America is like a wounded animal trying to tell a human where it hurts without sucess.
Our society is suffering the torture of a thousand cuts dividing us into hostile tribes. Hate, anger and fear roam unabated as the lines of communication continue to breakdown.
It has to stop.
There are some resources for people who have anger issues. We just need more.
Groups like Haven House are doing their best, but their often limited by finances. The group provides a sounding board to work and grow with. I'm in no way endorsing the group by sharing their mission. It's just one of many options out there.
There are online anger management courses that provide free help for those who want to avoid group therapy. The drawback is the lack of fellowship and sense of belonging.
What's the problem with these options?
Have you ever tried to lead a donkey to water when it doesn't want to go?
Unfortunately, people with anger issues generally have other mental issues and getting them help is a major challenge. Friends and family have to be part of the equation.
Awareness is the key to solving problems regardless of what they are.
There is a national campaign founded by Tipper Gore called Mental Health Awareness, but frankly who's ever heard of it? It was launched in 1999 by the White House.
President Joe Biden has advanced an agenda of prioritizing and supporting bills that offer help for the mental health crisis we're currently suffering in this country.
He signed the "Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Act," in March of 2021. The new law provides $135 million in federal funding for mental health education and awareness campaigns.
As it stands, I'm waiting for the mental healing to begin as lines of communications between political parties and individuals go through a positive transformation that will hopefully save the sanity of our country.