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Daria_S 09-26-2015 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Tiaras (Post 1823797)
I like how Kate focuses on kids mental health because as a child as we can all remember no one really cared, our mental health wasnt really supposed to be focused on, because kids cannot be 'depressed' or 'mentally ill'. I remember once visiting my counselor at school [just to talk about careers] and her advice was 'all you have to do is eat sleep and study, you dont have to worry about what your parents worry about at this age, so whats the problem?!!:eek: '. I will never forget that, thankfully I continued on, on my own, but it put me off any therapists/psychologists forever, lol. I still wouldn't visit one because I am of the opinion they arent really helpful. :ermm:

The people who have serious conditions which affect their daily lives, depression, suicidal tendencies, anxiety, addiction in this case, etc should seek help and the help should be there when they seek it out.


OMG that's just sad, was this in the DM article, I missed it. This is what we should focus on from her visit.

Excellent points. As a child, I remember being told similar things, not just by therapists, but by my family as well. To this day, my grandmother thinks that if you try hard enough, you can pull yourself out of depression. If only it were that easy! As if I'm being sad, and anxious on purpose :bang:. Catherine is doing great service to the children who are dealing with difficult situations, because more often than not, the adults that are supposed to be supportive are not aware of just how heavily children are impacted by drug use, parental arguments, financial hardships, etc.



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soapstar 09-26-2015 03:49 PM

A new tweet from KP:

‏@KensingtonRoyal: We look forward to rest of The Duchess's Autumn programme, focusing on early intervention, mental health, and addiction.

XeniaCasaraghi 09-26-2015 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Curryong (Post 1823740)
Anne has visited prisons for some time though not with great publicity. In February she was at Bridgend prison in the UK on behalf of a programme to prevent young prisoners from reoffending.
Charles visited Leeds prison a few days ago as he has a charity, Mosaic, that does the same thing. Little publicity again.
I am glad Kate went to see the formerly addicted prisoners at the women's prison, I truly am, but don't let's pretend that this is cutting edge stuff when other members of the BRF and probably other members of other royal houses do the same sort of thing without huge amounts of press.

I am very glad to hear about other royals taking an interest in prisoners. Just recently I saw that President Obama went to visit prisoners as well. I aplaid all those who have a voice no mattet how small for putting focus on the pruson systems.
I am more sympathetic to criminals than I am to addicts; someone once said we are all one mistake away from going to prison.

Isabella 09-26-2015 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by XeniaCasaraghi (Post 1823938)
I am very glad to hear about other royals taking an interest in prisoners. Just recently I saw that President Obama went to visit prisoners as well. I aplaid all those who have a voice no mattet how small for putting focus on the pruson systems.
I am more sympathetic to criminals than I am to addicts; someone once said we are all one mistake away from going to prison.

Yeah, I saw the coverage of Obama's prison visit a few days ago, and now Kate - not that they're the first high-profile people to visit prisoners by any means, but coincidental that it's something that's received an additional amount of coverage in the past week or so. Am certainly glad to see that attention is being paid to the the difficulties prisoners face.

I would also add that a lot of criminals are addicts. And, personally, I think the that saying "we're all one mistake away from . . ." can apply to becoming an addict just as much as it can apply to going to prison. I think education on both issues is important.

ladongas 09-26-2015 07:07 PM

And in many cases, addicts are hurting no one but themselves and those who love them. Criminals- by the time they're caught and convicted- may have hurt many,many, people. And of course, some addicts do commit crimes to feed their addiction.

I'm trying to figure out which criminals are more worthy of pity than are addicts.

Some towns are moving toward taking addicts to treatment rather than to jail.

Osipi 09-26-2015 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by ladongas (Post 1823979)
And in many cases, addicts are hurting no one but themselves and those who love them. Criminals- by the time they're caught and convicted- may have hurt many,many, people. And of course, some addicts do commit crimes to feed their addiction.

I'm trying to figure out which criminals are more worthy of pity than are addicts.

Some towns are moving toward taking addicts to treatment rather than to jail.

No matter what the reason be it addiction, committing a crime that requires incarceration or even the 1st DUI with a sentence of going to rehab, the most important factor here I think is to remember that no matter what, these people are still very much human beings and as long as there is life, there is hope. Supporting and loving someone until they can learn to love themselves works wonders.

ladongas 09-26-2015 09:46 PM

Amen...
 
:previous:
And bless those poor souls and those who love them and try to help them.

