.

She had managed to accumulate discarded carnival tickets to retrieve the toys. When asked why, she said she was deprived of such toys during her difficult childhood, Mr Sng said.

“For her, it’s a lot of childhood memories that she was dealing with and also the emotional connection with those stuffed toys,” he said.

HOW THINGS ACCUMULATE

Hoarders may find it difficult to throw away or part with their belongings, regardless of the items’ true value, said clinical psychologist Stephanie Chan of Annabelle Psychology.

She gave examples of items like pieces of paper and plastic containers.

They may think they should save the items for next time or think of returning them for a small profit, she said.

“What happens in a very cluttered environment is that these things start to invade the environment in a very disorganized way that you don’t know where that box that you kept maybe two weeks ago , disappeared,” she said.

“So you’re just thinking to yourself, maybe I need to grab another one just in case I need it again next time.”

The hoarder also struggles to perceive what has value, Yong said.

“To us it may look like a piece of junk, but to the hoarder it could be as valuable as a pound of gold,” he said.

“They keep collecting stuff and they keep hoarding for no conceivable purpose.”

However, a suggestion that the items should be discarded could cause a “significant amount of distress” to those people, Ms Chan said.

Such distress would be a distinguishing factor between someone who simply doesn’t have time to clean and someone who suffers from hoarding disorder, a mental health condition, Ms Chan said.

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Prosecutors want social media surveillance of Alexandria ‘werewolf’ killer – NBC4 Washington https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/prosecutors-want-social-media-surveillance-of-alexandria-werewolf-killer-nbc4-washington/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 22:35:04 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/prosecutors-want-social-media-surveillance-of-alexandria-werewolf-killer-nbc4-washington/ Prosecutors want a judge to add new rules to the court order governing the release of a man who killed an Alexandria store manager because he believed the victim was a werewolf. Pankaj Bhasin was institutionalized and spent three years in a mental health facility after being found not guilty by reason of insanity in […]]]>

Prosecutors want a judge to add new rules to the court order governing the release of a man who killed an Alexandria store manager because he believed the victim was a werewolf.

Pankaj Bhasin was institutionalized and spent three years in a mental health facility after being found not guilty by reason of insanity in 2019. His lawyers said he was in a psychotic state when he stabbed Brad Jackson, a complete stranger, more than 50 times because he thought the victim was a werewolf.

Prosecutors now say Bhasin’s Facebook dating profile misrepresents what has happened in recent years. In a court filing, they included a screenshot as an example. He describes Bhasin as “an easy-going adventurer who believes in universal connection” who “recently returned from two years of travel”.

The post was first reported by a woman who wrote: ‘A word of warning for those of us on dating apps. She went on to describe the details of Brad Jackson’s death.

Sarah Bryen spotted and reposted the warning. She was one of the victim’s friends.

“What I noticed was that a person who had killed my friend, had been locked up in a mental hospital for several years now, was now going out online on the internet with a profile that basically said, likes to have fun , easy going,” she said. .

This representation on social networks also concerns prosecutors. They filed a motion to change the terms of the court order governing Bhasin’s release into the community.

News4 was first to report in June that Bhasin had requested and was granted parole from the mental health facility. The judge’s order requires him to take medication, wear a GPS monitor and receive house calls from mental health workers. But the order does not prevent Bhasin from accessing social media.

Now prosecutors are asking the judge to change the rules to ban Bhasin from social media or require software to allow those overseeing his release to monitor his posts.

“Because the acquitted may meet potential romantic partners while not only concealing, but actively lying about their recent history, these individuals may be placed at risk during a … period when the acquitted is making their first transition into the community” , states the prosecution’s motion.

A few days after the women started sounding the alarm, the Facebook profile was deleted – the messages are no longer available.

“I’m glad he’s no longer available,” Bryen said. “Other women have told me they’ve seen him on Bumble, on Hinge, on other sites, so even if one of them is taken down, there’s no telling he won’t do everything just not another profile.”

A hearing at the prosecutor’s request is scheduled for Thursday.

News4 has reached out to Bhasin’s defense attorney for his response, but has yet to hear back.

