CAROL WALLGREN

Reader Input: Vets don’t need drug therapy

Anyone can see that Carol Wallgren’s heart is in the right place (“Make mental health a priority,” Reader Input, Jan. 8), and she has genuine concerns about retur ...

Reader Input: Make mental health a priority

Good news for health in 2015: Mental health workers at Kaiser are going on strike to protest inadequate staffing. Kaiser just paid a $4 million fine for poor service at its mental ...

Reader input: Pause and think before you act

Whatever happened to common sense? Yes, the world is changing, but not for everyone. Some people as well as some countries walk to the beat of a different drummer. Just because we ...

Reader Input: US needs calm, thoughtful governance

In this 21st century of globalization, we are looking at the law of unintended consequences in the eye. This Ebola crisis is beyond fascinating. It almost seems like a Hollywood ...

Reader input: What about patient privacy laws?

Above all, do no harm. Is it ethical to identify the name of the 26-year- old nurse who contracted Ebola caring for a patient from West Africa who came to our country with Ebola? ...

Reader Input: Be mindful of events around world

If the Secret Service can’t protect the president of the United States and his family from home invasion and missteps, how can “we, the people” expect to be prote ...

Reader Input: Sugar dragging down the US

Sugar is the new heroin. Sugar, at one time in our early history as a country, was considered a banned substance and should be illegal. That obviously failed and failed badly. To ...

Reader Input: Violence is ever with us

Domestic violence has been going on from day one. Today, thanks to football icon O.J. Simpson, it has a name people can identify with. Things have changed and new laws and awarenes ...

Reader Input: Let’s find ways to end the stigma

The silver lining to the tragic death of Robin Williams could be that his star power draws a lot of media attention and shines a light on his struggles with substance abuse and a m ...

Reader Input: Heroin series an eye-opener

Congratulations to Jason Smith and the Auburn Journal for the informative three-part series about heroin in the foothills. Just as important as help for the addict is help for thei ...

Reader Input: Hooray for red, white and blue!

Congratulations to Auburn for the Fourth of July fireworks at the fairgrounds. The finale was phenomenal – the best ever. It was a joyous shock and awe. Carol Wallgren, Aub ...

Reader Input: Time to advocate for mental health

Patrick Kennedy, former congressman, nephew of President John F. Kennedy and son of Sen. Edward Kennedy, admits to being co-occurring and suffers from both a mental health challeng ...

Reader Input: Buckle up, say a little prayer

With all the tragedies behind the wheel these days in the news, it came to me that we don’t just need to remember to buckle up, but to say a little prayer for safety, as well ...

Reader Input: Churches should return to basics

Several of the local churches, including the Catholic Church, have based their Lenten community weekly service on 12-step spirituality. If the many faith-based churches got back to ...

Reader Input: Constitution a work in progress

The Constitution of the United States of America was established in order to form a more perfect Union. This guideline for unity, obviously, has not yet been achieved. This is the ...