What Do We Do About the Homeless?

Prager U’s New 5-Minute Video

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Homelessness is one of the most vexing public policy problems we face. If you live in a big city, especially on the West Coast, you literally face it every day. And every day, it seems to get worse. Why? And what can we do about it? Christopher Rufo, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, has answers. 

Click here to watch.

May is Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month: One Step Today

Veterans, as a whole are least likely to seek help on their own for mental health issues, it is a macho thing, (for men and women) servicemembers who have fought the good fight and are you know tough.

Unfortunately, this leads to many issues including self-abuse (alcohol, drugs, etc.) spousal and family abusiveness, and even suicide.

These are all preventable with the right help from our friends.

This Mental Health Month, take One Step Today to start feeling better.

Every day, Veterans can take a step toward better mental health and well-being. No matter how big or small, One Step Today can make a difference. This Mental Health Month, explore the steps you can take to live a healthier life…












I’ve gone back and forth, and back and forth about publishing this post. Because, let’s be honest, a lady’s not supposed to talk about politics, religion or money.

But then, when have I ever followed the rules when it comes to that.

But my final push to publish this post came when I was having a quiet hour this afternoon, preparing to write tonight’s post…which was, admittedly, not this.

But I looked up today’s gospel reading (MT 19:16-22), and in very clear, very bold, very plain-as-day letters, I was given — nay, commanded — the “green light” to put this post out into the blogosphere.

You see, Jesus was asked what one must do to gain eternal life. To which He replied “Keep my commandments.”

And when asked “which ones?” the very first commandment out of Jesus’ mouth is, “You shall not kill.”

And in that moment, I knew I had to publish this post….






By Michael Hendrix 


This essay is part of a special series of the American Project that seeks to address the crisis of loneliness during the global COVID-19 pandemic.


New Yorkers are used to hearing sirens. And then came March’s round-the-clock ambulance wails, every hour of every day. Through the barred windows of my Brooklyn apartment, I watched the streets empty as an unseen contagion drove us inside.

Before the razor wire and guard dogs on Fifth Avenue, before the mass graves in the city’s potter’s field, New York was not perfect, but we had each other. Now, it seems, we are united only by fear and loneliness. “People don’t have anything to lose,” cried one looter smashing the windows on a Duane Reade drugstore in Lower Manhattan this past May. “In the right circumstances, ka-boom.” I’d like to believe he’s wrong…


5 Questions about Mental Illness

5 Questions about Mental Illness

David Murray

What is mental illness?

Mental illness is an old problem; as old as the fall. Although God made everything very good (Gen. 1:31), when sin entered, humanity came under the divine curse, together with the rest of the creation (Gen. 3:16-19). Every part of us was disordered and broken, including our bodies, our minds, our emotions, and our souls (Rom. 8:20–22)…


Mental Health Support for Women Veterans

Make the Connection

Mental Health Support for Women Veterans

Mental Health Support for Women Veterans

Whether they’re supporting a familyfinding a new career, or adjusting to life away from their unit, women Veterans can face a range of challenges.

For You,” a new public service announcement from Make the Connection, highlights these challenges and the support to help women Veterans cope.

Read Now


Remember this site has resources for all active military, veterans and their families. The obvious goal is to eliminate military and veteran suicides 
Stop Soldier Suicide | Campaigns - Giveffect, Inc.

but they offer so much more!


Healthcare Freedom Update: Wins, Concerns, and Continuing Struggles

The Opioid, Mental Health, and HIV Crisis: A Reason for Concern

The Q & A audio clips below highlight an interview with 
Stand in the Gap Today radio host,
Sam Rohrer and Twila BrasePresident and co-founder of the
Citizen’s Council for Health Freedom.

To LISTEN to the entire PROGRAM, click HERE.

To READ the entire TRANSCRIPT, click HERE.

The Opioid, Mental Health, and HIV Crisis: A Reason to be Concerned

The Opioid, Mental Health, and HIV Crisis

Is There Reason for Concern?

The Opioid, Mental Health, and HIV Crisis: A Reason for Concern

January 3, 2020 • Keith Wiebe, Gary Dull • Guest: Shannon Royce

The Opioid, Mental Health, and HIV Crisis. Is There Reason for Concern? We are joined by Shannon Royce (Dir. of the Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). Topics discussed include: Purpose of the Faith Based Office at the Department of Health and Human Services. The Opioid Crisis. The Mental Health Crisis. The HIV Crisis.

To LISTEN to the entire PROGRAM, click HERE.
To READ the entire TRANSCRIPT, click HERE.

How the Church Can Help with Mental Illness

Mental Illness affects millions of us around the world in many forms. Depression, Anxiety, Bi-Polar are some of the more familiar types and less we forget, many of our nations hero’s return with PTSD. Some avoid treatment out of shame, others out of the frustration (see the article) of the treatment process itself. The church as unprepared as most are, should be a place they can find solace. – Mike


Note: This is a guest contribution by Amy Simpson. She is the author of Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission.


My mother has seen multiple psychiatrists, counselors, and other mental-health professionals. She has seen the inside of more than one mental-health hospital, one jail, and one prison. Her history with serious mental illness goes back more than 20 years. But if she were to go to a hospital today, in urgent need of psychiatric intervention, she would most likely start from scratch with a team of professionals who have no idea what medications she takes, what she suffers from, or what she needs.

She might be medicated, stabilized, and after a few days, discharged into the care of a family barely able to care for her, even after decades of practice.

Every time her insurance company has made a change, a doctor moved, or the person she last saw wasn’t available, she has had to meet with someone new and start over.

She needs to take medications every day, but until recently, no professional had explained–in a way she understood–that she has a chronic illness and must take meds for the rest of her life, for the sake of herself and others…

Continued at Source: How the Church Can Help with Mental Illness