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Initial data from new 988 hotline may indicate progress in reaching at-risk Georgians – WABE https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/initial-data-from-new-988-hotline-may-indicate-progress-in-reaching-at-risk-georgians-wabe/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 23:07:25 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/initial-data-from-new-988-hotline-may-indicate-progress-in-reaching-at-risk-georgians-wabe/ Georgia’s 988 mental health crisis hotline received nearly 38,000 calls, texts and chat messages in its first 45 days of operation. And while the line’s demographics are preliminary, state health officials say the numbers are promising. “The way people use this three-digit dial may make it easier for traditionally underserved people to seek help,” said […]]]>

Georgia’s 988 mental health crisis hotline received nearly 38,000 calls, texts and chat messages in its first 45 days of operation. And while the line’s demographics are preliminary, state health officials say the numbers are promising.

“The way people use this three-digit dial may make it easier for traditionally underserved people to seek help,” said Judy Fitzgerald, commissioner of Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. “We have early evidence that people we know in need of help who have been traditionally underserved are finding their way to help through this 988 line.”

The national crisis hotline was launched in July. It is designed to respond to calls, texts and chat messages from people in mental health or addiction crisis in seconds, and direct callers to nearby telephone or in-person counseling or other hospital services or outpatients they might need.

Callers are first screened by phone and then routed to a queue answered by masters level behavioral health professionals supervised by a licensed professional.

As the line prepared to launch, some mental health advocates worried that Georgia’s acute shortage of mental health care providers in some areas of the state would hamper the line’s effectiveness.

“The challenge is not the phone call. The challenge is getting the care needed for the reason the caller made the call,” said Roland Behm of the Georgia Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

“Access to behavioral health resources will continue to be a chronic challenge in Georgia, an issue that is being addressed – in time and in part – by the Georgia Mental Health Parity Act (HB 1013), which took effect on 1 July,” he said. .

A Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities analysis of initial 988 call data found a high prevalence of calls from rural Georgia counties.

“These data are preliminary, we will continue to review them. But for the first 30 days, there were more cases in rural southern Georgia than in other parts of the state,” Office of Crisis Coordination Director Dawn Peel said, noting that there was an 8% increase in suicide deaths in rural areas in 2020.

During the same initial rollout period, 988 also received more calls from black Georgians than whites. Just under 10% of crisis episodes involved young people under the age of 18.

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities officials say the agency is still working to ensure 988 is fully accessible to non-native English speakers.

The phone line currently offers service in English and Spanish and uses a translation service for over 250 additional languages.

988 lines of text and chat are currently only available in English. Officials say SAMHSA plans to roll out these messaging services in other languages ​​soon.

In the first 45 days of the Georgian 988 system, the crisis line received 476 calls from people whose lives were deemed to be in danger. These calls resulted in an active rescue involving police or other 911 first responders.

But data shows that a third of calls to the crisis line are resolved on the initial call.

About a quarter require a mobile crisis unit or other in-person response. Another 46% of callers need a transfer to hospital care or other crisis care.

“If someone calls our crisis center and they are at immediate risk of harming themselves or someone else, 911 should be dispatched,” said Monica Johnson, director of the health division. behavioral to behavioral health and developmental disabilities. . “Our crisis center can make that connection with our 911 partners.”

988 calls, texts and chats from the Georgia Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Hotline are answered by trained Georgia Crisis and Access Line operators 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.

Learn more about the at https://988ga.org/.

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UTSA Scholarship Program Helps Freshmen Connect With Faculty and Peers | UTSA today | UTSA https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/utsa-scholarship-program-helps-freshmen-connect-with-faculty-and-peers-utsa-today-utsa/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 15:05:02 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/utsa-scholarship-program-helps-freshmen-connect-with-faculty-and-peers-utsa-today-utsa/ During the pilot phase of the grant, 11 UTSA faculty hosted 23 different events during the semester to help build and strengthen student-faculty connections. Each faculty member formed a “familia” of 10 or more students and organized various activities with this group throughout the spring term. More than 150 undergraduate students participated in a variety […]]]>

During the pilot phase of the grant, 11 UTSA faculty hosted 23 different events during the semester to help build and strengthen student-faculty connections. Each faculty member formed a “familia” of 10 or more students and organized various activities with this group throughout the spring term. More than 150 undergraduate students participated in a variety of activities outside of the classroom, including game and movie nights, visits to local art exhibits, and group dinners.

