Words Have An Affect on Mental Health

Remember when your parents or adults would remind you “sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never hurt you”? Mostly everyone has heard this or was told this. For some it is farther from the truth. Words are used as communication. Once something is said, you can not un-say-it. Ever since a child, I was teased and called every name from nerd, to ugly, to even pull phrases that diminished my self esteem and even bring me to tears. This was every other day. No one took me series then and when I explain my story, no one believes me now.

There are days I wake up literally thinking —

“What would happen if I literally harmed myself or attempted to kill myself, would anyone care?”

Until recently, I actually never knew why someone calling me a name would hurt my feelings until recently. I don’t like confrontation! It has so much to do with social anxiety. The worst part about sitting in class everyday is that everyone would laugh at me and call me names. The only thing the teachers would do is watch; maybe say “stop it” but no action what-so-ever.

Words hurts! Hurtful words spoken intentionally can wound deeply but so can words that are simply part of our vocabulary – words that aren’t meant to be hurtful but nevertheless cause others pain. You are told to “get over it”. I became more reserved and pass it off as just being shy when I was developing a mental illness of anxiety and depression.

Today, I am unable to respond to compliments. I will say “thank you” but I won’t believe someone when they compliment me even though it registers in my heart. It won’t register in my mind. Believe it or not, I am able to interact with people and function normally — on the outside. On the inside, I have several instructive thoughts and want to go in complete solitude.

When it comes to mental health, words matter. They matter when your are young why you are still developing and can be impactful when your are older. Words do hurt. The ridicule, distain, humiliation, taunting, all cause injury. Verbal abuse causes more than emotional trauma. It inflicts lasting physical effects on brain structure. Bullying is series and words are a form of communication. Please be mindful.

Government Shutdown & Nonsense Politics

I never was a politics-type of person. I do keep up what’s going on with the world. I never understood how someone so ignorant and do not care about the American people can be this selfish and careless. This is literally a sequence of greed and a future economic crash.

The Trump administration asked for $1.6 billion for border security in the budget THEY PROPOSED to Congress. Since the Republicans were in control of both houses of Congress, both houses passed bills to fully funded that $1.6 billion request. After the bill passed both houses of Congress, An Coulter and Rush Limbaugh said some awful things about Donald Trump. Who hasn’t?

Trump suddenly thought $1.6 billion was not enough and demanded $5 billion more for his wall to keep the government open. He even bragged that he would shit down the government to get his wall. Notice he uses a lot of “me”, “I” and “my” when mentioning the wall.

Up to this point, Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and did not spend one dollar on building the wall. At the time, Paul Ryan was still Speak of the House when the government shut down not Nancy Pelosi. The first thing Nancy Pelosi did when she became Speaker of the House was pass the same bill that fully funded the Trump’s administration’s $1.6 billion request for border security.

If Mitch McConnell would put that bill on the floor in the Senate today, the bill would pass easily and then Trump would have to veto it to keep the government shut down. A lot of people do not know that there is absolutely nothing stopping Congress and the Trump administration from opening the government while they negotiate funding for the border wall. Nothing. It can be done today but they chose not to.

Federal workers and contractors have already missed several paychecks and many of whom are still working without pay with no possibility of back payment.

The government have been broken for a long time. However, Trump and his administration is holding the American people hostage just because he wants a wall. People are getting evicted from their home and can’t pay their mortgages. People can not pay for their medications which is already expensive but can cause serious symptoms, hospitalizations and possibility of death. Trump calls his wall a crisis. No, holding the people hostage and making them work without pay is a crisis.