Friday, July 26, 2013

People In Your Neighborhood

take a seat and read!

Writing Advice from George Saunders and Cheryl Strayed 

The Problem With How We Treat Bipolar Disorder- this was a fascinating account of one woman's descent into severe bipolar, and her commentary on what is missing from modern treatment.

Powerful and unsettling, this essay left me with uncertainties and questions. You Are No Longer A Father To Me

This powerful study shows that poverty is more powerful than being born drug addicted in predicting the future of a child. This matters to me because I think it is vital we continue to support and expand programs to intercede on behalf of children living in poverty, for food, health (both physical and emotional) and education.

This article points to the ways that we fail and need to better intervene for children in difficult circumstance in school settings. The School To Prison Pipeline

Last and best! My friend Carrie Brown is an amazing single mother who has worked with autistic children for the last however many years. If you remember, I wrote a while back that she had shockingly been diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer.  She was only 42. She has been through hell and back, a few times over. I have heard and seen images of just the tip of what she's been through, and it is a testament to her spirit that she is still here, still mothering her son. She still also has occasional hospitalizations for painful and scary complications, and she still has bills bills bills. If you can help, at all, she is struggling mightily. Here is where to donate. Thank you.

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