Sources consulted follow this article. Friends Susan Smalley and Stacie Madison were last seen near the end of Spring Break March 19, 1988. They were students at Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, TX: Stacie a senior, Susan a junior. They were never seen again after that night. No bodies ever found, no suspects ever… Read More Justice denied and mystery remains for 35 years.
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