This is an opinion piece from the UK, but I think the same could be said for the US, or many other places as well. We simply don’t provide for mental health care the way that we should, and we pay the price.
This is pretty terrible.
“She has admitted that she is prepared to let her attacker go free because she fears going through the same ordeal in the witness box.
She said: “It was horrific to see what this poor woman was put through and, as a result, I’ll never report the man who raped me.
“I was attacked six weeks after that case and it’s because I saw that woman being ripped apart on the stand that I’ll never come forward.
“I couldn’t endure what that woman went through in court. I couldn’t face all the questions she was asked and the judgment that was placed on her.”
Anne Wheaton, yes Wil’s wife, has written an insightful piece about dealing with a loved one’s depression. What I like about it is the honesty she shows in talking about what chemical depression can look like to a spouse. It doesn’t often look like depression, it looks like anger and frustration, etc. Depression symptoms are…
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When Meg was 12, her mother, Annie, found herself unable to look at her. Seeing her daughter made Annie feel unsettled, at times almost angry. At first, she couldn’t figure out why. “And then, Meg turned 13 and suddenly, everything slid into place for me,” Annie says. “I found myself thinking, ‘She’s so tiny. She…
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