De-escalating folks when psychotic or potentially violent

I have a few stories I've written about within the context of other posts of times I've deescalated people who might have otherwise become violent. I'm sharing them here just so that people can see what is possible and why I know that we can do much better than we do in many circumstances where people end up being re-traumatized unnecessarily. People are afraid when they act out this way. Meeting them with fear and violence will often backfire. Finding a way to connect is instead healing, for everyone involved. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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