Petition to Joe Donnelly, Todd Young, Donald Trump, Eric Holcomb, Jim McClelland
Tyler Act: Provide Those Suffering With Addiction A REAL CHANCE for recovery
The Affordable Care Act must be amended to provide for a minimum of Ninety (90) days inpatient drug or alcohol treatment and mental health treatment up to at very least One Hundred Eighty (180) days per year at a facility certified to provide such care in every state. On March 24th 2017, my 25-year-old son Tyler, died following many long years battling opioid and heroin addiction. He had gone through countless unsuccessful short term treatment programs, each lasting less than 30 days, which was all that insurance would pay for.For most people, this is simply not enough time to recover from the psychological impact that addictive drugs have on the body and mind. Let alone to restore the life skills that help keep a person from relapsing. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, outnumbering traffic fatalities and gun homicides. Each year it gets worse. The death count is the latest consequence of an escalating public health crisis: opioid addiction, now made more deadly by an influx of illicitly manufactured fentanyl and similar drugs. Drug overdose deaths in 2016 most likely exceeded 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States, per preliminary data compiled by The New York Times. All evidence suggests the problem has continued to worsen in 2017. The United States accounts for approximately one quarter of the estimated number of drug-related deaths worldwide, including overdose deaths, which continue to rise. Mostly driven by opioids, overdose deaths in the United States more than tripled during the period 1999-2015, from 16,849 to 52,404 annually. Source: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ‘2017 World Drug Report Effective inpatient treatment leads to long term sobriety and fewer relapses. Ninety (90) day residential drug rehab is the suggested minimum length of time for effective treatment. Evidence gathered from post discharge patient interviews suggests that long-term treatment at a drug rehab facility can decrease the risk of drug addiction relapse by up to 73%. That can mean the difference between addiction and recovery—or even life and death.In addition to the severe negative impact it takes on the people affected, substance abuse costs the U.S. economy over $600 billion each year. Effective treatment can dramatically reduce these costs. Per several conservative estimates, every dollar invested in addiction treatment programs yields a return of between $4 and $7 in reduced drug-related crime, criminal justice costs, and theft. When savings related to healthcare are included, total savings can exceed costs by a ratio of 12 to 1. Major savings to the individual and to society also stem from fewer interpersonal conflicts; greater workplace productivity; and fewer drug-related accidents, including overdose. Tell your U.S. Senators and representatives: The Affordable Care Act must be amended to provide for a minimum of Ninety (90) days inpatient drug or alcohol treatment and/or mental health treatment up to at least One Hundred Eighty (180) or more per year at a facility certified to provide such care.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Sylvia Garcia, Michael McCaul, Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Protect victims suffering abuse by Narcissistic Personality Disordered individuals.
The #shaneslaw committee had included the identity of the victims on this petition and received an overwhelming response from so many other victims, supporters, and groups that are in support of this law. We are also now inundated with communications from various media outlets and supporters, as well as others seeking help. So, for no reasons other than to protect the surviving widow as much as we can, for us to filter communications, and to allow her to continue mourning in peace, we removed personal identifying information. Any and all communications by State and Local Representatives, Media, Mental Health Organizations, Legal Support and Supporters can be made directly to this email: email@example.com Learn more: NPDAWARENESS.ORG --------------------------------- On March 14, 2016, a Spring, Texas resident resident, and United States Air Force Veteran, took his life after suffering over a decade of abuse from an Narcissistic Personality disordered individual (determined by researching specific patterns of behavior exhibited by those with this disorder). Both the victim and his new wife became targets, being harassed only to make their lives as difficult as possible. When the abuser could no longer get a response from the target, the harassement was then directed to another closest to the victim.... his wife. The victims fought hard within the legal system to end the abuse, but were repeatedly told nothing could be done unless there was a threat of death involved. They suffered through smear campaigning, stalking, online harassment, slander, defamation, invasion of privacy, displaying of personal, medical, and financial information online, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, intimidation, job loss, hacking, credit monitoring, accessing of credit/auto accounts, and so much more. When the abuser gained access to a personal cloud acct while the victims were vacationing, a folder containing incriminating evidence against the abuser was deleted. Fortunately the missing information was backed up through another device and all was retrieved intact. The abuser constantly made threats of litigation of defamation against the victims, but the victims were never worried about the latter. As