“We understand that students have their own unique journeys to UTSA and that services that contribute to one student’s success may not impact another,” said Tammy Wyatt, vice-rector for student success at UTSA. “This grant program is an extension of our efforts to create dynamic learning and campus experiences to promote student success and show our students that they have a home at UTSA.”

Rita Mitra and Andrea Marquez, both professors at the Carlos Alvarez College of Business, teamed up on their mini-grant proposal to host a movie night to project the social dilemma. They used the documentary as a springboard to discuss mental health – a challenge many students have faced since the start of the pandemic – and unveil the film’s key themes, including technology, social media and its impact on our state. of mind.

“The mini-grant allowed us to meet and connect with students on a more individualized level,” Marquez said. “It is important for us to recognize the role we play in supporting our students in their academic journey. »

Min Wang, an associate professor of management science and statistics at Alvarez College of Business, said the experiment revealed and then bridged a gap between research-focused faculty and first-year students. Wang typically only teaches graduate students, but he reveled in the opportunity to help undergraduate students explore a future in business. During a meeting with his family, Wang invited Marc SandovalVice President and Chief Audit Executive of Frost Bank, to share practical tips on how to get started and grow their careers.

Of the students who participated in mini-grant activities, more than 90% reported feeling more connected to their professors and classmates, and 84% reported feeling a stronger sense of belonging to the university.

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Why Lydia Becomes a Banshee in Teen Wolf (Not a Werewolf) https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/why-lydia-becomes-a-banshee-in-teen-wolf-not-a-werewolf/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 22:10:00 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/why-lydia-becomes-a-banshee-in-teen-wolf-not-a-werewolf/ Despite the titular wolves of Teen Wolfsome characters from MTV’s supernatural drama turned into other creatures, like Lydia Martin (Holland Roden) when she became a banshee, even after being bitten by a werewolf. Teen Wolf was highly successful from 2011 to 2017, as one of the highest-grossing werewolf shows of the first two decades of […]]]>

Despite the titular wolves of Teen Wolfsome characters from MTV’s supernatural drama turned into other creatures, like Lydia Martin (Holland Roden) when she became a banshee, even after being bitten by a werewolf. Teen Wolf was highly successful from 2011 to 2017, as one of the highest-grossing werewolf shows of the first two decades of the 2000s. Running six seasons while following the lives of the supernatural students of Beacon Hills, some of the The series’ twists have surprised those familiar with werewolf lore.

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Teen Wolf follows Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) and his friends after being bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. However, he’s not the only supernatural creature in his California town. Among Teen WolfThe monsters are werewolves Derek Hale (Tyler Hoechlin) and Liam Dunbar (Dylan Sprayberry), wascoyote Malia Tate (Shelley Hennig), kitsune Kira Yukimura (Arden Cho), and banshee Lydia Martin. Lydia’s story is unusual, however, in that she became a banshee after being bitten by Alpha werewolf Peter Hale (Ian Bohen) in Season 1. At the time, Peter was a werewolf. Alpha seeking to create a pack to get revenge on the werewolf. hunters who burned down his family home, killing most of his family inside. Typically, someone bitten by an Alpha Werewolf becomes their Beta Wolf in their pack hierarchy or dies from the injury.


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Lydia, however, neither died nor became a werewolf as a result of Peter’s attack. Instead, the bite unlocked her hereditary powers as one of Teen Wolfother supernatural creatures, a role she played through Teen Wolfcanceled season 7. After her attack at the end of season 1, she became a banshee, a creature with a psychic connection to death and near death.

