Amos Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouz, known professionally by his stage name Danny Thomas had a dream…
Danny Thomas was born in 1912, the son of Lebanese immigrants and raised in Toledo Ohio. As the founder of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Danny’s dream came true. Groundbreaking for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital…
A magnificent dream come true, saving children’s lives at zero cost to the families! St Jude Children’s Research Hospital also finding cures and developing therapies that save children’s lives.
At this very moment Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and Congressional Republicans have a nightmare for you… ending Medicaid and taking Healthcare away from over 30 million Americans.
I choose to stand with an American Hero, Danny Thomas! I choose to make the dream come true for all!
Your best friends, Buffalo Tom, Gunther, Iggy & Larry July 21, 2017
The trauma response is instinctive and bypasses reason.
My “behaviors” are symptoms of “trigger” responses to memories
so painful my brain repeatedly banishes them from consciousness.
This means that parts of my psyche are subconsciously locked in moments of fear, pain, and dread.
They are locked in moments of abuse
I felt desperate when I met with my psychiatrist today.
I am overwhelmed by emotional pain and often feel trapped
When I leave my house, I have panic attacks in which I
freeze in traffic.
Yesterday I was nearly hit by a car.
I am constantly in a state of anxiety and the toll on my physical health and my relationships is terrible.
There were very real and commonsense reasons that psychiatry
once offered patients extended hospital stays.
Families are not trained therapists.
If anything, the families of patients need education and support.
I have discussed the idea of intensive case management with
my primary therapist.
I asked my prescribing psychiatrist, whom I see once every three months, for either a consulting psychotherapist experienced in dissociative disorders or an intensive case manager who can train the staff and co-ordinate my treatment when I need a critical intervention.
My psychiatrist told me that there are “financial constraints” and advised me to make the request as a grievance.
Why do I have to do battle to receive the recommended treatment for someone with a verified dissociative disorder?
There are no “real” financial constraints; certainly not in a nation will give the wealthy Dick Cheney a free heart transplant.
If someone wants to use his innate gifts and education to pursue to acquire expensive antiques, that is his right.
But, he doesn’t have the right of exclusive access to healthcare, food,
These are essential to survival.
No one has the right to own the quality of another person’s future.
To use the power of the government to impose destitution by depriving people of basic services is more bestial than slavery.
I think that if you asked, most people would say no to a legal system that places property rights above human rights.
Imagine “nag ware” installed in your mind to remind you of the human condition and your role in changing it.
Imagine a pop-up screen that reminds you that none of us is immune to adversity.
The half-truth that drives the modern myth of ‘individualism” is correct for those people who have access to the resources we all need to learn and thrive.
If you are one of the lucky few who is resourceful and intelligent enough
to have acquired these skills in an isolated and marginalized environment then God is with you, but you are not the norm, and your exception should not become
Individualism: “the right of the individual to freedom and self-realization”.Wikipedia
How, does one achieve the freedom to exercise this right?
How many people understand that “individuation” is an intellectual process that, until recently, was reserved for the upper class.
The first step toward true individuation is full literacy.
One aspect of literacy is the ability to understand the implications of ones
choices and their consequences for others.