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I don’t like to get political with my posts.  It is more important for me to represent a more empathetic and supportive viewpoint.

However, in the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre, and yet more political posturing about gun control and constitutional rights to bear arms, I have yet to hear about improved mental healthcare access.   Please add this topic to the crisis responses and discussions.

Millions of people have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.  Terror attacks have taken place (and continue to do so) around the world using guns, cars, trucks, knives, and other implements…at concerts, on streets, at schools.  Men, women, and children of all ages are impacted.

The aftermath of such violent, horrific, and unstable events, leaves a trail of wounds and scars.  In the US, insurance coverage parity is lacking between mental and physical health care. To the millions struck with Trauma, Panic Attacks and Anxiety, Grief, Depression, and PTSD in light of recent disasters, they are one and the same.

Many people that I have met do not seek mental health therapies because they cannot afford the out-of-pocket expenses.  Provide reduced rates for subsidized or free therapy; add affordable and easily accessible mental health care providers to urgent care centers.  Lobby insurance providers and our politicians.  Resources and coping skills are critically stretched to the breaking point.

The ramifications of these traumatic past few weeks have yet to be fully felt, but “echoes” will continue for a long time.   Let’s stop making it an issue that is “someone else’s problem.”  What proactive steps can be taken to lay the groundwork?  Can we create healthy environments that care for all  of peoples’ needs before it’s too late?

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Take Action on Advocacy Issues.  Donate to a Mental Health Charity.

http://www.nami.org

 

 

 

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dorothy parker_if love is blind

 

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ray of light dungeon door

The gratitude of seeing the miraculous, a glimmer of light, in the darkness that has paralyzed mind and soul…..

Holding my breath before it turns away

A silent fervent prayer that the healing continues for the heart and spirit

and that the medication continues to work.

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Loving yourself, or someone else, with depression breaks your heart.  Keep going.  Sending you prayers for healing, strength, and glimmers of light in the darkness.

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dorothy parker_obituary

Witty writers leave a lasting legacy. One of the most influential, and sadly, not always recognized as the source for many witticisms still in use, is Dorothy Parker.

Born in 1898, she had a childhood full of conflict and sad circumstances. Her mother died just before her fifth birthday, her difficult stepmother passed three years later, and her father died just before her twentieth birthday.

Through her pain and deep sources of internal conflict, she went on to become a bright literary light. She became an editor to Vogue Magazine, on the board at The New Yorker magazine and founding member, a Hollywood screenwriter, and prolific poet and published author.

She was a vocal advocate for civil rights and against Nazism. At one point she called herself a Communist which caused her to be blacklisted by the Hollywood establishment in the McCarthy era of the 1950’s.

She was married three times; twice to the same man. Dorothy Parker had very traumatic and conflicted love stories, many affairs, and attempted suicide three times.

Raised in New York, she returned to Manhattan and died at her residence in 1967.

For a further detail of her accomplishments, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Parker

Enjoy some of her many witty and sarcastic quotes. I love that she uses sparkling use of the English language, twists of truth, and black humor.

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