Tuesday, 29 October 2013

VIDEO: WATCH ME! Social Media, Mental Health, and Bullying

I'm still baffled about this: I was invited to give a presentation in Brantford about social media and bullying as well as mental health. I had been working on this presentation for many days, and it took me hours to prepare the presentation.

This topic is important to me because, if you remember, I was bullied about a year ago online. It was an honour to be able to share my experience with others and help professionals and the community understand what they can do intervene.

Today - on October 23, 2013 - I delivered the presentation to a group of teachers, parents, healthcare professionals, police officers, firefighters, Members of Parliament, and more. It was a wonderful experience and I really enjoyed it. And now, for the FIRST TIME EVER, I have recorded it for all of you to watch! It will be the first time most of you have ever seen me, so I hope I don't disappoint you! Please take the time to watch me present - I spent a lot of time preparing for it! Remember to comment and tell me what you think about my presentation and to share this with others!

Thanks for everyone's love, support, and kindness! I wouldn't be here if it were not for all the support and love of everyone in my life and on this blog. God bless all of you, and I pray that He continues to strengthen each of you (and me!).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTsR3cRtLQk (Also, in the middle, the other speaker, Sarah, talks a bit, but don't stop watching because I come back after to finish the presentation - make sure you watch the entire thing! It is long but in my opinion, worth it!)

Now, enough of me babbling on and on...watch my presentation! And please do not forget to share it on your email, text messages, Facebook. Twitter, or whatever you use - we want this message and video to go viral! Help spread the word about social media, mental health, and bullying!

62 comments:

  1. Oh my Goodness'
    How beautiful you are Marina

    Clorado

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  2. I watched it all and to be honest I was looking for any single glitch to poke you but here you go.
    You did it girl
    J H

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  3. You are so confident and spontaneous .
    This makes you for intriguing public speaker.
    Can you join me in politics and give up nursing !!!


    Well done Marina

    jack

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  4. You were very steady ,relaxed and very confident.
    You have a great sense of humor !!

    Hend

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  5. First time to see the beauty and to feel how confident are you as a public figure.

    Sally

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  6. Lots of info about our strange world and how people gave up their humanity to behave like snakes biting innocents

    Jenn

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  7. How on earth can do that bullying to you. This person must be so jealous and blind minded to do that.
    Finally you are a winner.

    Shishgeri

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  8. I heard about bulleying but I never expect can go that far.
    I am happy that you were able to handle this in excellent way and you got the best outcome .
    Thanks for advocating for the cause.
    You know I hear from my clients several stories but now cyber bullying is the worst.

    Your presentation was informative ,thorough .You were very beautiful, articulate and confident.
    I wish I was there to greet and thank you.

    Kelly W

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  9. I am glad you made this accessible to any one interested .I did watch it and saved on my favourite and I will share it.
    Thank you
    Excellent presentation well received by audience who were interactive with you at all levels .


    Sandra D

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  10. You look very beauty and very professional.
    I watch you over and over

    Zak

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  11. You looked very cute
    People loved your jokes!!!
    I am very sorry that bullying affected you.
    I am so happy that you are very well and very pleased to see .
    I will watch this with my daughter and save it for many others to watch and raise awareness.

    JP
    A very thankful mother

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  12. Marina you have very beautiful face and very musical voice .
    WOW
    Every body was actively listening.

    Marisa

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  13. I took my hat off for you after I watched just 30minutes

    Cindrella

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  14. It is really a shame that the bully is a Mac student
    Sorry that you had to go through all this while you are pushing your way to good life after recovery.
    I am glad that none of that hassle stopped you from going after your goals .

    Shady

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  15. You were fantastic.
    I made a CD and I saved it .
    Of course I will share

    Horta

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  16. You were very attractive and convincing

    Gangji

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  17. Mac student was the bully?? and may be nursing student ??
    Are you killing me ??
    How on earth this can be a student .How can she or he graduate and be a public servant.
    I am also disappointed of McMasters not taking drastic action to investigate and find out who did it and can refer for disciplinary action against that terrible student.

    Diana

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  18. You were very cute ,firm and confident

    Alfonso

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  19. You are so beautiful

    Hernandez

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  20. the person who did this was likely a devil worshiping Satanist
    Steve

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  21. you can do all things through Chris
    Dave

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  22. You handled a very tough situation in a very professional responsible way. You did not stay silent and you did not overreact.
    Good job

    Maritza

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  23. Excellent presentation

    Carmen

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  24. You were very beautiful and have a great sense of humor.
    I laughed a lot at your funny jokes.

    Kiara

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  25. Thank you for raising the awareness .I do have personal experience with similar situation albeit very minor.