the saying goes... Its not defamation if its the truth....and can be proven! The worst part is that the abuser also claimed to be the victim (which is a typical behavior of Narcissistic Personality disordered individuals). Despite the mounting evidence collected by the victims, neither the law nor the courts would or could help, including a suit filed by the victims against their abuser. Even with standing legal documentation in place, the harasser continued their behavior. The victims were told to "continue documenting, collecting, and make reports." Even during this time, the victim had been threatened by his abuser that his long time career in IT would be in jeopardy as well as his financial well being for his refusal to communicate with his abuser. The abuser followed through with their threat. A "complaint" was made to his employer just 5 days after his decision to go "No Contact" with his abuser. He felt he was wrongly terminated based on misconstrued information based on "half truths" by his abuser. The victim already under mental duress became even more agitated. The victim, an Air Force Veteran, already aware he had been suffering from PTSD as Late-Onset Stress Symptomatology (LOSS), became even more depressed and mentally stressed from the continued harassment and smear campaigning of his personal and professional reputation as well as his wife's. With the victims wife having never met the abuser, she also became a victim of smear campaigning by the abuser as well. All the while, the abuser was claiming to be the poor victim of stalking and harassment despite evidence to the contrary. The constant onslaught, psychological toll, with no relief from law enforcement or litigation was more than they could bear. The victim felt the only thing he could do was to take his own life to be at peace and protect his wife. By the time the victims were beginning to see a crack in the abuser’s carefully planned torment, it was too late. "People need to become aware that this type of evil lurks among us. It is very real! In fact 1 in 20 are Narcissistic Personality disordered. They are your neighbor, your parent, sibling, friend, and even your spouse. This type of abuse exists right under everyones noses. The abuse by NPD disordered individuals needs to stop! The law needs to recognize this abuse and hold these individuals accountable for their actions, the law needs to at least do something to protect the victims now! Law enforcement, lawyers, judges need to be educated on this form of abuse and the life-long lasting and devastating effects on the victims. No one should have to feel that ending their life is the only way to escape their abuser! Ever! Lets not let the lives of the many victims that have also lost hope of getting help from the legal system, be in vain. We must speak for them and let their stories be heard! We must protect and save those that are suffering now and the future victims of these disordered, destructive individuals before its too late." ~Mrs. S, Widow of Victim/Survivor The Victims: Victims suffer through smear campaigns, stalking, having to relocate many times, online harassment, cyberbullying, intimidation, job loss, cloud/email hacking, credit monitoring, accessing of credit/auto/financial accounts, and much more. The worst part is that the abuser claims to be the victim (which is a typical behavior of Narcissistic Sociopaths). Victims suffer depression, anxiety, ptsd, and sadly some take their lives because they cannot escape their abuser. The Abusers: Stay just borderline of the law to not get caught. They harass, torment, gaslight, project blame on victims, character assassination/smear campaigning, alienate victim from close friends, family, any possible support system, accuse victims of doing to them what they are in fact doing to the victim, false police reports, sets up victim and then accuses them of physical abuse, points the victim as crazy, bipolar, abusive, alcoholic to make the victim look as the bad guy. Recruits "flying monkeys" which unknowingly take part and become enabler of the abusers behaviors, Utilizes the legal system to further harass their victims for no basis other than to continue harassing the victim, and keep the "drama" going. These individuals will do any and everything possible to keep their victims silenced so that they are not exposed for their horrid abuse. Narcissistic Sociopaths are master manipulators and pathological liars, they will lie just to lie. Law enforcement, Lawyers, Judges do not have the knowledge or understanding of Narcssistic Personality Disorder individuals and are unable to recognize they are dealing with cases that involve the NPD disordered. Therapists even find themself manipulated. Because the Narc believes their own lies, they are known to even pass lie detector tests. There currently are no laws for officers, lawyers, judges to hold these criminals accountable for their actions. Something needs to be done to prevent these predators from continuing their reign of terror on their victims. The victims are helpless in this type of battle. These individuals are disordered, cannot be fixed, and their only motive is to "Win" no matter what. Things need to change! Narcs should have to stand before a judge to face criminal charges for their actions, permanent protection for the victims so they can escape these abusive situations, and the right to live a life free from their tormentors, and heal. ------------------------------ According to experts, Narcissistic Sociopaths comprise 3% to 5% of the population, or up to 1 in 20 people, much higher than one might realize. This means that up to 15 million people in the United States display