Fireweed Collective offers mental health education and mutual aid through a Healing Justice lens. They help support the emotional wellness of all people, and center the needs of those most marginalized by our society. Their work seeks to disrupt the harm of systems of abuse and oppression, often reproduced by the mental health system.
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In an action, in any potentially tense of dangerous situation, we need to be able to stay calm, to feel our fear without letting it overrun us or turn into panic. Grounding is a technique that can help us stay both alert and relaxed when all hell is breaking loose around us.
This infosheet compiles suggestions on dealing with critical incident stress and helping others respond to it. Critical incident stress can be caused by events at protests and mass mobilizations such as: use of terror tactics (sometimes indiscriminately) by police, including physical, mental and sexual assault; the experience of prolonged and intense fear; being separated from injured colleagues; and sexual harassment by other protestors.
The Aging People in Prison Human Rights Campaign (APPHRC) works to advocate, educate, and lobby for the human rights of aging people incarcerated in prisons across the United States.
DIGNITY – Danish Institute Against Torture’s work is basically founded on the respect for human rights and the dignity and integrity of each individual. Therefore, it is DIGNITY’s proclaimed objective to help alleviate the human suffering resulting from torture – both for the individual, the family members and the community. DIGNITY also aims at…
This Resource Book seeks to equip defenders in the region with knowledge for better self-protection and enhanced efficiency in their human rights work.