Woyimira Malamulo-Advocate Becca Balint Amagawana Upangiri Wothana ndi Zoyambitsa

Patsiku la Mental Health Advocacy Day, chochitika chapachaka kwa zaka zisanu ndi ziwiri tsopano, anthu omwe ali ndi mavuto amisala amatha kufotokozera nkhani zawo kwa anthu omwe ali ndi mphamvu zosintha. Becca Balint amakwanira magulu onse awiri.

Monga Purezidenti Pro Tem wa Senate ya Vermont, Sen. Balint amakhala pampando wa mphamvu zamalamulo m'boma. Monga munthu, iye ndi chitsanzo chamoyo cha munthu yemwe wachita bwino ngakhale akukumana ndi zovuta za moyo wonse ndi matenda a nkhawa komanso kupsinjika maganizo. M'mawu ochititsa chidwi, Sen. Balint adagawana zovuta zake kuyambira ali mwana, komanso momwe amalimbana ndi "zoyambitsa tsiku ndi tsiku" zomwe zimatuluka ngati mkazi wachiwerewere pamaso pa anthu.

"Ndakhala ndi nkhawa komanso kupsinjika maganizo moyo wanga wonse wachikulire, komanso ubwana wanga wonse," adatero Sen. Balint, polankhula ndi omwe anasonkhana. "Monga ambiri a inu ndi anthu omwe mumawakonda, ndakhala ndikupeza njira zothandizira ndi zida zondithandiza kuthana ndi nthawi zovuta." 

Pandemic Bright Spot

Ngakhale kuvomereza kuti mliriwo ndi "woopsa kwambiri" wamalingaliro amisala, adaloza malo amodzi owala. "Zatsegula zitseko zokambitsirana moona mtima zambiri zokhudzana ndi matenda amisala komanso matenda amisala komanso kulumala kwachitukuko. Zikuwoneka kuti mwadzidzidzi anthu aku America ambiri amakhala omasuka kugawana nawo zovuta zawo zamaganizidwe, "adatero. "Ndiko kusintha kolandirika kuwona kumasuka kwambiri pa zomwe tonse tikudziwa kuti ndi gawo la moyo. Sichinthu chochitira manyazi. Sichinthu chonyalanyaza kapena kubisa. Wangokhala mbali ya moyo.”

“Kutha kulankhulana moona mtima pa zimene zikuchitika n’kumene kumabweretsa chiyembekezo. Chifukwa palibe njira yakuchira popanda kuvomereza kuti pali chinachake chimene mukuyesera kuchiza.”

~ Becca Balint (D, Windham), Purezidenti Pro Tem, Senate ya Vermont

Kupitilira kusalana kumafuna kusiya "malingaliro olakwika akuti thanzi labwino lamalingaliro ndi thanzi ndi zinthu ziwiri zosiyana," adatero. "Titha kusintha zomwe zimachitika chifukwa chakusalidwa komanso kusamvetsetsana kudzera mu kulumikizana, koma zimatengera kukhala pachiwopsezo komanso kukhala athu enieni kuti tigwirizane kwambiri ndi ena. Ndipo ndikuganiza ambiri aife tikudziwa kuti izi zitha kukhala zowopsa. "

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Sen. Balint adati kukhala pamaso pa anthu kumatanthauza kuti chilichonse chomwe amalankhula, kuchita, kapena zolemba zake zimamupangitsa kukhala pachiwopsezo. Izi zimadyetsa zizolowezi zake za nkhawa ndi kupsinjika maganizo. “Ndikuganiza kuti anthu ena amaganiza kuti ngati ndinu wogwira ntchito m’boma simuyenera kuchita ndi zinthu zimenezi, kapena mumazigonjetsa mwanjira inayake. Inu simutero. Osachepera sinditero. Ndangophunzira kumene kuvina nawo.”