symptoms of these disorders, with millions more being affected negatively by Narcissistic Sociopaths. What is a Narcissistic Sociopath? A Narcissistic Sociopath is a person diagnosed with comorbidity (or simultaneous presence) of both Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASP) and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Both disorders are described by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM V) as personality disorders with impairments in personality functioning with the presence of pathological personality traits.People displaying NPD are characterized by their excessive and persistent need for others’ admiration and positive reinforcement. They generally have grandiose opinions of themselves, and believe they are superior to other people. Narcissists are also frequently convinced that they are above the normal responsibilities and obligations of everyday life, so they usually have significant difficulties maintaining employment or relationships as a result.Narcissistic Sociopaths present a noticeable lack of regard for the rights of others, and a tendency to regularly violate those rights.The goal of the Narcissistic Sociopath is to see that their victims’ personal and professional lives are utterly destroyed and left psychologically damaged (most will suffer from PTSD). Once the damage has been accomplished, they redirect their efforts to the next unknowing victim. The Narcissistic Sociopath is cunning and conniving, and will work just inside of the law and even use the law to harass, hurt, and often destroy, their victim. Unfortunately, the victims are often unable to receive help or protection from any legal entity or law enforcement provider. THIS INJUSTICE HAS TO BE CHANGED! With your help, we would like to create new laws, giving protection for victims, and forcing abusers to face criminal charges. No one should ever have to feel that taking their own life is the only option to be free of their abuser.To prevent this type of abuse happening to others, the following are proposed as Shanes's Law: 1. Immediate and Permanent No Contact restraining/protective orders in place to protect victim for life. (Abusers attempt contact to reenter victims lives after 1, 5, 10 years or longer, for Narcissistic Supply). Supervised child exchanges for those having to co-parent with an abuser. 2. Abusers to face criminal charges, up to and including jail time and no access to online services. (To prevent hacking of personal/financial/credit accounts, cyberstalking, online smear campaigning, harassment, and attempts to locate and monitor the victim). 3. In the event that a victim's death/suicide is a result of NPD abuse, i.e. verbal, mental, physical, stalking, harassment. Abuser is to be held accountable and charged for murder/manslaughter. The law below needs to apply for ALL states! (Example: ****An involuntary manslaughter charge can be brought in Massachusetts when someone causes the death of another person when engaging in reckless or wanton conduct that creates a high degree of likelihood of substantial harm.) 4. Inability for abuser to use the legal/court system for frivolous charges, false accusations, or using the legal system to further harass their victim/s. Thorough investigations required. (Narcs accuse their victims of doing to them, what they are, in-fact actually doing to the victim. Narcs also tend to manipulate their own attorneys.) In the event abusers do not abide by standing legal agreements, stiffer punishments for not doing so. (Narcs do not abide by rules or laws, because they truly believe laws do not apply to them. This is why they continue to harass, stalk, and abuse even with standing legal orders in place.) 5. When NPD abusers behavior contributed to loss of employment for victim; restitution to victim/surviving family for loss of income, potential income, and all that is included when employed. i.e. retirement, pension, etc. Please help by signing and sharing this petition. Help save a loved ones life from their abuser! >> Email: firstname.lastname@example.org #shaneslaw #abuse #npdawareness #mentalabuse #emotionalabuse #gaslighting #ptsd #cptsd #narcissistic #personalitydisorder #sociopath #manipulation #stalking #cyberbullying #bullying #nocontact #protectvictims #criminalbehavior #flyingmonkeys #laws #stalkinglaws #harassmentlaws #smearcampaign #psychologicalmurder #manslaughter #hacking #restrainingorders #protectionorders #jailtime #intimidation #jobloss #lossofchildren #creditmonitoring #financialaccounthacking #tellyourstory #beheard #beasurvivor #beafighter #bestrong #dontbesilent #exposenarcissists
Petition to Doug ducey, Cara M. Christ, Jill Norgaard, Nancy Barto, Kate Brophy McGee, Sean Bowie, Mitzi Epstein
Help reduce teen suicide rates
My son Jacob was only 15 when he lost his battle with depression and died by suicide. As parents, we tried everything to help him get a handle on his mental health, but faced roadblocks from insurance companies that prevented Jacob from getting the treatment he needed. We believe it may have cost our son his life. In a two month span, Jacob was hospitalized twice and it was always the same thing: he was put on medication and then he would be released after five days. This is often the experience for teens facing suicidal ideation. But five days is not enough time. Experts say it can often take as long as 6-8 weeks until the therapeutic effects of medications and other treatments are felt. There are also many side effects, especially in teens, with these medications. They can often lead to more suicidal thoughts or other issues, meaning it is all the more important for them to get the type of supervision and