Suicide is not selfish, nor is mental illness an addiction. Mental illness is not an addiction. An alcoholic can get treatment and abstain from alcohol, as difficult as it is. A drug user can do the same. Someone with mental illness can get treatment but cannot abstain from mental illness or its triggers. There is… Read More In the aftermath of more celebrity suicides
School Shootings and More Published with permission. Here is what my friend and former colleague, Elizabeth Hasselgren, shared May 2018. She is a teacher and mother of teen girls. Crushing. I spend no less than 8 hours a day, 180 days of the year, in a high school classroom surrounded by teenagers wherever I turn.… Read More Ramblings on the Whole Shebang
Are You Brave Enough to Stand Up for Them? In the aftermath of yet another senseless school shooting, the masses cry out. Not only is gun control one of the first discussion points, so is mental illness. Because, you know, (inject sarcasm) that’s the single most comprehensible explanation for anyone to commit such an atrocity! I have bipolar,… Read More The Mentally Ill are Taking the Fall for Gun Violence.