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View Diary: A Reflection on Mental Illness from a Former High School Teacher (140 comments)

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  •  I have no desire to punish anyone. And I agree, (0+ / 0-)

    that our society is addicted to quick fixes and has forgotten how to use long term critical thinking.

    I would like to see marginalized kids and adults get the care they need.

    Many mental health issues go away by the age of 24. Many before that age. But without proper care, those conditions could linger or worsen in some cases. Or worse simply go undetected or unreported.

    I am not talking about kids wearing scarlet letters here. But maybe giving them a professional they can trust, a stable adult they can count on for good advice, because we know many kids don't have that in their parents.

    Then maybe they can limp through what should have been their childhood.

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