I hope I’m expiating lots of karma.
Amulet • R.I.P. Andre Crouch • Schools should teach against date rape? • Individualization in the classroom • The One Universal Secret To A Lasting Marriage • When a loved one has mental illness • A genetic predictor of breast cancer
Some burdens are obvious; others, less so.
Thursday 2014-07-03. Jimmy came up to me at McDonald’s yesterday and sat down and talked about the incident. He doesn’t say he’d been drinking. He says people thought he’d been drinking.
Recall his psychiatric diagnoses.
Pastor sent me this clipping about the homeless squatters’ camp underneath the Jones Falls Expressway, which the City was about to raze — again. He thought the housing vouchers it mentions might be available to me. They’re not. A different detail caught my eye: the remark that many people in the camp “struggle with mental illness and addiction.” Note the “and.”
This is community psychopathy.
Related: What’s in a name?
A man with diagnoses of schizophrenia and BPD has no business owning a pit bull. Note that his wife reversed her testimony.
Angry Mike has been coming to the mission for at least five years. He supports himself by panhandling. He’s OK, rational, but he’s got some kind of mental illness and knows it. He’s doing better at the moment, but in the past he was angry
What does “acting strangely” mean?
“Compared with noncannabis users, the daily use of high-potency, skunk-like cannabis is associated with a fivefold increase in the odds of someone developing psychosis.”
That’s the form of pot I smell most often, in the places where I go.