Today there are a lot of youths that's following the path of crime thinking to themselves it's cool or it's the in thing or it's an easy way to make quick money.
Most of the kids that end up in a life of crime have grown up without their parent's guidance or don't have their fathers or any positive male role model in their lives.
It's easy for your child to be misled by anyone these days, that's why we
should pay close attention to who they are spending their time with.
Living a life of crime doesn't mean that you're robbing banks, GTA, or murdering. It can be as simple as lying for financial gain, shoplifting even breaking rules.
Don't believe that whatever you have done was just a little thing and it's no big deal, it's still a crime no matter how small, and you will have to pay the penalty for breaking the law.
The next thing I want to talk about is people that have been affected by crime, people who suffered drastically by the hands of those that break the law.
There are many people living with a disability because they were victims of a criminal act, and they are finding it hard to cope, they have not even been able to talk to someone about what they are going through or how to cope with their unexpected change in their lives.
When I was shot back in 2005 I struggled with depression, anxiety and the physical challenges that came along with my injury, I preferred to hide away from society and live a reclusive life.
I didn't realize that I was doing more harm to myself than good, by avoiding people I started to become a bit paranoid pushing everyone away who wanted to help me.
When someone's life is drastically changed due to a criminal act they suffer from trauma.
Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel the full range of emotions and experiences.
So it's very important to talk to someone especially when you feeling lost and struggling with yourself.
I know that there are a lot of people out there that don't know who or where to turn to for guidance and assistance, I have been in that same position once and I know exactly what it's like.
That's why I am offering free counselling and advice to anyone who has sustained their injuries due to criminal acts.
Counselling sessions consist of Mental Preparation, Motivational Sessions.
I am not a professional or a licensed therapist. My advice is given from my very own life experiences and life challenges I endured over the years, which helped me cope.
My mission is to provide guidance and support to anyone who is a survivor of criminal acts of violence. You are not alone