care that comes with hospitalization. With suicide being the 2nd leading cause of death for teens in the US, and the benefits of longer hospitalization so clear, why are so many hospitals keeping kids like Jacob hospitalized for such a short period? Insurance companies, not doctors and nurses, are determining how long they can stay. New York has one of the lowest suicide rates in the country in part because of Timothy’s Law. The law prevents insurance companies from limiting coverage for mental illness, allowing people to be hospitalized as long as needed. I want to bring the same reforms to the state of Arizona where we live, and our son took his life. Please join me in asking the Arizona legislature and governor to pass legislation requiring insurance companies to cover stays of 60-90 days for teens that are hospitalized for suicidal ideation/depression and put on medication, or have had a change in their meds. We owe it to our youth to protect them, and make sure it is the doctors and nurses making decisions for our kids, not the insurance companies. Tell Arizona to put our kids first! The more states that do so, the fewer families that will have to feel the pain of losing a child to suicide. For more information on teen suicide and prevention: http://www.oxfordmhf.org.uk/blog/2012/03/why-do-antidepressants-take-so-long-to-work/ http://psychcentral.com/lib/how-long-do-antidepressants-take-to-work/ http://jasonfoundation.com/prp/facts/youth-suicide-statistics/ http://www.timothyslaw.org/
Petition to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
Get Emily LeRae Smith The Help She Needs
This is a mentally deranged girl who gets satisfaction out of posting her self-harm on social networking websites and has managed to get away with it with little to no trouble. She posts very constroversal photos that make thousands uncomforable and that are not allowed to hide them from their News Feed. She has built up almost about 200,000 followers over her years of activity online and her profile has gotten verified so it cannot be blocked by the public. Forcing them to see the open wounds and healing scars that she has. If you confront the woman and ask politely about being blocked, she will make sure to leave her word in and make sure her followers are aware and will go after you as well. Her photos trigger people with depression and other kinds of issues and she has no problem with it as she claims she does not force the ill person to hurt themself and will not take into consideration of her being a contributing factor. She exposes herself and takes advantage of her followers and receives money from her followers and puts on a persona that she's a sweet and caring person when in reality she's infact otherwise and has been said by tons of people who have met with her in person with clear evidence. She has turned self-harm into a fashion statement and has banked her illnesses due to the extreme popularity she has received. Gaining the sympathy of other girls and boys who look up to her and support and worship her and turning it into large profit as she has opened up her own P.O. box and allowed others to sent her gifts and cash for exchange of mailing them back or messaging them over Facebook. ( She will drop hints about the items that she likes or dislikes and leave small comments if people were to gift her things, there were certain things she's wanting. ) Her Mother is a nurse and makes sure to patch up her daughters self-harm injuries to insure that she will not head into a hospital and get the proper help that she needs and has been involved with her Daughter's Facebook business for who knows. It was speculated that Emily LeRae was posing as her Mother on her profile as how a typical Mother would not alarm 200k of every injury that happened to her Daughter. But people were wrong, it was in fact the Mother who does share account information with her. There are worse situations out there and this girl will not get the help that she needs, being caught in a lie that she was telling the world she was getting help but finding out she was skipping out on treatment purposely and then not receiving treatment at all. This woman doesn't need to be on Facebook to brag about her mental illness and claim she is trying to become a advocate to "help others" when in fact, it's the complete opposite. Hardly anyone will stand up to her due to how vile her followers are and if you say one wrong word about her, your profile will be under attack and you will be targeted by the majority of her base and which causes people to feel afraid of her. There are tons of impressionable children out there who are on the Internet whether we like it or not, who may come across her posts and if seeing them, may think that cutting is the best way to receive attention and be loved. " Look at all of the love she receives, if I do it.. I may get love and attention too! " AS OF APRIL 11th: EMILY LERAE SMITH HAS BEEN ONTO DR.PHIL AND WAS TO BE RECEIVING EXTREME MEDICAL CARE THAT WAS PAID BY THE SHOW ITSELF, BUT SHE ADMITS IN A VIDEO SHE ' ATTEMPTED ' SUICIDE 3 WEEKS LATER AFTER THE SHOW BUT WAS PERFECTLY OKAY AND RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL WITH NO ISSUES. If you feel this as strong as me, please sign the petition. I will not give up. No matter how much attack is sent towards me. We want to be able to freely block her and we want her photos to at least have a warning on them so we do not accidentally come across them. We do not think that she should be Facebook verified and that her very personal isseus should be shared between family and close-friends as well. Follow Me On Facebook For More Updates On The Petition and Emily.
