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?

A lot of children are about to feel lousy, but parents and teachers may feel worse

Yes, it that time of year alright. The Center for Disease Control says this is one of the earliest flu seasons in record. Teachers and parents hear all the wheezing, sniffing and sneezing and aching.. Students, at school, are constantly asking to go to the nurse, feeling stuffed up, feverish and all around awful. Nurses…… Continue reading A lot of children are about to feel lousy, but parents and teachers may feel worse

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.

When did going to the bathroom become big brother?

As a former teacher, I get it that kids need to relive themselves just like us adults. The main rule was when you left the room, you signed out on a paper with the time departed, destination and when you came back you signed back in. I did review the list with colleagues and was…… Continue reading When did going to the bathroom become big brother?