sload:

The community in Ferguson is struggling to come up with the money to keep their kids fed, since school has been cancelled all this time, yet people have donated over $12,000 to the murderer who started all of this in the last 24 hours alone. Think about that. And then donate to the right cause.

kelsium:

I don’t think I know anyone with this background, but maybe we can signal boost. One major thing the Ferguson organizers have been asking for specifically for several days is for service donations from mental health professionals with a background in trauma counseling, people of color would be preferable for obvious reasons. If you know someone who might be willing to either to go to Ferguson or do tele-sessions, please direct them to this form.

PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST

sessionable:

This is a bail and legal fund set up to assist our brothers and sisters arrested last night for taking direct action against the murderous Ferguson Police Department. Two days ago, Michael “Mike Mike” Brown was gunned down by police after eyewitnesses stated he had thrown his hands in the air and was complying with police orders. Racial tension in Saint Louis has simmered for decades with some of the highest recorded levels of white flight in history, mass segregation and police violence directed primarily at people of color. The unjustified murder of Mike Mike by the state was the proverbial straw that broke the camels back. Hundreds came for a candlelight vigil held yesterday at the scene, vigil goers were met with riot cops armed with assault weapons and K-9 units. As people tried to leave the vigil they were forced back by a police line, who reportedly fired rubber bullets into the crowd. Things boiled over and the streets were taken, after tear gas and backup from surrounding areas proved no match for the crowd the police retreated. The unrest continues tonight with even greater response from heavily armed police, local media was ordered to leave the area or face arrest.

Rest In Power Mike Mike
NO JUSTICE NO PEACE


http://antistatestl.noblogs.org/post/2014/08/11/bail-and-legal-fund-for-those-arrested-during-ferguson-anti-police-demonstrations/

dynastylnoire:

ravingsbya-woc:

redrubied:

miltonsong:

brown-likeme:

International hacker group Anonymous claims to have obtained audio files of police dispatch and EMS during the Mike Brown shooting.

They have said it will be released at 2:00pm ET

Wow

Good.

UPDATED skip to around 9:35, they are asking for crowd control, at 11:20 they found out from the news, not the police. listen around 21:25 for request for more cars, it’s a very long video (apx 2 hours) so you only get a little information at a time, so far what people have heard and gathered is that they called for more cars and crowd control long before they called an EMT 

dynastylnoire

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

corporationsarepeople:

bigeisamazing:

More Americans have been killed by police since 9/11 than troops killed in Iraq combat

Non-military US citizens are 29 times more likely to be killed by a cop than a terrorist.

perspicious:

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
    
  1. Stay with us and keep calm.
    The last thing we need when we’re panicking, is to have someone else panicking with us.

  2. Offer medicine if we usually take it during an attack.
    You might have to ask whether or not we take medicine- heck, some might not; but please, ask. It really helps.

  3. Move us to a quiet place.
    We need time to think, to breathe. Being surrounded by people isn’t going to help.

  4. Don’t make assumptions about what we need. Ask.
    We’ll tell you what we need. Sometimes; you may have to ask- but never assume.

  5. Speak to us in short, simple sentences.

  6. Be predictable. Avoid surprises.

  7. Help slow our breathing by breathing us or by counting slowly to 10.
    As odd as it sounds, it works.
                                                                                                                 
WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T DO:

1. Say, “You have nothing to be panicked about.”
We know. We know. We know. And because we know we have nothing to be panicked about, we panic even more. When I realize that my anxiety is unfounded, I panic even more because then I feel like I’m not in touch with reality. It’s unsettling. Scary.

Most of the time, a panic attack is irrational. Sometimes they stem from circumstances — a certain couch triggers a bad memory or being on an airplane makes you claustrophobic or a break up causes you to flip your lid — but mostly, the reasons I’m panicking are complex, hard to articulate or simply, unknown. I could tell myself all day that I have no reason to be having a panic attack and I would still be panicking. Sometimes, because I’m a perfectionist, I become even more overwhelmed when I think my behaviour is “unacceptable” (as I often believe it is when I’m panicking). I know it’s all in my mind, but my mind can be a pretty dark and scary place when it gets going.

Alternate suggestion: Say, “I understand you’re upset. It is okay. You have a right to be upset and I am here to help.”