Tengani makalata odana mwachitsanzo. Sen. Balint akumva. Makamaka tsopano kuti akuthamangira pampando wokhawo wa Vermont ku US House of Representatives. Amamva momwe thupi lake likuyendera. Izo zinkamutseka iye pansi, iye anati, zimamupangitsa iye kumva kuti wasweka, wopuwala, kapena wofowoka. Tsopano ali ndi dongosolo lachindunji.

“Tsopano ndimatha kuzindikira zomwe zikuchitika ndipo m’malo mongosiya kulankhula, ndimachita chidwi. Chifukwa chiyani ndikumva izi? Kodi ndikumva bwanji? Ndimatchula zinthu izi momveka bwino ndipo ndimazinena mokweza. Chinachake chochitcha dzina chimandithandiza kudziwa zoyenera kuchita kenako. Ndiye ndikufunsa, ndikusowa chiyani pompano? Nthawi zina ndimayika dzanja langa pachifuwa ndikungopuma. Nthawi zina ndimatuluka pakhomo la Statehouse kuti ndikapeze mpweya wabwino komanso malingaliro ena. Chilichonse chomwe ndingasankhe kuchita panthawiyo ndichoti ndidzisamalire osati kungongokhalira kuseka.”

Wapeza chitsogozo m’ziphunzitso za Pema Chodron za kukhala “wankhondo wachifundo.” Kudzisamalira, iye anati, "kuyambira ndi kudzimvera chisoni kwambiri." Ndiye mukhoza kukulitsa kwa ena. 

“Mzimu wankhondo umafunika kulimba mtima kuti uwone zomwe zikukuwopsyezani osati kuthawa. M'malo moumitsa, kungosiya izo zikhale. Ndi kufunitsitsa kukhalabe m’mavuto.”

~ Becca Balint, (D, Windham), Purezidenti Pro Tem, Senate ya Vermont

Zochita za Balint 

M'nkhani yake yaikulu, Sen. Balint adagawana njira zitatu zomwe zimatsogolera momwe amachitira ndi nkhawa ndi zovuta pamoyo watsiku ndi tsiku. 

  1. Monga ngati ine. Anaphunzira izi kwa Pema Chodron. Munthu wina akamuutsa, amayesa kukhala nacho n’kunena kuti: “Monga ine, munthu ameneyo amafuna kukondedwa. Mofanana ndi ine, munthuyo amafuna kumva ululu wake utachepa.” Ndi zina zotero. Iye anati: “Zimenezi zimandichititsa kuti ndisamade nkhawa kwambiri.
  2. Zindikirani zabwino. Khalani ndi nthawi yowona ndi kuvomereza zabwino mwa ena. Nenani zikomo. “Kuganizira zimene zinachitika m’mbuyomo za kukoma mtima kumandithandiza kudzimva kuti ndine wokoma mtima kwa ena.”
  3. Umboni uli kuti? Chinachake chikavuta, titha kudziona kuti ndife odzikonda. “M’nthaŵi zimenezo ndimadziletsa, ndi kudzifunsa kuti: Kodi umboni uli kuti wakuti nkhani imene mukunenayi si yowona? Mwawonekera kuti muli limodzi? Ndi liti pamene mukugwira ntchito yanu?" Pezani umboni wotsimikizira. Tsutsani kudzilankhula kolakwika.

"Tonse tikufuna chilolezo kuti tikhale athunthu komanso athunthu," adatero poyankha funso kuchokera kwa omwe adatenga nawo gawo. “TMI [chidziŵitso chochuluka] ndi kuganiza kwachikale pankhani ya thanzi la maganizo. Musalole aliyense kukupangitsani kumva kuti ndinu wamng’ono chifukwa chonena zoona.”

Statehouse Ritual Gone Virtual

Pafupifupi anthu 300 olembetsa tsiku lolimbikitsa anthu adasonkhana kudzera pa Zoom kuti amve momwe atsogoleri aboma akuthana ndi vuto lamisala. Komanso, atsogoleri a boma adamva momwe zimakhalira kwa anthu omwe akukumana ndi mavuto amisala, mabanja awo, komanso ogwira ntchito kutsogolo omwe akuwasamalira. NAMI Vermont ndiye otsogolera otsogolera tsikuli, mogwirizana ndi Vermont Care Partners, Recovery Vermont, ndi pafupifupi mabungwe 40 amisala ndi mabungwe ochokera kudutsa Vermont.

