SNAP overhaul not taking lunches from kids and families.. so far.

Back in October, I wrote about the potential for millions of children losing free and reduced school meal privileges. I noted there was an open comment period through November. I wanted to give an update with good news for our kids. A new food stamps/SNAP rule are soon going to be a reality. Good news,…… Continue reading SNAP overhaul not taking lunches from kids and families.. so far.

Why are emergency rooms the new gateway for mental health help?

I hope everyone has a healthy, safe and happy Thanksgiving and same to your loved ones. The holidays can be rough on people who may be on their own or dealing with some issues. I can say there are some great people on Twitter I have gotten to know in the mental health community, and…… Continue reading Why are emergency rooms the new gateway for mental health help?

Is congress about to give hurting veterans the help they deserve?

Last week, the blog focused on how the system has failed our children when it comes to mental health care. This week, let’s look at the other side of the age spectrum. Tuesday, we honored our veterans who gave so much to out nation. The question should really be; are we giving enough back to…… Continue reading Is congress about to give hurting veterans the help they deserve?

Updated: Reality of children’s mental health issues are terrifying with few answers.

This was a very hard piece of writing to do. Lot of hurt thinking of kids that aren’t here that could be had they got the help they needed. Others are going through immense suffering with little or no help available One in three children – all the way through teenage years – are faced…… Continue reading Updated: Reality of children’s mental health issues are terrifying with few answers.

Phoenix, Las Vegas and Austin fighting back against homeless.

Do the homeless have the right to sleep on the streets? Where do their rights end and business owners and the rights of citizens to have safe, clean streets begin? How can this problem be solved when there are not enough places to house them, not enough programs to detox drug addicts and or help…… Continue reading Phoenix, Las Vegas and Austin fighting back against homeless.

Is New York City spiraling down a bad hole?

Do you live in New York or know someone who does? I ask for your opinion on this post in the comments below. I turned in WABC New York channel 7 news – have a app for that called ‘NewsON’. There was a big rally with signs like’ Don’t let those pigs touch us’. This…… Continue reading Is New York City spiraling down a bad hole?

PTSD victim talks mental health help in 1980’s compared to now

Let’s go back to the 1980’s Madonna, Michael Jackson, Hanging out at the food court, Family Ties, Mike Tyson, Back to the Future No Facebook, internet, cell phones, iPhone, iPad, laptops, Mp3 playlists, flat screen TV, facetime, snapchat, Instagram, twitter or any of the technology many could not live without. What else was missing –…… Continue reading PTSD victim talks mental health help in 1980’s compared to now