Now you are ready to see some cinema. And, in this regard, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival does not disappoint. With 200 films on tap, the selection here is among the best of all the Southern California film festivals.
The Education Department announced Tuesday it will give the University of California, Santa Barbara a grant of nearly $570,000
Those with serious mental illness are more often the victims of violence rather than the perpetrators. The stigma abounds and of course this too is a diversion away from the real issues - funding and priority.
I cannot stress enough the importance of staying longer, gathering more information and really utilizing the clues that are given, because often enough these results show there is someone in need of mental health treatment.
The day after the killing spree, Richard Martinez held a press conference in honor of his son, 20-year-old Christopher Michaels
It's remarkable how dismissive and ignorant people can be when it comes to mental illness. As someone who grew up around
LONDON -- This week began with the continuing fallout from the killing spree at UCSB. Richard Martinez, whose son was among the victims, blamed "craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA." Echoing that outrage, and the senselessness that lets it continue, the Onion nailed it: "'No Way to Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens." On Wednesday, Maya Angelou passed away, and the world mourned the poet, teacher and thinker who inspired us to look within, reach out and celebrate our common humanity. In in-house news, I was in London, where I found the mindfulness revolution in full swing. As Headspace founder Andy Puddicombe put it, "Ten years ago when I left the monastery I wouldn't have thought I could have a conversation on mindfulness in the pub, let alone with the Chancellor of the Exchequer." As the new week begins, we can let Maya continue to guide us: "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."
Last Friday's shooting resulted in the death of seven individuals, while 13 others were left wounded. Richard Martinez, the
Women took to twitter, not as victims, but as thoughtful, brave, inspiring, honest vessels carrying messages of outrage, frustration and anger at being treated as if their love and affection, or even their bodies, were things to be owned and violated by any man with an inclination.
I would have an enormous tower built just for myself, where I can oversee the entire concentration camp and gleefully watch
It was one of those icky moments that, if you are a woman, you have likely experienced. It may have been years ago, but it might as well have been yesterday because you still remember it in vivid detail -- including how vulnerable you felt, how powerless you must have seemed.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story described last week's killing spree in Isla Vista, Calif. as a mass shooting
As one of the counselors offering assistance this weekend, Kessler felt his primary job was to simply listen to the students