Zokambirana za okamba m'mawa zimawerengedwa ngati ndani wandale za Vermont. Bwanamkubwa Phil Scott adatsegula ndemanga zake ndi ndemanga zazifupi zovomereza kukula kwa vuto lamisala. Anasiya kubwereza kuyimba kwake kwaposachedwa kwa bajeti kuti awonjezere chiwongola dzanja cha Medicaid chifukwa cha matenda amisala. Othandizira ati iyi ndi gawo lofunikira kuti opereka chithandizo chamankhwala azilipidwa molingana ndi azaumoyo ena. 

Mtsogoleri wa bungwe la Vermont Care Partners a Julie Tessler adati VCP, gulu la mabungwe 16 amisala ammudzi, ikupempha kuti chiwonjezeko cha 10% cha Medicaid. Izi ndizochepa zomwe zimafunikira "kuthandizira ogwira nawo ntchito kuti akwaniritse kufunikira kokulirapo kwaumoyo wamaganizidwe, kulumala kwachitukuko, komanso kugwiritsa ntchito mankhwala osokoneza bongo," adatero. Kulephera kukopa ndi kusunga ogwira ntchito kwadzetsa kusowa kwadongosolo lonse laumoyo wamaganizidwe. Kuchulukirachulukira kwa anthu ogwira ntchito kwadzetsa chitsenderezo chosaneneka kwa ogwira ntchito otsalawo.

Kulimbana ndi Mliri Pothandiza Ena

Mtsogoleri wa bungwe la Congress ku US a Peter Welch adalowa nawo gawoli kuti ayamikire mamembala ake chifukwa cholimbikira ngakhale akukumana ndi mavuto. "Zakhala zovuta kwambiri kuti tonse tipitirire. Anthu a ku Vermont ali ndi udindo wofunitsitsa kuthandiza anansi awo kukhala otetezeka. ”

Lt. Gov Molly Gray adalongosola zomwe akufuna kuti asinthe machitidwe a Vermont "opanda ndalama zambiri komanso osachirikizidwa bwino" m'maganizo. Atayendera mabungwe okhudza zamisala m'boma kudera lonselo, Gray wayitanitsa mapulani asanu omwe amayang'ana bajeti yokhazikika yanthawi yayitali ya mabungwe azamisala. 

Oyankhula ena azamalamulo ndi anthambi anali Secretary of Human Services Jenney Samuelson, Commissioner of Mental Health Emily Hawes, Sipikala wa Nyumba ya Vermont Jill Krowinski, Woimira Vermont Bill Lippert, Senator wa Vermont Ginny Lyons, ndi Senator wa Vermont Jane Kitchell. 

Mugawo la masana, inali nthawi yoti anthu afotokoze nkhani zawo. Kuchokera kudera lonselo, anthu omwe amakhala ndi zovuta zowopsa zamaganizidwe nthawi zina adagawana zomwe zidawachitikira. Anthu ngati Marie Lennon, yemwe wakhala m'dongosolo la thanzi la maganizo kuyambira ali ndi zaka 23. Ali ndi PTSD atasiya mwamuna "wankhanza kwambiri" yemwe adawonetsa kubwezera ndi mfuti pakhomo la amayi ake, kumene adathawira. Anthu onga Louis Gaudette, amene ankaganiza kuti mowa ndiyo njira yokhayo imene angatulutsire mkwiyo, koma tsopano akuchira ndi kuthandiza anthu ena kukonzanso miyoyo yawo. Ndipo anthu ngati Alexis Kyriak, yemwe ali ndi schizophrenia. Anakhala zaka 20 m'chipatala cha amisala asanatulutsidwe m'ma 1970. Tsopano akupanga zojambula zokongola ndipo amapeza tanthauzo kudzera m'mawu opangira komanso kugawana nkhani yake. 

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