I’ll be keeping an eye on the news about Ivan, and hoping for the best.
That seems to be what they found in Oregon. And according to this article it’s something that more local agencies are trying to identify as well. In Oregon, what they found when they started looking into the rise in the rates of suicide, was that they didn’t really have any more information than that. So…
I was just listening to the latest In The Trenches podcast. It’s normally a techie podcast but today Kevin had a nice interview with David Newberger, who spent quite a bit of time dealing with health issues that the doctor’s couldn’t diagnose. Turns out he was suffering from Conversion Disorder, which is where he developed…
If you can’t read that, or Twitter starts blocking embeds again – at the mention of a pediatric psychiatric hospital Rep. Cox said “You might want to check that place for grooming”.
Yes, the very mention of providing mental health care for children is met with a suggestion that it is a place for grooming. Because, of course, anyone who encourages kids to talk about their mental health is out to groom them for sexual abuse.
This is a dangerous path that we are on.
I’ve been following the story of Barrett Robbins since he was dismissed by the Raiders before the Super Bowl. It appears that he has a history of depression and Bi-poloar Disorder, and somehow had managed to stop taking his medication. The details of the whole thing are murky, (like the details of anyone’s life when…
I cannot imagine the kind of harm we are doing to female survivors when we tell them they have to carry their pregnancy to term. That they remain in a condition where they have no choice. States, including my own, that have or are moving toward enacting complete bans on abortion with no exception for rape and incest victims are ripping the choice of how to move forward away, victimizing these survivors a second time. Forcing their own desires on the bodies of women.
If your religion is willing to force the victim of a violent crime to continue to be violated in this way, you need a better religion. You need a better god, and you absolutely need a better heart. You are not righteous, you are an abuser.