Tag: income inequality and social anxiety

A System Built on Fear

Experiences such as pain, turmoil, trauma and grief arenā€™t separate from the personā€”they shape how that person sees the world, how they cope with the world. To separate those experiences from the person, to call them sick, feels barbaric. It feels as if humans are being taught to fear being human.

Optimizing Childrenā€™s Mental Health is a Social Justice Issue

I can spout off the most amazing strategies for optimizing childrenā€™s mental health, such as feeding them real food, making sure they get lots of unstructured playtime in natural spaces, loving them unconditionally, and guiding them to the intersection of their skills and passions. But if a parent doesnā€™t have the financial/emotional/physical/mental means to act on these strategies, it is for naught.