Suicide Is Preventable~All Affected & All Psychological Injuries Need To Be Included In Wording Of #C211 Legislation

Saving & Improving Lives Needs The Proper Wording In Legislation There is much buzz about "PTSD" (let's call it PTSI) in the media, and now at the Canadian Federal Parliament with a vote March 8, 2017 on Private Members' Bill C-211. Any legislation should be all inclusive of people and of all phychological diagnosis'. Saskatchewan seems to be the only Canadian jurisdiction to get this right. Read media report here about what Saskatchewan is doing. All people who have advocated for and are supporting Bill C-211 should be congratulated and have acted in good faith. However, we must do this right, and do it right the first time around, not 'get a foot in the door'. The reality is that those who experience Post Traumatic Stress see their situation as an 'injury', not a 'disorder', so the very name of Bill C-211 as the "PTSD Bill" is offensive to many, despite being drafted with the best of intentions. Paramedics/Ambulance, Police, Fire, Corrections, Military, Nurses, Doctors, Social Workers, and all people who provide services to help others should be included. There are many other psychological injuries that exist (other than PTSD), and actually are far more common than PTSI. [...]

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All welcome to @EndStigma at Dinner~Waterfalls Illumination~Hike~Campfire #OneBraveNight #SunriseSelfies

For #OneBraveNight Friday May 13, 2016 Join Team One Love and Team Damoff For A Waterfalls Illumination, Hike and Campfire #SunriseSelfies to raise awareness/funds for mental health and end stigma If you wish to attend #OneBraveNight with Team One Love and/or Team Damoff and are worried about timings and a ride, please email Scott Mills scotmills@gmail.com and arrangements can be made to pick you up at a west end GO Train station when you are able to arrive. Arrangements will also be made to get you home after sunrise. We realize not everyone can make it to all the stops on our One Brave Night but want everyone to feel included and welcome! This all started with my friend Liz Lambert posting on social media she wanted to participate in #OneBraveNight, and has now grown to reach many more people, with a number of opportunities. Our goal is to minimize stress, maximum people attending & enjoying the night, maximum social media engagement and maximum donations! Read more below to follow the planned events and hopefully participate in person or online where you can! To donate to Team One Love click here: bit.ly/OneLoveOneBraveNight Click here for the facebook event/map [...]

The Vagina Monologues~Flato Markham Theatre~International Women’s Day #IWD2016

International Women's Day 2016 was celebrated in fine style on February 29, 2016 as Angel Freedman Directed/Produced Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" at the Flato Markham Theatre Amazing celebration of International Women's Day 2016 occurred at the Flato Markham Theatre Monday February 29, 2016. Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues was presented, directed/produced by tireless community social justice advocate Angel Freedman. A few photos are posted here and can be used/shared by anyone (no permission required) The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler Monday February 29, 2016. Directed/Produced by Angel FreedmanPosted by ScottMills on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Watch the performance on archived Youtube Live here:

[Blog] What Is Social Alchemy? & Why It Is Important For Social Media Professionals

Social alchemy is transforming something bad into something good. People who facilitate social alchemy are referred to as alchemists. Aurora, Ontario Post Traumatic Stress advocate Kate Gille has become an alchemist, and she may not even know it! The goal of this blog post is to educate others to engage in the concept of social alchemy, especially on social media where so much negativity can happen. Let's take it to a positive in person dialogue. "Together we are stronger". The Future : The Past for @GraffitiBMXCop @TorontoPolice pic.twitter.com/PYkCSjRRNz— Kate Gillie (@KateGillieART) August 21, 2015 The concept of social alchemy first came to my attention in 2009 during a presentation at Humber College Lakeshore Campus in Professor Arthur Lockhart's Criminal Justice Studies class that I was doing with graffiti artist Jessey Pacho. It was pointed out by Professor Lockhart that both Jessey and I were practicing alchemists and we didn't even know it! Since that time, the concept of social alchemy is something I have tried to incorporate consciously into my daily work life managing Toronto Police Service social media accounts. Watch the Art's explanation of social alchemy here: As the Toronto Police Service Social Media Officer, my daily job involves [...]

10 Social Media Tips For Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers @CSOntario #OACS2015

Waterloo Crime Stoppers Chair Jeanean Thomas & Toronto Police Service Social Media Officer presented "Social Media For Crime Stoppers Programs" to delegates attending the Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers 2015 Annual Training Conference at the Hilton Hotel, London, Ontario Canada Sunday June 8, 2015 Social media needs to be a priority for all Crime Stoppers programs. In order to achieve an effective social media presence it is imperative to have a purpose and process in place that will allow Crime Stoppers programs to achieve payoff and potential for their goals of preventing and solving crime together. Special thank you to Meaghan Gray, Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications Issues Manager for making Social Media For Communications Crime Stoppers training possible. Two presentations were offered to delegates at the 2015 Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers Annual Training Conference in London, Ontario led by Jeanean Thomas, Chair of Waterloo Region Crime Stoppers and Constable Scott Mills, Toronto Police Service Social Media Officer. Watch one of the presentations in its entirety here: Below is a list of tips that were discussed and links to more information. The list is by no means exhaustive, and if anyone has more tips to add please [...]

