Speaking Out Against Racist Memes

Originally posted to Facebook by: Catherine Herbert

Link to post: https://www.facebook.com/1095355294/posts/10221711480191673/?d=n

One of my social worker friends posted this response to this meme and I think it’s important to pass it along:

This is what I get paid to do and yes, some days I end up pinned to the wall by my neck, pulled to the ground by my pony tail, threatened with a shiv, or take a rock to the back… but you know who is alive at the end of the day? Everyone. Because we have trauma informed care, safe utilization of psychiatric restraint techniques which prohibits ALL horizontal (or “side lying”) restraint, padded blocking shields to allow someone to work out their energy in a safe way or to get staff close enough to remove the pipe in this case, and when necessary physician/psychiatry ordered and medically supervised use of medication for deescalation, which is also then taken to a review board post use. All incidents which require ANY form of restraint are reviewed, any video is analyzed and from which we learn, grow and retrain staff as necessary.

This “psycho” probably needs a shower, a snack and then a nap or maybe someone to talk to about whatever triggered this episode. Possibly a full review of his medication and it’s efficacy.

Or maybe he was a black kid with autism in Austin, TX who’s group home didn’t pick up his meds and give them to him for a week so he was having a meltdown, going door to door trying to find someone to help him and he gets shot to death by an armed homeowner. #jaredjames #blm #blackautisticlivesmatter

Fuck who ever made this meme and fuck you if you think it’s funny. Mental health isn’t a fucking joke asshole.

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