2. Say, “Calm down.”
This reminds me of a MadTV sketch where Bob Newhart plays a therapist who tells his patients to simply “Stop it!” whenever they express anxiety or fear. As a sketch, it’s funny. In real life, it’s one of the worst things you can do to someone having a panic attack. When someone tells me to “stop panicking” or to “calm down,” I just think, “Oh, okay. I haven’t tried that one. Hold on, let me get out a pen and paper and jot that down, you jerk.

Instead of taking action so that they do relax, simply telling a panicking person to “calm down” or “stop it” does nothing. No-thing.

Alternate suggestion: The best thing to do is to listen and support. In order to calm them down without the generalities, counting helps.


3. Say, “I’m just going to leave you alone for a minute.”
Being left alone while panicking makes my heart race even harder. The last thing I want is to be left by myself with my troubled brain. Many of my panic attacks spark from over-thinking and it’s helpful to have another person with me, not only for medical reasons (in case I pass out or need water) but also it’s helpful to have another person around to force me to think about something other than the noise in my head.

Alternate suggestion: It sometimes helps me if the person I’m with distracts me by telling me a story or sings to me. I need to get out of my own head and think about something other than my own panic.


4. Say, “You’re overreacting.”
Here’s the thing: I’m not. Panic attacks might be in my head, but I’m in actual physical pain. If you’d cut open your leg, no one would be telling you you’re overreacting. It’s a common trope in mental health to diminish the feelings or experience of someone suffering from anxiety or panic because there’s no visible physical ailment and because there’s no discernible reason for the person to be having such a strong fear reaction.

The worst thing you can tell someone who is panicking is that they are overreacting.

Alternate suggestion: Treat a panic attack like any other medical emergency. Listen to what the person is telling you. Get them water if they need it. It helps me if someone rubs my back a little. If you’re in over your head, don’t hesitate to call 911 (or whatever the emergency services number is where you are). But please, take the person seriously. Mental health deserves the same respect as physical health.


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HELP SAVE JEREMIAH!

dynastylnoire:

foreverskyee:

I went to high school with this guy. He’s only 22 years old and has been battling testicular cancer since he was 18. He needs a bone marrow transplant that can save his life. Please. Donate anything that you can. Every little bit helps! To donate, go to https://fundly.com/help-save-jeremiah

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Cigna: Approve coverage for my daughters cochlear implant →

moelskerdeg:

Hi friends, if you could please sign and reblog this petition it would mean a lot to me. This girl has it waaaaay worse than I do and she got rejected for a CI by Cigna too, on grounds that are completely ridiculous. (I mean, my rejection was unfair, but hers is outright disgusting.) She’s only three and the sooner she gets the operation the better for her development on the whole. My hearing loss was much milder than hers when I was her age and it still caused a lot of difficulties growing up, and she has enough on her plate as it is. Thanks!

vinegardoppio:

pitbulled:

impactings:

Hey tumblr! Did you know that if you suffer from depression / anxiety or any other mental illness, you can register your dog as an emotional support animal, making it illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to you? That’s right. No breed restrictions, no weight restrictions, no matter what, they are not allowed to refuse.

This includes cats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, etc.!! Go here to register your pet as an ESA :~) 

This is a scam.

The website linked (and many others) will sell you fake IDs in for a fee and it literally doesn’t qualify you for anything. Unfortunately, (at least in the United States) emotional support/therapy animals do not qualify as service animals.  This means you can very well be legally rejected by a landlord, public transportation service, etc. 

Please read this and stop spreading false information that will scam people out of their money. Taking advantage of people with mental issues is one of the most disgusting things you can do.

londonpalestineaction:

#GazaUnderAttack update from the ground (Sunday 20 July 17:00)

The current death count is 425, including 112 children. These include Maaly Aby Zayed, who was killed by an Israeli air strike as he distributed aid, eight members of the same family (one who was six months old), and over 40 in just the one neighbourhood of Shaja’iya in east Gaza.

Other analysis

lastrealindians:

The Eaglebull- Oxendine family is being sued by their child’s school for speaking out against the activity this school flier discusses. The school encouraged children to ‘dress up like a Native American.’ Other activities included making feathered headbands and playing Indian.

Now the family faces an undue financial burden for expressing freedom of speech and asking the school to end culturally offensive curriculum.