    Mehta

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  26. I admire you for being very articulate ,convincing and professional

    Giovani

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  27. I appreciate all your effort. I was bullied when I was young and I do have fried who suffered worse than me .
    I am glad you did all what you supposed to do and all ended safely

    Barahona

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  28. You were very calm, cute and up to the point!!

    Magaly

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  29. Marina
    This is wonderful
    I can tell you how many times myself ,families and friends have experienced some sort of bullying.
    I hurt and not fair.
    Thank you for doing your part to highlight the big problem.
    You dealt with it very responsibly and professionally and logically. You did not stay silent as others do.
    You were confident and knowledgeable.
    Audiences loved your presentation and your jokes.

    With my humble respect

    Mohammad

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  30. Carlos is amazed with how beautiful and talented you are

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  31. I am very pleased to see your beautiful face and strong voice. I am very amazed with your sense of humor and your talent and intelligence.

    Sam Ibrahim
    Burnhamthorpe ,Mississauga

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  32. The good new is you were fantastic

    Kapoor

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  33. I am very proud of you.
    You stood up not only on behalf of your self but for many others facing this kind of abuse every day

    Hamza

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  34. WOW
    You were very confident
    You are a pro

    Gerry

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  35. You are very beauty and articulate

    S K

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  36. You are so beautiful

    Myra

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  37. I like the way you handled this

    Constance

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  38. You were very beautiful, smart and well dressed.

    Madiha

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  39. You have angle like face and you were well dressed up.

    Ivanka

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  40. I loved your dress and your hair.
    Please brush every day even if you are very busy
    You are very beautiful

    Jasmeet

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  41. I could not take my eyes off you .
    You were spontaneous,articulate and confident.
    The bully meant it worse but all turn out to be good for you
    Thank God

    Juliana

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  42. I like your smile and your self confidence

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  43. Lots of knowledge and info you gave us about this serious matter are very helpful for all of us to stand and confront the bully.
    At least part of my ED is attrobuted to being bullied when I was a teenager.
    Marina I am a aperson appreciate you time and effort despite your busy life to raise the awareness about bullying and help others with ED and mental health

    Regards

    Recovered ED victim for almost 7 years

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  44. Excellent presentaion Marina
    Way to go

    Azadi

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  45. Very helpful presentation to help us understand how this could be handled in a good way.
    I take my hat off for you.
    I liked your jokes also

    Kadri

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  46. Good work Marina.I will watch more and more .

    Zak

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  47. I like you attitude and being yourself and spontanously delivered your presentaion as an expert lecturer.

    Jeff

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  48. Keep up the excellent job

    Raja

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  49. You are so beautiful Marina.
    Keep your smile and sense of humor please.

    Cindrella

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  50. Hey Marina
    This is wonderful presentaion that will create awareness and tips on how to handle.

    Pierrette

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  51. You were well dressed ,mature and professional

    Shanhinaz

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  52. I have been watching again and again as I was very pleased to watch you talking .
    I have never seen your face despite We have been friends and you have been supporting me through this wonderful blog.
    You are soooo beautiful

    Nanaraj

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  53. You are so beautiful.
    I like your dress and your smile .
    I will for sure pass it on to others
    Thank you for having this availble for many who can watch

    Anastashia

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  54. Your smile was adorable.
    I enjoyed your talk. Pleased to see you beauty

    Lilian

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  55. Well done Marina
    I liked your shoes also !!!

    Sasha

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  56. To be honest with you I was only focusing on your face and smile more than what you were saying. I was amazed with how confident and calm were you.
    Well done .
    I did make me happy to see your face

    Sorina

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  57. As an RN like you ,I admire you for tackling tough issue like this ,many HCPs do not like to address it.
    I agree you are very beautiful .

    CJ

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  58. Marina
    I loved this presentation and I have been very happy since I saw your face.
    You helped me out and I will not forget this and I will keep this video for record and memory.
    I disagree with Sara ":what bio for a 20 years old"
    In fact you have a bio more unique that 70 years old .Your altruism and welling' to share your experiences to benefit others is a unique bio for Marina

    Anne

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  59. Media and technology can cause as much harm as help.
    Or may be the bully misuse the media to harm others .
    I think the bully is sick and needs to be treated or punished.

    Yara

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  60. Yahooooo
    I do not know that you are so pretty.
    See the benefit of complete recovery ,now you are a public speaker .
    Way to go

    Mary
    Mississauga

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  61. Thank you everyone! I am so happy you all liked it. And thank you for the support and love you show. God bless all of you!

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  62. great stuff girl! ur obviously strong to overcome such pain. and u know wat there will always b sm1 like that silly billy bully who thinks they can bring u down but don listen to them cuz they don kno nothin k. they should keep their nose in them books and study instead of botherin u

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