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Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:36 pm
by Malcolm
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/g ... 19003.html

I will never be able to read your posts again without supplying your accent....

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:46 pm
by CedarTree
Haha just like I imagined in some ways.

Definitely seems like a cool articulate guy. I can imagine his presence and efforts are helping a lot :) Good on you Grigoris! :anjali:

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:29 pm
by Grigoris
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:36 pm
I will never be able to read your posts again without supplying your accent....
Yeah, me and Crocodile Dundee!

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:30 pm
by Rick
Nice interview-lette, Grigoris, very articulate. And good on you that you're doing this fine and important work. The world needs all the compassion and kindness it can get in these days of growing authoritarianism and violence (gross and subtle).

:thanks: :namaste:

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:43 pm
by Grigoris
Thanks.

That was like the fifth interview I've done in the past month.

Media interest in the issue was sparked by a recent report published by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International, on the mental health issues faced by refugees trapped on the islands of Lesbos and Samos, Greece (a consequence of EU migration policy).

If anybody wants a copy of the report (the data upon which the report is based comes mainly from the work myself and one other psychologist are doing with MSF), they can drop me a private message with their email address and I will send them the pdf.

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:52 pm
by Rick
Grigoris wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:43 pm
Thanks.

That was like the fifth interview I've done in the past month.
I'm imagining you (from your photo/videos) as a talking head on CNN or MSNBC. (Not Fox please!) Could work, but you might need to wear a (dark) jacket and (white) shirt. And all that hair, hmm ... ;-)

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:03 pm
by Johnny Dangerous
Glad you are out there doing what you do man, it was good to see you talk about it. disappointed in your accent though, things will never be the same for me;)

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:30 pm
by Ayu
One of the finest accents I ever heard. Where I live, people's English is a good deal worse.

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:38 pm
by Dan74
Ayu wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:30 pm
One of the finest accents I ever heard. Where I live, people's English is a good deal worse.
Of course it's a fine accent. It was minted in Melbourne, Australia.

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:41 pm
by Losal Samten
Grigoris wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:43 pm
Media interest in the issue was sparked by a recent report published by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International, on the mental health issues faced by refugees trapped on the islands of Lesbos and Samos, Greece (a consequence of EU migration policy).
Primarily pre-existant mental illness, latent and triggered, or newly accrued?

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:42 pm
by Grigoris
Dan74 wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:38 pm
Ayu wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:30 pm
One of the finest accents I ever heard. Where I live, people's English is a good deal worse.
Of course it's a fine accent. It was minted in Melbourne, Australia.
There is a touch of Wellington, New Zealand in there too.

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:46 pm
by Grigoris
Losal Samten wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:41 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:43 pm
Media interest in the issue was sparked by a recent report published by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International, on the mental health issues faced by refugees trapped on the islands of Lesbos and Samos, Greece (a consequence of EU migration policy).
Primarily pre-existant mental illness, latent and triggered, or newly accrued?
The mental illness I deal with generally is PTSD from experiences in the countries of origin. There are also many incidences of trauma from experiences during smuggling/travel. Finally these effects are added too (or multiplied) by experiences in the camps themselves.

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:53 pm
by Mantrik
Nicely done. :)

Hard to get key points across briefly.

Like Malcolm, I will also be supplying your accent in future.
Next week I will supply you with an Irish one if you promise to look after it! ;)

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:17 pm
by boda
Grigoris wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:46 pm
Losal Samten wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:41 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:43 pm
Media interest in the issue was sparked by a recent report published by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International, on the mental health issues faced by refugees trapped on the islands of Lesbos and Samos, Greece (a consequence of EU migration policy).
Primarily pre-existant mental illness, latent and triggered, or newly accrued?
The mental illness I deal with generally is PTSD from experiences in the countries of origin. There are also many incidences of trauma from experiences during smuggling/travel. Finally these effects are added too (or multiplied) by experiences in the camps themselves.
Just out of curiosity, how do generally treat PTSD? I’ve heard there are mindfulness based approaches.

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:34 pm
by Malcolm
Grigoris wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:42 pm
Dan74 wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:38 pm
Ayu wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:30 pm
One of the finest accents I ever heard. Where I live, people's English is a good deal worse.
Of course it's a fine accent. It was minted in Melbourne, Australia.
There is a touch of Wellington, New Zealand in there too.

Yeah, I heard the Kiwi more than the Oz.

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:56 pm
by jake
Grigoris wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:29 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:36 pm
I will never be able to read your posts again without supplying your accent....
Yeah, me and Crocodile Dundee!
I don't know, you're more of a Yahoo Serious than a Crocodile Dundee....

Thank you for your good work.

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:58 pm
by Virgo
Kiwi!

Kevi

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:36 pm
by Kim O'Hara
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:36 pm
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/g ... 19003.html

I will never be able to read your posts again without supplying your accent....
Accent? What accent? Sounds absobloodylutely normal to me, mate. :tongue:

And thanks, Greg, for sticking with such a demanding but important job. :bow:

:namaste:
Kim

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:55 pm
by Wayfarer
You're doing great work and a really important service Grigoris, under what must be very difficult circumstances.

:namaste:

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:15 pm
by treehuggingoctopus
Wayfarer wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:55 pm
You're doing great work and a really important service Grigoris, under what must be very difficult circumstances.

:namaste:
:good: