Patrisse Cullors On the Criminalization of Mental Illness

Black Lives Matter's Patrisse Cullors has a serious and poignant point. Normally, I disagree with some of the content Mic allows to be published on their website. However, every-now-and-again, I happen across an article on my social media news feed that gives me a different perspective. Greater insight. More understanding with what social issues we are facing … Continue reading Patrisse Cullors On the Criminalization of Mental Illness

Sometimes, you just need to rest

The past few days (except for today) reminded me of how important rest is to the human mind, body and soul. Since Sunday, I have experienced emotional, mental, and spiritual exhaustion because of an event that had occurred. Normally, I spend either Saturday or Sunday as a day of rest in order to prepare myself … Continue reading Sometimes, you just need to rest

Problems with preventing homelessness and substance use disorders

Right opinions matter The Marysville Globe published an opinion regarding the social epidemic of homelessness and substance use disorder. According to this piece, "A better route would be to stop the problem before it even starts." It seems quite simple. Find solutions that may work to curtail potential increase in our homeless population. Work toward … Continue reading Problems with preventing homelessness and substance use disorders

Employment may not be a solution to the homeless crisis in America

The New York Times writer, Matthew Desmond, writes a social commentary on the nature of the homeless crisis in American Society today. His focus is on the nature of how American's perceive employment as a solution toward decreasing homelessness. An excerpt follows from his article. To read the full commentary: Americans Want to Believe Jobs … Continue reading Employment may not be a solution to the homeless crisis in America

Shelters Reach Capacity In Cold Weather As Homeless Population Rises : NPR

Homeless shelters across the country are being strained by frigid weather and a population of people who are homeless that is up for the first time since 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Despite "code blue" policies that are designed to bring more homeless people inside during freezing temperatures, shelters … Continue reading Shelters Reach Capacity In Cold Weather As Homeless Population Rises : NPR

Seattle’s Homelessness and poverty is part of a National Trend and Tragedy

People want to blame President Trump and his new tax plan. The reality is that while America is the most wealthiest nation, Congress (both Democrats and Republicans) have failed the American people. What follows is an excerpt from Kiro News.  American poverty Alston does not place American poverty on the current president. Rather, he points … Continue reading Seattle’s Homelessness and poverty is part of a National Trend and Tragedy

If You’ve Never Lived In Poverty, Stop Telling Poor People What To Do

This article was published by Hanna Brooks Olsen. It is important to understand that those who have not experienced poverty, ought to consider the feedback and advice they are about to give. She articulates her insights with her own personal experience and journey. Well-meaning people who have never been poor are convinced that they know … Continue reading If You’ve Never Lived In Poverty, Stop Telling Poor People What To Do