Change the world, don’t just fly above it.

I wish that Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, and that dude from Virgin Atlantic would join me in something truly world changing . Ending homelessness is not rocket sciene. I was raised around rocket scientists by aerospace engineer. I was surrounded by nerds and teachers and I know that rocket science is so much easierContinue reading “Change the world, don’t just fly above it.”

Beggers

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMen6SDuM/ I am often asked about people who panhandle and beg on the street. People want to know if it’s okay to give the money and how do you select the person you give your money to. While I do check for tennis shoes and see if their feet are in good condition and lookContinue reading “Beggers”

Seeking Safety

As a therapy group activity, yesterday, we took the worksheet from seeking safety that list all of the coping skills, and turn them into pocket size origami hearts. Although I discussed what seeking safety was and what was written on the paper, I don’t think that everybody understood. I am hoping that in the nextContinue reading “Seeking Safety”

Seeking Safety

As a therapy group activity, yesterday, we took the worksheet from seeking safety that list all of the coping skills, and turn them into pocket size origami hearts. Although I discussed what seeking safety was and what was written on the paper, I don’t think that everybody understood. I am hoping that in the nextContinue reading “Seeking Safety”

Tiny homes in Arcadia

You guys, homelessness is a complex issue. Tiny homes. Shelters. Day centers. Outpatient mental health. Outpatient substance use treatment. Detox and inpatient treatment. Recovery bridge housing. Sober living. Group homes. Shared leases. These are all things that might work for different people. There is no one path that’s correct or effective. And for some peopleContinue reading “Tiny homes in Arcadia”

Mental Health Jeopardy Type Game

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Mental Health in Homeless Populations

I kind of thought that my days of doing all night writing and spending Sunday putting together PowerPoints would end at grad school. But here I am. I did buy myself an iPad pro last weekend so I’ve been putting it to good use. All of my illustrations are my own.

ACEs and the causes of Homelessness

If you really want to be depressed, read on….. These are the nine major causes of homelessness. The next picture are the 10 areas of adverse childhood experiences with those nine causes of homelessness overlaid into those boxes so you can see how they connect. I’m not telling you to feel sorry for anybody who’sContinue reading “ACEs and the causes of Homelessness”

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