Forced deportation is a breeding ground for Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome on so many levels. Deportation of immigrants is a horrible business. It’s cruel and unjust in every way but it’s legal because of the current written laws. I grew up with the belief that this country stood for the pursuit of happiness for all – it doesn’t say “only for rich people” anywhere in the constitution but that’s what this country has become.
Our rivers and streams are full of anti-depressants that get there through our sewer systems so that animals drink the water (humans drink the water our our taps in our homes) and the anti-depressants are then transmitted to humans who are not even prescribed but they’re taking them.
I hear this phrase frequently. It seems to be a catch-all for unanswerable questions that come up in therapeutic settings. It’s also a cop-out used casually by people who don’t want to deal with the issue at hand. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been told, “just let it go!” Wouldn’t it be amazing if it were that easy?