Why now I decided to start a journey into spirituality and God

This weekend, I tried something new. I went to my local temple. I have not gone to any kind of organized spirituality in over 30 years. Part of this was my severe discomfort of social gatherings. I handled this by arriving late and sitting in the back to not draw attention. If I felt that…… Continue reading Why now I decided to start a journey into spirituality and God

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?

What is being done to stop gossip in the workplace about your mental health?

Let’s face facts – Gossip sucks I endured it online on Tuesday and sent an email to YouTube and a video was removed that violated my privacy.. Now let’s say you confide about an anxiety or depression ailment or are bi-polar and it is affecting your work.  Depending on whom you confide in, things can…… Continue reading What is being done to stop gossip in the workplace about your mental health?

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?

How many more children must die while a blind eye is turned to kids’ mental health?

Another boy was in pain His father was abusive and arrested for it. He was quiet and by himself according to reports On his birthday, he snapped, and now two students are dead. (May they rest in peace and condolences to their families and friends) He shot himself in the head and is gone. It…… Continue reading How many more children must die while a blind eye is turned to kids’ mental health?

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.