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Old 11-09-2018, 12:07 AM   #11
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It is like our Country has descended into madness. How to get people to calm down and speak with respect; it seems so many people are angry,and I believe video games, tv, media, play into all of this violence. I grew up in the 50's ; what a different world and time that was. I am so sorry at your frustration, and understand it. xo
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:23 AM   #12
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IDIMW, this is so painful to hear!

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Old 11-09-2018, 07:09 AM   #13
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I hate watching the news. Last week it was reported that at the college my daughter graduated from last spring has had term girls trying to get girls to join a religious study group. What they really are trying to recruit for us sea trafficking. While my daughter has graduated she returns A LOT for weeke ss for various for various functions with friends.
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:27 AM   #14
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Thinking of you. Any updates? I hope you and your family and home are safe.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:41 AM   #15
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Psychotherapy will never help anyone in a profound way until we collectively restore our basic humanity. Until then, the mental health system, like every other societal institution, will be just a compliant servant of the big operating machine ruled by the $$$, whose only purpose is to keep the status quo.
A Societal Psychiatry for Survival | Psychology Today

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...mental health deals precisely in changing destructive courses (Basch, 1988). We know individually how to change behavior and to intervene in disorder; developments of the past century in human psychology rival the developments in technology (Leahey, 1997).

Societally, however, we have yet to develop a system for applying that knowledge. The vast populace is left vulnerable to the manipulative use of psychological knowledge for politics or profit (such as through propaganda or advertising), but the psychological professions have no way of using that same knowledge to intervene for the improvement of societal mental health.

Many misconceptions abound, such as that mental health is a purely individual problem and that professionals in this realm are confined to their private offices....
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Old 11-16-2018, 03:18 PM   #16
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I hope you're safe IDIMW. The fires moved so fast.
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