All Of The Bad News In 2020 Is Causing A Shockingly High Number Of Americans To “Seriously Consider” Suicide

This is a very difficult article for me to write, but I definitely need to write it.  All over the country, people are considering suicide because of all the bad things that have happened this year, and things are only going to get even more challenging in 2021 and beyond.  This greatly grieves me, because suicide is never the answer to anything, and I wish that I could sit down individually with every person that is considering suicide and get them to understand this.  Our lives are meant to be lived with purpose, passion and great joy, and that doesn’t change when times get very difficult.  In fact, when challenging times come that is when bright lights are needed the most. (Read More...)

We Are In The Midst Of The Worst Drug Crisis In American History

There has never been a time in our history when more Americans have been on drugs.  According to the most recent government numbers, 24.6 million Americans have used an illegal drug within the last 30 days.  Of course the number of Americans taking legal drugs is actually far, far higher.  According to Bloomberg, 46 percent of all Americans have taken at least one legal pharmaceutical drug within the last 30 days.  In most instances, those legal drugs have been prescribed by doctors with the intention of helping people, but sometimes legal drugs are even more addictive than illegal drugs are.  In particular, opioids have destroyed countless American lives over the past decade, and in so many cases those that got addicted originally got them legally.  Today, Americans consume approximately 80 percent of the total global supply of opioids, and it is a major national crisis.  But even if we were able to get rid of all the opioids, we would still be the most drugged up nation on the entire planet.  We have become a nation of addicts, and the self-destructive path that we are on does not have a positive ending. (Read More...)

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