There were untold numbers of American veterans who felt insulted by the Republican presidential campaign’s all-time favorite cover girl, Sarah Palin. Palin, who is no stranger to factless exaggerations, outdid herself last month at a rally for Donald Trump by suggesting that President Obama is at fault for the deficient and delayed health and rehabilitative entitlement services of America’s military defenders.
According to a new study by the San Francisco-based Young Minds Advocacy, as many as 70 percent of the kids in California’s juvenile detention centers are in need of mental health care, and most of them are not getting it. Attorney Patrick Gardner, the organization’s founder and one of the report’s authors, says many of these youth would not be in detention in the first place if there were more home and community-based mental health services available.
Her heart rate starts rising. Her hands begin to sweat and shake. She paces back and forth.
“I feel like something is going to happen to me but nothing is really there,” she says. “[I tell myself,] ‘There is nothing wrong. It’s okay. This is just your body being weird again.’”
This is what an anxiety attack feels like for Karina Perez, a 20-year-old student at Pierce College.
The Richmond Grinders won a medal at the junior Olympics nationals in Virginia this year. And as their coach, I can tell you that what they accomplished is only the beginning. Their success is part of a bigger movement in Richmond and across the country, and its inspiration dates all the way back to the 1968 Olympics.