Tiggersk8 09-27-2015 12:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Tiaras (Post 1823797)
I like how Kate focuses on kids mental health because as a child as we can all remember no one really cared, our mental health wasnt really supposed to be focused on, because kids cannot be 'depressed' or 'mentally ill'. I remember once visiting my counselor at school [just to talk about careers] and her advice was 'all you have to do is eat sleep and study, you dont have to worry about what your parents worry about at this age, so whats the problem?!!:eek: '. I will never forget that, thankfully I continued on, on my own, but it put me off any therapists/psychologists forever, lol. I still wouldn't visit one because I am of the opinion they arent really helpful. :ermm:

The people who have serious conditions which affect their daily lives, depression, suicidal tendencies, anxiety, addiction in this case, etc should seek help and the help should be there when they seek it out.


OMG that's just sad, was this in the DM article, I missed it. This is what we should focus on from her visit.


The Telegraph I think. I can't access the DM on the iPad anymore for some reason.


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Rudolph 10-13-2015 12:36 PM

Roya Nikkhah ‏@RoyaNikkhah
The Duchess of Cambridge will see @ChanceUK early intervention child mentoring programme at an Islington Town Hall event on October 27

Chance UK @ChanceUK
Such an exciting day for us all here at CUK #DuchessofCambridge has announced a visit 27/10 @IslingtonBC
News & media - Chance UK

Daria_S 10-13-2015 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Rudolph (Post 1828874)
Roya Nikkhah ‏@RoyaNikkhah

The Duchess of Cambridge will see @ChanceUK early intervention child mentoring programme at an Islington Town Hall event on October 27



Chance UK @ChanceUK

Such an exciting day for us all here at CUK #DuchessofCambridge has announced a visit 27/10 @IslingtonBC

News & media - Chance UK

Saw this in my fb page, and can't wait to see the pictures, and videos. Catherine is amazing when it comes to interacting with children.



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Rudolph 10-27-2015 11:07 AM

Live: Kate Middleton set to meet kids and parents in north London children's charity visit - Mirror Online

Duke of Marmalade 10-27-2015 11:52 AM

Thrifty Kate strikes again! Duchess of Cambridge shows no signs of her late night as she stuns in a recycled Orla Kiely dress onvisit to a child mentoring programme | Daily Mail Online

Rudolph 10-27-2015 12:16 PM

Great charities Kate is visiting today

Home - Chance UK

TwentyTwenty Bright futures for young people

polyesco 10-27-2015 12:27 PM

Great that she is visiting her charities. Good job Kate.

roseroyal 10-27-2015 01:23 PM

Love these pictures. I have no words. Kate is her best with children- love to see her listening with her heart.
Has she visited 20/20 yet?

Rudolph 10-27-2015 01:41 PM

Victoria Murphy ‏@QueenVicMirror 3 mins3 minutes ago
Kate revealed today she took Prince George to the Natural History Museum but he was more interested in a pigeon outside!

Skippyboo 10-27-2015 01:49 PM

That's hysterical. I was at the Detroit Zoo couple of years ago and there were lots of little school kids there at the same time. They were more interested in the chipmunks and squirrels running around the zoo instead of the animals in the exhibits.


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hernameispekka 10-27-2015 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Rudolph (Post 1833645)
Victoria Murphy ‏@QueenVicMirror 3 mins3 minutes ago
Kate revealed today she took Prince George to the Natural History Museum but he was more interested in a pigeon outside!

Hhaha, that's amazing! And so relatable!

Daria_S 10-27-2015 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Rudolph (Post 1833645)
Victoria Murphy ‏@QueenVicMirror 3 mins3 minutes ago
Kate revealed today she took Prince George to the Natural History Museum but he was more interested in a pigeon outside!

That's hilarious! My school went on a field trip to the Bronx Zoo, and the kids were more interested in leaves, and benches than animals. A few got excited when they could actually pet, or feed some sheep, but otherwise mostly indifferent. I suggested that going to Central Park may be better. Lots of leaves to pick up, and opportunities for a picnic on the grass, out of the wheelchairs.


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Osipi 10-27-2015 04:14 PM

Sometimes I have to think that kids get it right. Its the simple things in life that are just as fun to explore and just as educational than things that cost a lot of green dollars. Pigeons are just as fascinating as dinosaurs and a squirrel in its natural habitat is as much fun to watch as the monkeys at the zoo. Of course, penguins at the zoo are a must. Its not easy to see them in their natural habitat.

We really should be like little kids again more often. Think I'm going to go get me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a cold glass of milk. :bounce:


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