Did I mention in my last blog it’s an election year? While all of our so-called leaders argue about virus treatment and blame each other for all the problems in our country, it appears Americans are about to send one very clear message to them. GET SERIOUS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS AND ADDICTION! It’s not only … Continue reading How important is mental illness and addiction to Americans?
Well, you can tell it’s an election year. There is a deadly virus going around the world right now. It has affected multiple countries and is spreading. People in the United States are very concerned and want reassurance from their leaders that everything is being done to combat this sickness. When I put on the … Continue reading Is it hard to get the straight info on Coronavirus
Snapchat just started a service where if a user types in certain words (depression, suicide, PTSD, they get directed to services and videos that may help someone in distress. The thought behind this is 1) more younger people use snapchat and might seek help there and 2) the videos vanish after 24 hours so privacy … Continue reading Are social media apps the answer for mental illness?
Ok I heard that a political party is to blame for increased suicides. To put this in the realm of this epidemic into the garbage of politics is insulting to victims and their loved ones. While the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working on the ‘coronavirus’ emergency, they also released the latest … Continue reading Child and teen suicide is the real health emergency from the CDC.
When I was in school, a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, it was common to have hearing test every year given by the school nurse. So what’s one more test, right? Many parents say ‘not my child’? This stems from a proposed bill in Utah. If passed, students,with parent permission, would … Continue reading Would you let your child get screened for mental health issues at school?
I have been writing of late about the lack of mental health personnel to help so many in dire need. Professionals from teachers to pediatricians are getting trained on how to spot young people with potential problems and help get them assistance. I have listed a plethora of statistics about mental health and suicide in … Continue reading Is QPR the strategy to help those on the edge of suicide?
By now, we have heard about the guy who went into a Rabbi’s house in New York and attacked five persons with a ‘large knife’ (guess machete is a no-no word). Those closest to him say he has mental illnesses and was off his meds when he committed those acts of violence. There is also … Continue reading They’re mentally ill, really??
I type a lot for this blog. Today, I will let the pictures do the talking. This is from the big holiday party for children that are homeless and in extreme poverty. A lot of different expressions in the pictures and videos below. Hoping for better days for these children in 2020. Have a happy … Continue reading How children see hope through sadness during the holidays
Darkness can be terrifying. Waiting in the dark for a symbol of light can seem like it takes forever. It makes hours seem like days. It makes days seem like weeks. I called for a taxi after and a few minutes later it cancelled for no apparent reason? The sun begins to set. I called … Continue reading Darkness is a feeling beyond fear.
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