I Miss Being Able to Call the Police for Help

These days I only feel comfortable calling if violence is an acceptable response to the situation.

Photo by Praveesh Palakeel on Unsplash

Earlier today I saw someone having what looked like a mental health situation. He was a homeless man (assumed due to a shopping cart for his stuff) who had his things spread all over a sidewalk and he was swinging a pole…

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Heather Ashman

Heather Ashman

Writer. Single mother to transgender son. Still grieving the death of my partner. Lifelong fighter of depression and anxiety. M.A. in Human Behavior.