CRIME SHOWS. PILLS. WTF?!?!

Happy Presidents Day to everyone! Except to those of you who live in different countries and don’t actually have presidents. Sooooooo... Happy Presidents Day to you Americans reading this silly post by me!  

Ok, so I’m gonna share with you a few things that have been wrecking my brain lately.  

 

 

#1 - Psychopaths. I mean, is ANYONE else as obsessed with Crime shows and podcasts as we are in The Fairchild house? I’m so confused as to why this is so disturbing and yet so addicting. First of all… there seems to ALWAYS be a pattern that develops very early in the lives of most murderers (not that all psychopaths are murderers… another thing I’ve learned in my extensive google-ing) So, why is this kept silent until its too late? I don’t understand… except my thought is… maybe parents and other family members just don’t want to believe that their kids could potentially be murderers. I mean, I KNOW that’s a really sad thought. And the mental health care system is jacked. It’s SO expensive for treatment, and health insurance mostly doesn’t cover it. So, I get that part. I just don’t understand why more isn’t being done to remedy this problem. It’s been YEARS and YEARS of mass killings and mental health issues blamed for criminal activities across the entire planet. What is going on here?! I’m so confused. And honestly.. kinda scared. I mean pretty scared. Like, last night… we finished watching True Detective’s latest episode and I was all like…. “Hey babe… can you walk downstairs with me so I can change the laundry… I'm kinda creeped out.”  I mean, SERIOUSLY?! I’m grown, but that shit is still scary.  

#2 - Child Protective Services. WHY is this such a faulty system??? Again, the Fairchild’s on a road trip… listening to the podcast “Broken Harts” about a lesbian couple who adopted two sets of 3 siblings. They drove them off a cliff! They were able to run away from 3 different states and the DCS. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE??!?!?! And I’ve been reading a bit about the issues that are all up in the Protective Services Departments for children. I don’t understand. So many abuse calls and complaints that are covered up. So many deaths. Why? Why is this system so FLAWED? Anyone? It is my understanding that there are SO many instances where DCS is called on a domestic abuse case and they never even look into it. HOW IN THE WORLD???!!!! Can someone please shine a light on this for me? Thank you in advance… 

#3 - PILLS. WTF?! I mean, I take an anti-depressant. I wish I didn't have to. But I do. I've tried not being on it, but it saves my life. Truly. BUT all these addictions to all these pills? How do people do anything on them? How do you functionr? Or is that the point? No functioning....??????  What are people so sad about? What hurts too much to feel? THIS IS WRECKING MY HEART AND HEAD!!!!!! (*Just one of the reasons I actually NEED my meds...)

#4 - Gratitude. I mean, this isn't WRECKING my brain.. but I feel like I just can't say that crazy stuff up there and not say something positive. Lordy...

I’ve been thinking of how grateful I am that I can afford therapy. And that I have good parents. I’m grateful that I wasn’t shipped off to "conversion therapy" when I came out to my parents (even tho I was older when I came out and I would have just ignored that whole conversation — some kids aren’t so lucky). I’m grateful that I have a voice. Not talking about the singing kind. I mean, this kind. The one that can type up random things and know that at least 3 or 4 people will read and respond. Cause really… I’ve been thinking about this whole social media world. I don’t really like it. And then I love it. It’s such a roller coaster. It does help to stay in contact with other people. And actually kinda know what is kinda going on in their lives. At any rate, I wanna know what other people know. I wanna hear from anyone who wants to weigh in on this stuff I’m chattin about… seriously.  

And... thank you! 

Love, 

Me*

4 comments

  • In this country we love to ignore issues and then when something bad happens we think offering thoughts and prayers will fix it. Maybe it is because people don't know the answers. I know I don't but I also think that shouldn't mean we just ignore it. As for CPS, I think they are understaffed and that is part of the reason they don't investigate every claim. They are also underpaid, which is probably why they are understaffed. As for pills, I dont take them but I get why people do. Too much alone time is usually what drives me to my "dark place" I do try to spend time with people, which can usually snap me out of it pretty quick but 90 percent of the time when I ask someone to do something the answer is no. So I usually just get myself through it.

    In this country we love to ignore issues and then when something bad happens we think offering thoughts and prayers will fix it. Maybe it is because people don't know the answers. I know I don't but I also think that shouldn't mean we just ignore it.
    As for CPS, I think they are understaffed and that is part of the reason they don't investigate every claim. They are also underpaid, which is probably why they are understaffed.
    As for pills, I dont take them but I get why people do. Too much alone time is usually what drives me to my "dark place" I do try to spend time with people, which can usually snap me out of it pretty quick but 90 percent of the time when I ask someone to do something the answer is no. So I usually just get myself through it.

  • Lori

    Lori TN

    Ps the above comment is from me. I dont know if it says it anywhere ~Lori

    Ps the above comment is from me. I dont know if it says it anywhere
    ~Lori

  • Shelly Fairchild

    Shelly Fairchild

    I was like.... "who wrote that".. and then I read your very next comment. Yeh, I have read a lot about understaffed and underpaid. I just can't understand how our systems are so OUT OF WHACK! I don't know where reform even starts when it comes to these issues. I literally think about going into social work....but where do you even start?!?!??? I hate the not knowing on things like this. And as for needing to be around people... well, I know where you're coming from. Simply because you're my friend. And I know I'm NEVER alone, so It happens opposite for me a lot of times. I don't ever mean to not make plans with you. I just don't have a normal job and life really. I'm always doing so many different kinds of things to just keep going. I think that's prob what is going on with most people. It's so expensive to live and do anything these days. Maybe we should all just move out to the country on a big ol piece of land and just have bonfires and guitar pulls and there can be a little wholistic spa out there.... a little store.... lots of horses and tiny fainting goats.... that sounds like heaven to me! Also, let's make a date for some fattening pizza soon I saw you went there today. (* ONLY I CAN'T EAT CHEESE) Love you friend, S*

    I was like.... "who wrote that".. and then I read your very next comment.

    Yeh, I have read a lot about understaffed and underpaid. I just can't understand how our systems are so OUT OF WHACK! I don't know where reform even starts when it comes to these issues. I literally think about going into social work....but where do you even start?!?!??? I hate the not knowing on things like this.

    And as for needing to be around people... well, I know where you're coming from. Simply because you're my friend. And I know I'm NEVER alone, so It happens opposite for me a lot of times. I don't ever mean to not make plans with you. I just don't have a normal job and life really. I'm always doing so many different kinds of things to just keep going. I think that's prob what is going on with most people. It's so expensive to live and do anything these days. Maybe we should all just move out to the country on a big ol piece of land and just have bonfires and guitar pulls and there can be a little wholistic spa out there.... a little store.... lots of horses and tiny fainting goats.... that sounds like heaven to me!

    Also, let's make a date for some fattening pizza soon I saw you went there today. (* ONLY I CAN'T EAT CHEESE)

    Love you friend,
    S*

  • Suzie  Johnpier

    Suzie Johnpier St pete, FL

    Let's move to that piece of land. Sounds like a great ideal. I will grow the food

    Let's move to that piece of land. Sounds like a great ideal. I will grow the food

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