Petition to U.S. Senate
Mental Health Professionals and Concerned Constituents Oppose AHCA
Please sign, share, and also call your U.S. Senator - 202 224-3121 - and urge them to oppose the health care bill passed by the House. May, 2017 Dear U.S. Senator, We are mental health care therapists and addiction counselors who are deeply concerned about the decrease in access to mental health services under the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in early May. We urge you to reject this bill, which would greatly diminish mental and behavioral health care at a time when treatment is urgently needed for those impacted by the opioid crisis, alcohol addiction, depression and other conditions. One out of five Americans experiences a mental health condition, but only half get needed treatment. Nearly one third of the people covered by Medicaid expansion live with a mental health condition. The AHCA will push our clients into costly emergency rooms and jails instead of providing the coverage for mental health services which helps people stay in school, on the job and in recovery. We are concerned about the following provisions in the bill: The AHCA allows states to opt out of requiring insurance companies to cover mental and behavioral health care, as well as to opt out of covering people with pre-existing conditions. The AHCA would no longer require Medicaid expansion to cover mental health care, abandoning Congress’s previous commitment to mental health and addiction treatment. The bill would reduce federal assistance to working families who buy health insurance, leaving millions of people, many of whom have mental illness, unable to afford mental health care. Families would be denied the counseling they need to heal relationships and stay together. People covered by Medicaid expansion before 2020 would be dropped from their plan if they are more than one month late paying their premium. This is a high price to pay for someone suffering from mental illness, who may be unable to pay a bill while in the hospital or experiencing severe symptoms. Investing in quality mental health care saves taxpayer dollars in the long term. We see the positive impact of our work on the people we serve every day, allowing people to be productive members of society. We ask you to vote against the AHCA and any other attempts to cut back mental and behavioral health coverage for our fellow citizens.
Petition to Michael Botticelli Director of National Drug Control Policy, Jerry Brown, Cathleen Galgiani, Barack Obama, Anthony Cannella, U.S. House of Representatives, California State House, Donald Trump
Bring Casey's Law to California - Reduce Addiction Rates!
Please help me save my daughter.. Casey's Law saves lives! But it is only available in two states in our country; Kentucky and Ohio. Drug addiction is an epidemic and currently there are no California laws in place to help people who suffer from the disease of addiction to help save them from themselves. Initially it is typically a choice to experiment with drugs but once an individual falls so deeply into the cycle of drug abuse it becomes nearly impossible for most to be able to willingly seek help or stop on their own and often times mental illness is present which can make it even more difficult to seek help. Our loved ones need us to be their voice when they become too impaired to think clearly, make rational decisions and speak out on their own behalf. Our children are dying at an alarming rate. I do not want my dually diagnosed adult daughter (whom is only 21 years old) to become a statistic. Her life as well as many others lives depend on this! Casey's Law is currently only available in two states; Kentucky and Ohio. This bill allows family or friends to petition the courts for involuntary treatment which has already saved many lives. Please pass Casey's Law here in California! http://caseyslaw.org/
Petition to Chelan County
Solitary Confinement for 13 Months because of a Mental Illness?
