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L Tomay Douglas, MSW, CASACT

✨Restoring Justice to the Human Spirit✨ Educator Restorative Justice Practitioner Speaker Writer

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Great Day! Welcome November. I haven’t posted in a while, however, I had to for this month. This is the eleventh month of the year and the number eleven represents transition. Just like a corridor that’s dimly lit, a transition can seem scary, rather than fear; trust the process and keep moving. #happy #November #trust #the #transition #see #yourself #moving #into #better #greater #more #joy #love #believe the #best #is #here #its #you #letloveleadyourday #mindyourmentalhealth #mentalhealth #soul #selfcare #bronxbeautybomb #belit #riseup #poweron #brandmebeautiful

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Great Day! ✨ It’s interesting to note that Halloween is the last day of the month considering all of the good causes that’s emphasized. ✨ Our calendar let’s us know that while what you may be experiencing is scary, you still deserve some fun. You deserve a day to let your hair down, up or however you choose. ✨ In fact, Halloween is the day that we indulge in sweets, interact with our community and have a ball celebrating differences. ✨ I declare October is the month of The Overcomer. No matter what odds are against you, know that in the end, you win. Celebrate. ♥️💗💜🧡 #happy #blessed #october #month of the #overcomer #national #awareness #aids #breastcancer #domesticviolence #livercancer #causes #mentalhealth #internationaldayofthegirl #habitatday #cerebralpalsy #teachersday #mentalillness #fireprevention #mentalhealthday #depressionscreeningday #arthritisday #eradicationofpovertyday #mammographyday #redribbonweek #lunghealthday #worldfoodday #riseup #survivorssoar #brandmebeautiful

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Great Day! Today marks the first day of October. Here are a few causes that are highlighted nationally this month: ✨ National AIDS Awareness National Breast Cancer Awareness National Domestic Violence Awareness National Liver Cancer Awareness ✨ I have deemed October the month of “The Overcomer” and while we overcome daily, this month is dedicated to you who persevere, continue to choose to live and still have hope in the face of adversity. ✨ This month is dedicated to those who win battles daily in your mind, who love although you’ve experienced deep hurt and to those who are overlooked. I see you. I hear you and I honor you. ✨ Happy October & Month of The Overcomer. ♥️💗💜🧡 #happy #blessed #october #month of the #overcomer #national #awareness #aids #breastcancer #domesticviolence #livercancer #causes #mentalhealth #internationaldayofthegirl #habitatday #cerebralpalsy #teachersday #mentalillness #fireprevention #mentalhealthday #depressionscreeningday #arthritisday #eradicationofpovertyday #mammographyday #redribbonweek #lunghealthday #worldfoodday #riseup #survivorssoar #brandmebeautiful

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To rush through and confirm Kanavaugh is confirming in the minds of abusers, rapists and potential predators that as long as you have academic, social and financial success, it will absolve you from all injustice committed prior to said achievements. In fact, I believe that some of the senators who are so passionately defending him is due to the reality that they too practiced similar behavior/offenses in their youth. The only difference is they dodged the bullet and was never found out. The hearings show why most women do not report when sexually assaulted. #BelieveSurvivors 💜 #Sexualassaultawareness #mencanstoprape #endviolence #womenmatter #Ibelieveyou #metoo #speakout #honorthepowerofyourvoice #Youarenotalone #Youcanrecover #youareworthit #worthy #priceless #valued #seekhelp #mindyourmentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #practice #selfcare #speaktosomeone #breakthesilence #morethanaconqueror #healincommunity #hiddenwaternyc #riseup #soar #brandmebeautiful #survivorssoar

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To rush through and confirm Kanavaugh is confirming in the minds of abusers, rapists and potential predators that as long as you have academic, social and financial success, it will absolve you from all injustice committed prior to said achievements. In fact, I believe that some of the senators who are so passionately defending him is due to the reality that they too practiced similar behavior/offenses in their youth. The only difference is they dodged the bullet and was never found out. The hearings show why most women do not report when sexually assaulted. #BelieveSurvivors 💜 #Sexualassaultawareness #mencanstoprape #endviolence #womenmatter #Ibelieveyou #metoo #speakout #honorthepowerofyourvoice #Youarenotalone #Youcanrecover #youareworthit #worthy #priceless #valued #seekhelp #mindyourmentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #practice #selfcare #speaktosomeone #breakthesilence #morethanaconqueror #healincommunity #hiddenwaternyc #riseup #soar #brandmebeautiful #survivorssoar

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Great Day & Happy Truth Tuesday! 💗 🖤 💗 As a child there’s an expectation for parents to build up self-esteem and confidence. The truth is that doesn’t always happen. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 🙄 However, children who didn’t receive positive affirmations will ultimately grow into an adult with low esteem, a lack of confidence, people pleasing or one who overcompensates. ✨ ✨ Here’s the thing, you have the power to effect change yourself and it can be done daily when you brush your teeth. Look yourself in the eye and speak truth to yourself. ✨ 👑 ✨ You are worthy. You are an overcomer. You achieve your goals. You are smart. You are loved. You are wanted. You are needed. You are beautiful. You are enough. 🗣 🗣 #happy #truth #tuesday #mentalhealth #cultivate #high #esteem #confidence #thru #selflove #selfcare #mentallywell #speak #kind to #yourself #embrace your #inner #child #surround yourself with #people #who #believe in you #your #brilliance #bronxbeautybomb #belit #levelup #letloveleadyourday #survivorssoar #brandmebeautiful

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Happy Labor Day! ✨✨✨ May your work be impactful to the life of those you encounter. ✨✨✨ May you find satisfaction in doing work that you love. ✨✨✨ May your community be encouraged by the presence of you. ✨ ✨ #happy #labor #day #work #smarter #enjoy #what you #do #collaborate #hire #train #practice #selfcare #wellness #compassion #ethics #integrity use your #brilliance #brain #intuition #make #community #better #mentalhealthawareness #bronxbeautybomb #intheboogiedown #letloveleadyourday #levelup #survivorssoar #brandmebeautiful

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Great Day! ✨September is Suicide Prevention Month.✨ This is the month we highlight the reality that suicide can be prevented. ✨ ✨ Prevention can only happen if we have an open dialogue around it. If we ask the tough questions and if we stop hiding behind our beliefs that misinform. ✨ ✨ Suicide does not discriminate but society does by stigma. If someone falls and scrape their knee, we run to their aid. If a loved one says I feel chest pain, we rush them to the hospital. ✨ ✨ What do you say when someone shares that they’re feeling depressed? What do you do when someone tells you that they’re struggling with sadness and can’t shake it???? 🤷🏽‍♀️ 🤷🏽‍♀️ **** Do you say things like... it’s not that serious, I will pray for you, girl get your mind right, dude your not crazy??? ****The above are reactions that contribute to stigma. Therefore contributing to the problem. To be helpful, be your beautiful self... learn to listen, to respond with love and love, care, concern are action words. It means...... DO SOMETHING! ****Please take the time to save a life today. If you or someone you know is in crisis: Call the hotline for help. 1-800-273-8255 ✨ ✨ #suicidepreventionmonth #suicideawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #bethe1to #engage #listen #takeaction #support #suicideattemptsurvivor #socialworker #advocate for #life #mental #emotional #health #bronxbeautybomb #levelup #endstigma #takethestingoutofstigma #stigmanomore #silentnomore #hidenomore #letstalkaboutit #gethelp #youareworthit #iwantyoutolive #survivorssoar #brandmebeautiful

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