How Lydia got her banshee powers in Teen Wolf

In the last seasons of Teen Wolf, Lydia learns that her paternal grandmother, to whom she was close, was a banshee. They are also known as the Wailing Woman due to the way they scream to announce someone’s death from supernatural causes. When her grandmother was taken to a mental health facility known as Maison Eichen, because of her premonitions of death, Lydia suppressed those memories and any hints of her heritage. Without Peter’s intervention, Lydia might not have developed her powers until she was 18, if at all. Alpha magic unlocked its hidden potential early on. While it’s unclear if it was Peter’s status as an Alpha that awoke Lydia’s abilities, any werewolf bite could have triggered Lydia’s Legacy, protecting her from becoming a wolf. -were. It is further possible that the traumatic near-death experience itself evoked Lydia’s affinity for the dead. Either way, the influence of the supernatural brought Lydia’s nature to the surface. After meeting Peter, Lydia slowly learned to sense impending death as a harbinger of death, to hear the details of a person’s death, to experience premonitions, and to project herself into her premonitions, between other abilities.


Although Lydia’s encounter with Peter, on the face of it, creates an inconsistency in terms of Teen Wolf‘s lore about how lycanthropy is passed from person to person, it also works thematically for his character arc as a whole. In agreement with Teen WolfUnlike the original film, Lydia’s arc is darker, but more emotional for her experience. Through Teen Wolf, Lydia grows in confidence and self-acceptance, as she begins the show by hiding her true intelligence and immersing herself in a villainous character at school. But her near-death experience changes her on a fundamental level and reconnects her with her grandmother, showing how even though she has lost her innocence of mortality, she uses her trauma to become a more empathetic person who is determined to help those like her.


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Minister pledges to develop workforce of Maori suppliers https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/minister-pledges-to-develop-workforce-of-maori-suppliers/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 06:24:00 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/minister-pledges-to-develop-workforce-of-maori-suppliers/ Kavinda Herath/Stuff Associate Minister of Health Peeni Henare said “our workforce development must be built together. It must be specific to the rohe. Associate Minister of Health Peeni Henare said the mental health and addictions workforce must be developed alongside Kaupapa Māori service providers. Development strategies need to be region-specific and need to recognize that […]]]>
Associate Minister of Health Peeni Henare said “our workforce development must be built together.  It must be specific to the rohe.

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Associate Minister of Health Peeni Henare said “our workforce development must be built together. It must be specific to the rohe.

Associate Minister of Health Peeni Henare said the mental health and addictions workforce must be developed alongside Kaupapa Māori service providers.

Development strategies need to be region-specific and need to recognize that mahi providers are doing this, as many are already building their own workforce from people who have come through their services and had an experience, a- he declared.

Henare acknowledged that staff were tired and said the government was committed to helping primary health care providers and addressing recruitment and retention challenges – with the understanding that pay parity was part of that job.

Henare met with staff from the Ngā Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust in Invercargill on Thursday.

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Henare met with Kaupapa Māori service providers who are contracted under the government’s $455 million Tōku Oranga fund to expand access and choice of primary mental health and addictions support.

He celebrated the Mahana Southern Māori Mental Health and Addictions Service in Ngā Kete, calling it “a fantastic example of the mental health system the government wanted to build across Aotearoa”.

“Providing services for tāngata whaiora and whānau in a culturally safe and inclusive way means our people are much more likely to reach out and have a positive experience of accessing support.”

The minister acknowledged that “magic accounting” providers like Ngā Kete strive to meet the health and social needs of their communities.

The government was working on better procurement practices that connected workflows, he said.

“You do it on the pitch anyway,” he said. “A new house is good, but a sick family in a new house is always sick.”

Associate Minister of Health Peeni Henare met staff from the Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust on Thursday to talk about the Mahana - Southern Maori Mental Health and Addiction Service.

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Associate Minister of Health Peeni Henare met staff from the Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust on Thursday to talk about the Mahana – Southern Maori Mental Health and Addiction Service.

Ngā Kete’s chief executive, Tracey Wright-Tawha, said it was important that funding discussions take into account this collective work and that Maori suppliers have a voice at the table from the architectural phase of the plans.

“You should have these conversations with us from the start because we have the cultural difference,” she told the minister.

Wright-Tawha said funding from Tōku Oranga enabled the organization to create mental health and addictions service options that were not only Maori-focused, but also mobile and flexible.

“You can’t cut health to suit everyone. People are complex human beings.

