Safety Positive: Unveiling Personal Safety Needs of the Blind
Blindsight - Episode on Mental Health, Personal Safety & Sexual Abuse
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In this episode of Blindsight, Bill Lundgren and Amy Wilson discuss the importance of mental health, personal safety, and confronting the dire issue of sexual abuse within the blind community. Amy recounts her personal journey towards self-advocacy and empowerment, discussing her non-profit organization, Safety Positive Foundation. Their main goal is to address gaps in personal safety training for the blind community, offering a variety of tools and resources beyond martial arts training. Amy unveils their upcoming offering, a safety positive guide, a subscription guide providing 24/7 access to personal safety training and resources. Despite her painful experience, Amy pushes for a proactive, choice-driven approach to personal safety, with the ultimate tool being one's own mind. Viewer discretion advised due to the discussion of sexual abuse.
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00:02 Introduction and Welcome
00:58 Important Announcements and Updates
02:49 Introducing Guest: Amy Wilson
03:37 Amy's Journey and the Birth of Safety Positive Foundation
07:48 Experiences with Abuse
17:40 The Importance of Self-Advocacy and Assertive Communication
19:26 The Reality of Abuse in the Blind Community
30:52 The Role of Mindset in Personal Safety
34:00 Safety Positive's Training Programs and Offerings
40:49 Contact Information and Closing Remarks
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