Please contribute here to help this family fight back. This legal decision will impact all Natives. Every dollar helps. There is $6,000 left to raise: http://www.gofundme.com/8f3z30

prince-kel:

for every trans men out there who love soy sauce but has to cut it from their diet due to soy sauce’s high concentration of Phytoestrogens (mimics estrogen(female sex hormones) ) , the best thing you can replace soy sauce with is Chinkiang Vinegar.It does not contain soy at all and basically has the same taste.you can easily find it in stores specialized in asian food products.

fierceawakening:

poeticrican:

grrrls-fighting-back:

"My name is Michael Hunter. I was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2013 & was told on June 11, 2014 that I only have a few months left to live if I can’t find a donor. Please help me with my biological family or a donor match! I was born in Columbus, OH 3/1/1985 at Doctor’s North Hospital and given the name Christopher Brown. Please share"

Michael is a friend, I’m asking that you all take the time to share this. He desperately needs a bone marrow donor and there is very limited number of African American donors. Without a donor Michael is going to die.

Michael was adopted and does not know his birth family. We know he has a half brother but have no information about him.

He does not specifically need an African American Donor but because of all of the things that factor into finding a match (blood type, dna tissue etc.) , someone of similar descent is more likely to be a closer match.

If anyone knows anything about Michael’s birth family or if you would like to see if you are a match, please privately message me. I can put you in touch with him and his caregivers directly!

We hope through spreading awareness we can either find his birth family whom he does not know or find a donor match. Michael lives in the Cincinnati, OH area. Please dont just like this or scroll past. Please share this! You could save his life!

BOOST. Its so hard for Black people to find donors.

Signal boost

meanhotdog:

Here’s the situation. Rent is past due. The check was sent out yesterday and it’ll be cashed on Monday, July 14th. The money for the check isn’t in my bank account because we don’t have it. We don’t have any money. I work minimum wage and less than 20 hours a week. I started my job in May to help my family out the best I could despite my own mental illness and problems but it’s not enough. Every one of my checks has gone towards rent + utilities. And I know, I know, that’s adulthood right? My mother is an adult as well, and that exact mentality is what drove her to the point where even as I’m speaking to her now she can’t say anything but “I’m done.” “It’s over” and “I give up.”

No matter how bad things got. Not having water for a week, losing the car and having to take the bus everywhere, nearly starving for 2 months… still my mom never broke down. She worked a factory job, retail, fast food, you name it. Just kept her head down to make ends meet. Only ends meet. We’re still in the hole by a lot with no means to pay it back. Today we have to look at whats most pressing and that’s the rent. It’s always been this cycle of “What can we do without?” and constantly losing and losing until there’s nothing else. My mom doesn’t have anything more to give. She’s worked her whole life to get to this point and still it wasn’t enough.

I want a roof over my families head. I want to keep my cat Kip. I want to be able to at least have a house to live in. I’d live in my car if it came to it because I don’t care what happens to me. My family- it’s just me, my 18 year old sister my mother who quit her job recently because of a depressive episode, and my two youngest siblings who are 5 and 6 years old. They don’t have anywhere to go if we lose this place. Me and my sister can cope because we’re adults, but my two smallest siblings? I’d be living in my car if I we get evicted which means I’d have to give up my cat. My sister might be able to move in with her boyfriend. My mom can barely get out of bed, much less cook and provide for my youngest siblings so no one else has any means of housing and feeding them if we don’t come up with the rent this month.

Literally $1,000 is what we need. Of which doesn’t even cover anything besides the rent only but it’s… my mom finally came home and it’s scary how she’s switching from complete despair to telling me “Take it day by day. No use in crying about it.” There just aren’t any other options for us. We’ve exhausted every one of them this year and now it’s do or die. I’m really sorry. I try not to ask for things I don’t need. It doesn’t matter to me if I end up homeless and I know I’m privileged enough to be alive and at the very least, loved and appreciated. It’s just that this month- today, it isn’t enough.

Anything will help. Even a dollar or just well wishes. I’ll personally thank everyone who signal boosts or donates at all! I can write fic maybe? To at the very least make people get their moneys worth.

If anyone has any questions at all, they can message me and I’ll explain anything you might have questions about. I know that my family isn’t the only one suffering and things can get hard, if you can’t donate please consider signal boosting! My paypal is nancy.ayala65@gmail.com

Thank you so much for even reading this!

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daunt:

Signal boost! :) 

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