[v. 07-10-2019] I sarted this page for rapid access to some sites and external Resource links for families and individuals with various Disabilities. The term "differently abled" was one that was an early replacement for the outdated term, "crippled." In recent months I've become increasingly angry at the divisiveness in the nation (groups fighting each other), especially the way people who donate money expect veterans to never change after they had been awarded disability funds for having been in life-risking situations.
I plan to embed one or more videos that show versions of the "prosidy constellation" -- facial mannerisms and voice intonations. ( Stephen Porges is studying Prosidy}. The treatment of many veterans who were traumatized is despicable once you learn how voice and body language can create a voodoo type of death spiral in the person being investigated. I've known suicides and they left their life precisely because they did not get the full respect of their surrounding human beings. If your family member was traumatized while in service, get a workup at www.AmenClinics.com .
Remember there are teams out there, and individual therapists who won't give up on you.. Animal power can be a substantial resource, say Bulldog, Badger and Bumblebee.
This first video is one of the most EVIL I've ever seen. It is seditious and scheming and a sad commentary on the money-grubbing "citizens" who don't allow dignity of those who have had a tough situation in life. They are NOT BLACK. Look at the white folks doing their white folk thing. This man deserves to watch the Rocky film sequence below .*
The following video brought to mind an unsettling event: Recently I spent a tightly focused evening listening to the tale of hatred from a white civilian who would likely approve of the following little-recognized video. He carries a baseball bat and concealed knife/"shiv". The combination of distortive sound and photographs of posters holding up the true dedication of US Marines ends up with the civilian viewers feeling strangely unsettled and afraid. Do not be afraid of true commisioned and non-commissioned officers in the U.S. Marine Corps. Marines I knew are "the tip of the spear...if it can't be done, call in the Marines." But when a person is not enfolded within a rational and supportive nation, they can fantasize about Marine service and spin out and seek to incite violence and disrespect. [An antidote to this hatred of Marines is to watch Nicholas Cage as a Marine in combat who works a wonder with a chocolate bar during a firefight in the film honoring First Nations Marines who kept their spirituality even in the heat of battle, titled Wind Talkers
Next, all disabled people are being given a chance to live a life of "Power, Not Pity" now that many of us disabled people have learned that we are creating our day, each day. We manage whatever is our world that day. Whether it might be a broken wheelchair, or getting the kids dressed and off to school using the help of a hired Aide, or doing important assignments for The Boss using telecommuting and assistiive computer technology. One of my heroes is Stephen Hawking, he communicated with me, but it took him a while to process my exchanges. Here are... clips created to share the empowerment of people who have some disability:
In closing this intro section about veteran disrespect and suicide prevention, please examine how much you express hatred of other people. I'm hoping that Routefinders for Friends Institute will be a powerful source of experience and education that helps people appreciate this tag line: "Our only agenda is Trust."
All of you who are veterans of life's struggles in uniform or civilian existence: Never, Never, Never give up! Watch some Rocky films.
DC Advocacy Partners has a superb program. Here is the link: www.dcpartners.iel.org/ I graduated in 2016.
During the nine months of intense monthly weekends we forged bonds that will live for a lifetime. I met some of the most intelligent and skilled people I've ever met. It was uplifting to see the photos and hear oral history from these residents of the District of Columbia. We spent nearly a year learning how to advocate for others whose life journeys are puzzling for them. We heard from key individuals in a range of DC offices that help with ADA and other support organizations,
Below is a list of Resources that was gathered by the folks who offer the Happy Pill toy-with-a-purpose.
HappyPill.com was started to market an actual recorded Complete Giggle Cycle of a young child. She now is an adult and wants others to experience the feelings that this laughter cycle can release. The "pill" is a soft body with arms and legs and a "belly button" with a red heart patch that you can press. One squeeze sets off the laughter cycle that lasts 12 seconds. I tell people that pressing it five times gives you a one-minute experience of remembering what it might be like for you to laugh or for you to listen to a child having a pure exploration experience of being tickled by her safe strong father. Imagine the brain and ear stimulation if you squeeze one for each ear. Wow! Sound Therapy.
Resources from Happy Pill site:
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging): http://www.crisischat.org/
Crisis Text Line: Text “START” TO 741-741
Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
Family Violence Helpline: 1-800-996-6228
Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)
American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
National Crisis Line – Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044
Veterans Crisis Line: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net
Suicide Prevention Wiki: http://suicideprevention.wikia.com
UK & Republic of Ireland
112 or 999
Hotline: +44 (0) 8457 90 90 90 (UK – local rate)
Hotline: +44 (0) 8457 90 91 92 (UK minicom)
Hotline: 1850 60 90 90 (ROI – local rate)
Hotline: 1850 60 90 91 (ROI minicom)
Recuerde siempre que si usted esta en una situación de emergencia debe comunicarse con los teléfonos: *107 (SAME-Sistema de Atención Medica de Emergencia), *911 (Emergencia policial), para atención telefónica inmediata. Si desea orientación telefónica a familiares y amigos, déjenos su mensaje y teléfono. Nos comunicaremos con usted.
Telefono De La Esperanza – 963916006 – http://telefonodelaesperanza.org/llamanos
LifeLine Australia: 1-300-13-11-14
10 111 for police or 10 177 for an ambulance
24hr Helpline: 0800 12 13 14 or SMS 31393 (and we will call you back)
Depression and Anxiety Helpline: 0800 70 80 90
Lifeline 24/7 Helpline: 0800 543 354
Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
Hotline: 800 111 0111
Hotline: 0800 111 0222