Terror 1. Intense, sharp, overmastering fear 2. An instance or cause of intense fear or anxiety; quality of causing terror Terrorize 1. To fill or overcome with terror 2. To dominate or coerce by intimidation 3. To produce widespread fear by acts of violence Terrorism 1. The use of violence and threats to intimidate or… Continue reading #AmericanTerrorist
My heart is torn in two; one part tells me that letting refugees into my homeland will open us up for a terrorist attack (much like the one that happened a little over fourteen years ago), the other part asks me how I could even begin to think about not giving innocent people a safe… Continue reading Double Edged Sword
An argument that my younger brother and I always seem to get into happens anytime I mention LBGT rights or anything that I work for that could be consider activism. I get the usual answer of “I don’t want that *insert random LGBT affiliated word here* shoved down my throat, which is generally his way… Continue reading LGBT Rights and Religion; It’s really about RESPECT.
In our society, we have deemed mental illness taboo and something to be looked down upon for ages, and the cost of this ideal is measured in human lives. 1 in 100,000 deaths of children ages 10 to 14. 7 in 100,000 deaths of children ages 15 to 19. 12.7 in 100,000 deaths of young adults ages 20 to 24. These are the costs of this stigma we place on mental illness.
If we accept who we are, we are mentally healthier and generally happier people. We are often more productive members of society and find a place that we feel relatively comfortable in. On the other hand if we come out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, etc. we are often chased from our faith path. We are denied that comfort that often helps guide us through our life.