posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 11:42 AM
It's easy to underestimate how these times we're living in effects our mental health.
The successful and beautiful Mayor of Coppell, Texas killed her 19- year-old daughter and then herself after struggling for several years after the
death of her husband from cancer. She was behind on her bills. She was raising a teenage daughter alone. The bank was threatening to foreclose on
Some speculate that Jayne Peters took her daughter with her to death, believing that the world was becoming "too threatening, too hard."
If you think about all of the components needed----both pyschological and physical---to be a healthy, functioning human being, it's no wonder some
people just can't cut it. One day my daughter asked me why a person we know of was so often out of a job and homeless, and I told her that not
everyone has the giant tool box they need to get through life. It's a miracle so many do as well as they do.
And sometimes we're surprised, too, like when an educated and respected member of a community like Jayne Peters, just throws in the towel. But I see
how it can happen. Things pile up----and then the last thing happens---like the bank sends you a letter, and it's just one too many things. You
feel as if you just can't deal with it anymore.
We are living in the hardest times imaginable. Weather related extremes, foreclosures, cancer, a lying, cheating government, apathy, isolation,
materialism..... it takes SO much to keep it together. In fact, every morning when you wake up, you should give yourself a pat on the back-----you
have what it takes to make it through one more day. Don't underestimate the strength it takes to keep a job, raise a family, pay your bills, and
live in this God for saken illusion.
For some people...it's just too hard......
How do you all get through the day? What do you think it takes to be even an average citizen these days?