Starting off with Dr Hutchinson’s succinct video that clearly explains that a person is more than their condition, and that for people who do develop mental health conditions, “it didn’t happen in a vacuum”, and that our mental health can be as a result of our past experiences as well.
A person is more than just their condition
Is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth and THIS is EXACTLY how we should all be thinking abt mental health issues ??Dr. Gerard Hutchinson is the head of Clinical Medical Sciences, head of Psychiatric Services at the NCRHA, and professor of Psychiatry at UWI.Follow Not Okay | Video: Candice AlaskaGeplaatst door Not Okay op Donderdag 9 mei 2019
Hanif Benjamin- stigma towards mental illness
This may be a good opening into what mental health is for those who don’t know. It’s a simple, well-expressed explanation that makes it easy for people to understand what is mental health, and mental illness.
Hanif Benjamin- How Stigma Prevents Healing
"It doesn't mean that yuh mad." If you went through something traumatic and you need to get help, it have no shame in it. Follow Not Okay & Project RARE Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of Gun ViolenceCredit: Hanif E. A. Benjamin / The Centre For Human Development Group of Companies Limited Video by: FlashFocus Media and Candice AlaskaGeplaatst door Not Okay op Vrijdag 22 maart 2019
Nicholas Voisin- What is trauma
Because trauma is something that affects so much of our country, that can affect your ability to function at work, and because so many people are still unaware as to what PTSD is, it may be a really good idea to educate people on what is trauma, and what is post-traumatic stress disorder.
Nicholas Voisin: Trauma in T&T
This is an AMAZING, simple and easy-to-follow guide about trauma and PTSD, and it covers the different effects of trauma and breaks them down for you. ??Follow Not Okay and Project RARE Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of Gun ViolenceGeplaatst door Not Okay op Zondag 28 april 2019
Hanif Benjamin- Why we need to process trauma
Explaining to people why it’s important to process and acknowledge and deal with trauma instead of pushing it down and trying to “toughen up” and continuing to live with it.
Why we need to process trauma
It's #notokay to tell people:✔️ Jus get over it✔️ You need to toughen up✔️ dat still bothering you✔️ doh study it✔️ but I went through that and I good When they can't get over something traumatic. If people doh take d time to process and heal from trauma properly, it could have all kinds of long-term effects on them.Follow Not Okay & Project RARE Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of Gun ViolenceSpeaker: Hanif E. A. BenjaminGeplaatst door Not Okay op Vrijdag 22 maart 2019
Nicholas Voisin- Advice for overcoming trauma
To break up the heaviness of the content, some advice and encouragement for overcoming trauma.
Andy Himself- Stigma towards depression
This is a personal anecdote from someone who has experienced depression, so that we have a mixture of content from both professionals and persons who are speaking from personal experience. This video addresses the stigma that people who are successful can’t suffer from depression.
Upward Counseling- How to help someone with depression
For anyone present that knows someone who has depression. Not knowing how to help someone can lead us to making the situation worse sometimes, even with the best of intentions.
How to help somebody suffering from depression. With Reycine Mc Kenzie, Clinical Psychotherapist at UPWARD Counseling and Psychological Services.FOLLOW Not OkayFollow on Instagram: www.instagram.com/notokayttGeplaatst door Not Okay op Woensdag 10 oktober 2018
Upward Counseling- How to Cope with depression
For anyone present that may be struggling with depression, a few pointers for overcoming depression that they may not have known.
Marlon- depression in men
Mental health in men is something we should specifically address, as men tend to be less inclined to reach out for help and to open up about feelings of depression and suicide. The suicide rate is higher for men than for women, and, so, it may be a good idea to specifically address the topic of mental health in men.
Dr. Hutchinson- Reaching out for help is a sign of strength
Addresses the stigma that asking someone for help, going to therapy, or needing help in general for your mental health are things to be embarrassed about.
Does reaching out for help make you weak?
Is someone who needs help for mental illness weak? Dr. Hutchinson is the head of Clinical Medical Sciences, as well as the head of Psychiatric Services, at the North Central Regional Health Authority. He is also a professor of Psychiatry at the University of the West Indies, Faculty of Medical Sciences.Geplaatst door Not Okay op Donderdag 23 augustus 2018
To try to end on a note of hope, as these topics can be heavy.
Directory- letting them know where they can get help
We have an announcement❗️We have launched a directory of free and affordable MENTAL HEALTH resources in Trinidad and Tobago in a simple, user-friendly design: https://tinyurl.com/yyxybfwt ?“When we started Not Okay and the videos started to gain traction, the questions we got most frequently from individuals were requests for help, whether for themselves or for someone they knew. A natural next step was an easily accessible and user friendly resource guide, which would provide them with services despite income brackets or location.”- Kenycia DoyleFollow Not Okay for more videos on mental health.Geplaatst door Not Okay op Maandag 8 juli 2019