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#MentalHealth & Well Being @TDSB Parent Symposium ‘Social Media For Success & Safety’

1st Annual Mental Health And Well Being Parent Symposium hosted by the Toronto District School Board included 2 workshops led by Constable Scott Mills on topic of Social Media For Success And Safety and Saving & Improving Lives Using Social Media Tools Saturday May 9, 2015 “Mental Health & Well-Being Belongs to Us! Parents as Partners: Taking Action Together” was the theme of the 1st annual Toronto District School Board Parents Symposium on Mental Health & Well-Being Saturday May 9, 2015 at Earl Haig Secondary School. Presenting #SoMe To Save & Improve Lives #MentalHealth Parent Symposium https://t.co/6ekHDm0KzU pic.twitter.com/gD2Voft7VO— Scott Mills (@GraffitiBMXCop) May 9, 2015 #MentalHealth & Well Being @tdsb Parent Symposium starts acknowledging Earl Haig School is built on Aboriginal land pic.twitter.com/YkaXrcJQWI— Scott Mills (@GraffitiBMXCop) May 9, 2015 The keynote speaker was Toronto based Jennifer Kolari, Parenting specialist and author of Connected Parenting and You're Ruining My Life (But Not Really) Some beneficial information from Jennifer on social media for parents is here: New guest blog post useful for ALL parents out there: How To Manage Your Teens Social Media Outlets. Posted on http://t.co/cMarFjnmRC— Jennifer Kolari (@Jenniferkolari) April 25, 2014 Constable Scott Mills was honoured to present two [...]

Boating safety & @BoomersFishing Success Happening From @Bronte_Events Social Media Workshop

Guy Smith and Coco Roger would rather be fishing! Check out BoomersSportingAdventures.com for exciting fishing and cruise charters in Bronte, West Oakville Canada. Exciting new social media engagement to come! Stay tuned! Post by Bronte Village BIA Oakville. Bronte Business Improvement Association, known as the 'Bronte BIA' has embraced social media for success and safety in a big way in 2015! This is very exciting for an area of the world that has a special place in my heart! I find myself today sitting with Guy Smith and Coco Roger of Boomers Fishing learning how to integrate social media into every day life, how blogs work for both success and safety. "Boomers Fishing" emergency Liferafts being certified at Inland Liferafts & Marine. We always cruise safe! pic.twitter.com/57MUpEyHBj — Guy Smith (@boomersfishing) February 1, 2015 You may ask why this is important to a cop! Well...life is all about positive relationships and people striving for success and for safety! It has been quite a journey for me for the past 7 years working with Ann Sargent at the Bronte BIA on a team of community volunteers to spread the good word about the great people in Bronte, West Oakville [...]

440 New Bed Kits For Sleeping Children Around The World @SCAW100

Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School students raised $15,420 for 440 Bed Kits for Sleeping Children Around The World 440 new bedkits are donated thanks to Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School students in Toronto, Ontario Canada raising #15,420 for Sleeping Children Around The World. Hockey star Dave Dryden+Sleeping Children Around The World @Scaw100 announce 440 bed kits from donors @mcluhancss ^sm pic.twitter.com/PSyiBZZdW6 — Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) January 21, 2015 Sgt Jim Browne @TPS52 has worked with students of Marshall McLuhan School to raise $15,420 for Sleeping Children ^sm pic.twitter.com/GYzDtvH1O8 — Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) January 21, 2015 Watch the announcement: Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) donations provide bedkits to children of any race and/or religion who will benefit the most; typically being located in underdeveloped and developing countries. No portion of a bedkit donation is spent on administration — 100% reaches a needy child. Each *$35 donation (Canadian funds) provides a bedkit that consists of a mat or mattress, pillow, sheet, blanket, mosquito net (if applicable), clothes outfit, and school supplies. Bedkit contents vary from country to country depending upon local needs. Since its founding by Murray and Margaret Dryden in 1970, SCAW has raised over $23 million to [...]

See what over 4 million people overheard at Norwich University in Vermont at #CSISymposium 2014

The 7th Annual CSI & Technology Symposium occurred at Norwich University in Vermont USA April 22 & 23, 2014 Thanks to Amanda Blain for educating on preventing cyber bullying and advocating for solutions & Real Time Crisis Intervention at #CSISymposium 2014 at Norwich University in Vermont USA April 23, 2014 Amazing human being Amanda Blain helped a courageous mother named Carol Todd raise awareness using her over 4 million Google Plus connections to help stop cyber bulling and teen suicides at the 7th annual "CSI Symposium" at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont on Wednesday April 23, 2014. Teen Amanda Todd committed suicide after posting a youtube video online outlining her harassment. It was interesting to note in the presentation that Carol herself feared that Amanda Blain would be subject to online harassment for participating in the presentation done live using Google Plus Hangouts On Air technology at the Dole Auditorium on campus. Constable Mills stressed that the good must prevail, and we must use social media tools for success and safety. "We must act local, and think global, and celebrate success along with promote safety together using social media tools". Watch the archived hangout on air here: [...]

#RealTimeCrisis at #CACP #MHCC #MHPolice Conference Saving & Improving Lives Using Relationships & Technology

Conf to Improve Interactions With Persons with Mental Illness - Downloadable Presentations #MHpolice http://t.co/rNVlsp66UR— CACP / ACCP (@CACP_ACCP) April 11, 2014 Toronto Street Nurse Anne Marie Batten presented her vision of Real Time Crisis Intervention at joint Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police & Mental Health Commission of Canada Mental Health conference at Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario Canada Real Time Crisis Intervention is a not for profit Canadian corporation with the goal of improving and saving lives using relationships and technology. "Listening More, Talking Less" Read what Real Time Crisis Intervention is in April/2014 RCMP Gazette. Special thank you to RCMP Ontario Social Media Specialist Jean Turner for making this article happen For a complete overview of what "Real Time Crisis Intervention" is "Listening More & Talking Less" please read April/2014 RCMP Gazette article written by Real Time Crisis founder, Toronto street nurse Anne Marie Batten by clicking here. For a few pics of the conference click here: Review presentation slides from the March/2014 conference here: Ricardo Araujo volunteers for Real Time Crisis intervention regularly monitoring Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram and any other social media platform that a crisis occurs in to [...]