While more traditional individual counseling and peer support are still on the menu, Mahana also offers creative arts therapies, for example, or outdoor experiential learning activities that allow people to connect with the whenua and their whakapapa.

“These are all those things that people instinctively seek to feel whole and happy. Connection is everything.

Tracey Wright-Tawha, Chief Executive of Ngā Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust, and Peeni Henare, Associate Minister of Health.

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Tracey Wright-Tawha, Chief Executive of Ngā Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust, and Peeni Henare, Associate Minister of Health.

And the approach resonates with southern Maori who are more willing to seek help from the organization.

Wright-Tawha said around 82% of the service’s roughly 240 monthly customers identified as Maori, up from around 62% previously.

Mahana takes on approximately 60 new clients each month who typically stay with the program for four to six months.

This is not counting the 16 to 35 people involved in the support groups at any given time, or the six to eight people who would attend Manawa Ora’s home detox support program.

The funding has also enabled Ngā Kete to hire more clinical and support staff, meaning most people who contact the service will be helped within five days.

It was validating and uplifting for the crown to see the value of Ngā Kete’s innovation, Wright-Tawha said, and if this was what the future of mental health in New Zealand looked like, she would support it. fully.

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Walk, talk, support: The Man Walk Torquay turns three https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/walk-talk-support-the-man-walk-torquay-turns-three/ Sat, 27 Aug 2022 18:44:15 +0000 https://gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/walk-talk-support-the-man-walk-torquay-turns-three/ The TORQUAY branch of Australian men’s health group ‘The Man Walk’ celebrated its third anniversary, encouraging men to connect and support each other by walking and talking to improve their physical and mental health. Last week the group from Torquay came together for a special anniversary walk and a meal and a pot at the […]]]>

The TORQUAY branch of Australian men’s health group ‘The Man Walk’ celebrated its third anniversary, encouraging men to connect and support each other by walking and talking to improve their physical and mental health.

Last week the group from Torquay came together for a special anniversary walk and a meal and a pot at the Bird Rock Cafe, toasting the special occasion and the friendships and relationships that have been forged over the course of road.

The members of Torquay Man Walk celebrated their third anniversary last week at Bird Rock in Jan Juc. Photo: SUPPLIED

The Man Walk is an Australia-wide community initiative founded in 2018 by Kiama physiotherapist Mark Burns that aimed to connect men to build friendships and bonds around something as simple as a walk in his locality.

Fast forwarding four years of marching, talking, supporting and spreading the word, the group is set up in every state and territory in Australia, with between 70 and 80 regional groups linking men to promote the fact it’s okay to talk about their feelings.

The Man Walk is even recorded and undertaken overseas in Derbyshire in the UK, Drinan in Ireland and Niagara, Pelham in Canada.

Torquay Man Walk co-founder Peter Kelly said the group’s Surf Coast arm was delighted to reach its three-year goal, citing he thought the group had become a great way to promote fitness and mind of men.

“It’s great to reach the three-year milestone and celebrate and strengthen all of the great relationships and friendships we’ve made over the past few years of walking together,” Kelly said.

Mr Kelly said the group was created through a mutual relationship with the Geelong Branch group who wanted to open a chapter in Torquay.

“After following the set up of the group here in our locality, we initially had four walkers who participated, a number that has now grown to around 50 people who have come to walk at one point or another,” said Mr. .Kelly.

“Our group gives guys the chance to get together, exercise and meet people they haven’t had the chance to meet in the area.

“It’s all based on this concept of social connection which is good for mental and physical health.”

The Man Walk takes off from the Salty Dog Cafe every Saturday at 7am. Photo: SUPPLIED

Mr. Kelly encouraged all local men to get involved in the cause and that they would be welcomed with open arms.

“Most of the guys come from a variety of backgrounds, but all of them really like to get together, chew a little and hang around,” Mr. Kelly said.

“It’s a pretty simple concept, but one that we really appreciate and see a lot of benefits from.”

To get involved in the Torquay Man Walk, you can join the group at facebook.com/groups/670110220133799.

The group meets at 7am at the Salty Dog Cafe in Torquay every Saturday morning.

For more on The Man Walk, go to themanwalk.com.au.

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