Walmart and the American Way

After yet more mass shootings recently, including one that took place inside a Walmart, the iconic American superstore announced it was no longer selling certain types of ammunition, would stop selling handguns in the final few stores that did so, and asked that customers not openly carry their guns in Walmart. Outspoken gun advocates denounced […]

The Darkest Tale and the Red Herring: Guns and Mental Illness

I am heartbroken. I am angry. And I am sure I am not the only one.  I am heartbroken because this weekend, America witnessed the true horror of not one, but two mass shootings. These nightmares, and our nation’s epidemic of gun violence, truly are the darkest tales of this nation.  I am angry because […]

Can Mental Health Get A Minute Before Time Is Up? 

Over the last two nights, twenty of the Democrats running for president held their second debate. Now, I don’t care who you are supporting. I don’t care if you’ll be voting for Trump in 2020 or one of the many faces we saw over the course of the last two nights. I don’t care because […]

My 10 Year Mental Health Challenge

So, if you’ve gone on social media recently you’ve probably seen people posting pictures of themselves 10 years ago and now. And even though there is nothing remotely challenging about that, they are calling it the 10 year challenge. Because apparently everything that goes viral has to be a challenge. But it led me to […]

The Smoking Gun and the Red Herring that is Mental Illness

This week, as with so many other weeks, this nation witnessed a community in grief, torn apart by senseless gun violence. The scenario, so familiar to so many of us, brought grief that those mourning the losses couldn’t even imagine. The responses too, were all too familiar. Calls for better gun control laws on one […]