In light of recent and ongoing media focus on mass shootings, society is urging parents to recognize mood and behavioral changes in their children, know the signs, such as isolation and loss of interests, and to intervene before a tragedy occurs. Numerous websites and mental health professionals encourage patients and their loved ones to seek help if they fear that the patient "may be a harm to himself or others." Our beautiful son, brother, grandson, nephew, uncle, friend, and care provider, was arrested in October 2015. He is 27 years old, an artist, a musician, a lover of animals, intelligent, and is a gentle soul. He is unique. He is a true original. He has no history of violence and no previous criminal record. Joshua has suffered from depression and anxiety for 12 years. Last year, he was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. He suffers from auditory and visual hallucinations, as well as delusions and paranoia. He hears voices. We recognized changes in his behavior, we knew the signs to look for, and we allowed society to influence us. Because of the changes in his behavior, we were concerned that he may be self-medicating with alcohol. We searched his apartment. We violated his privacy. What we found was frightening and led us to call for help, because we love our son, and we knew he was very, very sick. We immediately called the mental health crisis line in Chelan County and explained the situation. The crisis line responder did not call us back, but called law enforcement instead. Joshua was not seen by a Designated Mental Health Professional. He was confronted, instead, by police. According to Washington State Laws, Chapter 71.05 RCW, Joshua should have been seen by a Designated Mental Health Professional at a triage facility or hospital. Instead, the police arrested Josh where he works as a care provider for adults with disabilities. Police insisted that the only way he would get the mental health help he needed was to be arrested. We were told by a representative of the Governor's office that we were misinformed. At that time, we knew nothing of the laws in place to protect him. We trusted the professionals. Joshua was charged with 7 counts of attempted murder and has been held on a million dollar bail. He attempted nothing. Please help encourage Chelan County Officials to use this unique situation in a positive manner that will encourage other community members to trust in the system. When a family calls for help, that is what they need. Chelan County residents need to feel safe if ever facing a situation involving a call for help. They need to know that they can trust the professionals to do the right thing for their loved one with a mental illness. We are left with increasing questions as we discover laws in Washington State that have been designed to support those who are suffering from mental illness and who may be a harm to themselves or others. Why did his medical providers not contact us as his mental illness rapidly progressed, when they had a signed release from Joshua to speak with us? Why did a phone call to a mental health crisis line end with our son in jail instead of a treatment center or hospital? Why are there laws that protect people who are suffering from mental illness when they are not implemented in the ways for which they were designed? Why are there mental health organizations and advocacy groups when they are unable, or unwilling to help, after a situation becomes a "criminal case?" We have reached out to them all, including state and local officials. We have been told numerous times that the way in which this was handled was wrong, yet no one has been willing to advocate for our son. How many other people are languishing jail or prison because of a mental health issue? The systems must change. Why does society and the media beg for parents to know their children, be aware of changes, invade their privacy, and call for help, when they do not help when you make that difficult call? We need to educate society. We need to educate law enforcement. We need to end the stigma of mental illness. We need to advocate for those who are unable to advocate for themselves. We knew our son desperately needed help. We made that call for help. Joshua is still waiting for it. We are pleading that these ludicrous charges be dropped and that Joshua receive the mental health help we were calling for over 8 months ago. With sincere gratitude, we thank you for your support.
Petition to Congress, U.S. Senate, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Al Green, Barack Obama, Sheila Jackson Lee, Annise Parker
Hurricane Harvey is Driving US Crazy
As an urban educator of Houston, TX, it has been tragic seeing my community experience such turmoil at the wake of Hurricane Harvey. It has been tragic, especially for me, because I just recently lost my best friend and dog, Harvey. As a Houston resident, I have witnessed and experienced the following within the city limits: Water Outage Fuel Outage Electrity Outage Lack of Food Supply City Curfews Mental Strain Signs of Looting Increased Homelessness Increased Traffic Increased Criminal Activity Middle Class Suffering I am asking for greater resources in regard to mental stability for the following groups and organizations: Blacks and Hispanics Children Public School Systems Single-Mothers LGBTQ Community Centers Impoverished Humans Middle Class The mental anguish Houston is embarking upon following Hurricane Harvey is horrific. Please Help!