Tag Archives: Mental Health

The Avian Approach To Salvation (#poem)

Writers often wax poetic over birds Soaring, gliding, touching the sun, Portending trouble, and eating their weight daily. I’m more interested, though, In the birds that appear to suddenly fall From the sky without plan or purpose. On a few … Continue reading

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Straddling me, you shake your hair, grin, and gaze down. “What do you really want me to do?” you say. I really want you to become a fortress. I want you to be the wall against the hordes. I want … Continue reading

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You shouldn’t have to go to jail for mental health treatment

Last week I tweeted a link to a Texas Observer article by Emily DePrang about sexual assaults in Harris County jails. DePrang had written about two Bureau of Justice Statistics studies that showed the Harris County Jail on Baker Street … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Caring and Seasonal Depression

I don’t know if it is the changes in the weather, the length of the days, or what, but we sometimes find the world slipping away from us. As we reach, objects, people, and activities seem to continuously recede into … Continue reading

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