Medic Alert – Bracelet or Necklace, do you know what to do?

MedicAlert foundation Peace of mind knowing you’re protected with MedicAlert membership Phone: 1300301476 https://www.medicalert.org.au/  – sorry not hyperlinked yet!! If you see someone collapsed:- (1) LOOK for one of these pictured below, a bracelet or a necklace. (2) By doing so, you could very well be saving their life. Most have info regarding allergies and medical conditions such as the ones we all know like type 1 diabetics, epilepsy BUT i have a condition called CCR Catatonic Conversion Reaction. Other’s may have Conversion Disorder or Mental Illness My condition is not common and very few are aware of how to care for and treat me, surprisingly those people are mostly doctors and health professionals. Many times i have  been misdiagnosed with being drunk or seeking attention, sadly the last thing i want is anyone touching me or creating a scene and i am also allergic to alcoholic drinks, swabs etc. Only recently i was treated very badly by a triage doctor who assumed i was drunk or faking the episode. He failed to look at my bracelet along with several others, one doctor was even holding the hand it was on??? These people are incredible in what they have to deal with everyday, especially on previous occasions when i have arrived either in an ambulance or collapsing in their waiting room/s. However very few are not trained in first aide procedures such as DRSABCD, Mental Health first aide AGLEE or NON Violent Intervention, are YOU? Perhaps you may not see the need, but if you work with the public i strongly suggest you start thinking about it. Talk to...

SIGNS OF A HEALTHY OR UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP

SIGNS OF A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP (Extracted from a SCOPE program)    People in a Healthy Relationship Can be themselves whilst still being together Bring out the best in each other Support each other Don’t attempt to change or control each other Trust one another Have fun together Are comfortable with each other Respect each other’s decisions feelings and thoughts Are honest with each other and themselves Are willing to compromise and work together Accept the good and the bad Can talk openly without ridicule   SIGNS OF AN UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP  People in an Unhealthy Relationship may experience one or more of the following: Needing to be careful around the person to avoid their anger Feeling pressured by the person when it comes to sex Feeling afraid to disagree with the person Having the person always checking up on what they have been doing without them Being made to feel stupid crazy or inadequate Being prevented from going out or doings things that they want Having to do things that please the other person rather than themselves Being unable to spend time with friends or family because of the other person’s jealousy Accepting excuses for the other person’s abusive behaviour eg; ‘they had too much to drink it wasn’t really their fault’ or ‘it has only happened once, it won’t happen again’ IF YOU NEED HELP click on the following:- (Sunshine Coast) SCOPE = Suncoast Cooloola Outreach Prevention & Education...

Evil thrives when good people do nothing!

Make Excellence a Habit The righteous man walks in integrity. Integrity is defined as “a firm adherence to a code or standard of values, soundness.” People of integrity are committed to a life of excellence – seeking to be better or to go beyond what is normally expected of them. Having integrity means you do the right thing even when no-body is looking……and you keep your word even if it costs you something. Seek Wisdom If things seem so complicated that we no longer are able to enjoy life as it was intended, it’s time to seek more wisdom. In all things we need to acknowledge and seek understanding of others, use wisdom, and make the best decisions you know how to make. Through a simple prayer from wherever you are, you can ask for wisdom about any situation you face. Before you commit to participating in certain activities, buying things, or being involved with other people, check with your heavenly father. If you have peace about it, then proceed. But if you don’t feel right about it, wait. Seek wisdom and make decisions based on what you sense in your report. Then move forward, believing that the universe will bless you because you acknowledge him / her in your decisions. Joyce Meyer / Starting your day Right – Ending your day Right...

Graffiti symptom of our decline?

OUR SAY – Nambour News, Thursday May 12, 2016 sunshinecoastdaily.com.au Parenting ??? Last week i spoke with a gentleman cleaning yet another area with graffiti. As a parent myself and a previous volunteer and teacher-aide of Education Qld, you get to hear many stories of the community complaining about the youth of today. I shared a story with him about a student calling me a b–ch in class, this remark was made after I gave the student an instruction. The HOY ( Head of Year) was at wits end as what to do as the student had already been suspended several times and this process had no impact on the change of his behaviour. I asked what the parent had said when told of the incident, she quoted his words, “what’s the problem, that’s how we talk at home”. Our children grow up learning from us as parents, along with those we associate with, those who are role models such as sporting stars, politicians, religious leaders etc. I believe our role as a parent ends the day we die. As a society we are suppose to protect the young, the elderly and the disabled? I ask you this question today, do you think we are? My answer is no, based on domestic violence and family violence climbing, more homelessness, more suicides, more mental illnesses, more obesity and more people seeking help from services because they can no longer cope with day-to-day living. Since 2013 when i launched & funded a free service 1800MUMMYS, I have been trying to liaise with local, state & federal politicians with the above concerns and...

Your safety and that of your children is our priority.

WHAT IS SCOPE? SCOPE (Suncoast Cooloola Outreach Prevention and Education) has been established to reduce the occurrence and impact of domestic and family violence, from Caloundra to Gympie and the Hinterland, Queensland. http://www.scopedv.org/ SAFE STEPS Family Violence Response Centre provides at no cost a range of professional support services for women and children experiencing violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner, another family member or someone close to them. http://www.safesteps.org.au/your-safety/ 24/7 Family Violence Response1800 015 188 (Toll free) Keeping you and your children safe whether you are still in the relationship or have left it is our priority. If you have been threatened or you and your family are in danger now – call 000 Emergency or Police. Family violence is unacceptable and can take many forms. It includes behaviour that is violent, threatening, intimidating or controlling and causes you and your children to be fearful. We know how hard it can be to make a call to seek help and to acknowledge that you are not being treated properly. You may be feeling confused, have lost confidence in your own judgement and your ability to make decisions, or to make any changes in your life. When you call the safe steps 24/7 response service, keeping you and your children safe, whether you are still in the relationship or have left it is our priority. safe steps crisis support advocates are on hand to help you explore your options and to escape abuse. Our services include: Risk assessment to establish how safe you and your children are Crisis accommodation if you are at risk and need to leave...

AUSTRALIAN CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION

The Australian Childhood Foundation works to save children from the trauma of child abuse, neglect and family violence in these ways: Our trauma teams help children families, carers and support professionals throughout Australia, including remote and regional areas. Their collaboration with a network of adults and organisations focuses on creating an environment dedicated to the recovery and healing of children traumatised by abuse, neglect and family violence. Help us to reclaim children’s most important possession: their childhood. Your donation will help us to ensure we can continue to support abused children to heal. https://netcommunity.childhood.org.au/donate Why We Exist Abuse costs the community up to $30 billion dollars a year. The Impact of abuse is life-long and affects us all. Traumatised children suffer throughout their lives, long after the abuse itself has stopped. Abuse and neglect impacts the brains of young children, shaping their behaviour and reactions to the world around them , leaving them ill-equipped to manage the demands of adulthood . Without specialist help and protection, the experience of abuse can become the starting point for a lifetime of struggle, confusion, conflict and breakdown. It can lead to depression, drug and alcohol addiction, violence, crime,mental illness and youth and adult suicide. The experience of child abuse and family violence rocks the very core of children. It undermines their self confidence and eats away at their self esteem. It makes them feel worthless and unlovable. Heart Felt a collection of children’s experiences and stories of abuse, recovery and hope The experience of child abuse and family violence rocks the very core of children. The abuse itself is often accompanied with messages that reinforce children’s vulnerability. They are often told that the abuse is their fault. They are told...