Neoliberalism is creating loneliness. That’s what’s wrenching society apart.

Epidemics of mental illness are crushing the minds and bodies of millions. It’s time to ask where we are heading and why.

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Opinion by .  Originally published in The Guardian.

What greater indictment of a system could there be than an epidemic of mental illness? Yet plagues of anxiety, stress, depression, social phobia, eating disorders, self-harm and loneliness now strike people down all over the world. The latest, catastrophic figures for children’s mental health in England reflect a global crisis.

There are plenty of secondary reasons for this distress, but it seems to me that the underlying cause is everywhere the same: human beings, the ultrasocial mammals, whose brains are wired to respond to other people, are being peeled apart. Economic and technological change play a major role, but so does ideology. Though our wellbeing is inextricably linked to the lives of others, everywhere we are told that we will prosper through competitive self-interest and extreme individualism.

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A life taken. A life given. A life shared.


Kaitlyn and Hannah

When she read the article in the Cape Cod Times about the 11-year-old girl who underwent a life-saving liver transplant, Melissa Dunphe knew.

“Too many pieces fit for it not to be.”

She knew that the child, who was at the same hospital on the same floor on the same day, had to be the one who received her five-year-old daughter Kaitlyn’s liver.

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Lifting The Standard Of Home Health Care

Traxx Mobility Systems Titan 500 is a freestanding overhead patient lift designed for home health care. The portable patient lift system allows a single caregiver to effortlessly transfer a patient without fear of injury. Proudly American Made, the Titan 500 ships directly to the customer partially assembled and is fully assembled by two adults in thirty minutes. Safe and simple to use, the Titan 500 is virtually maintenance free and reliable and durable.

Freestanding Overhead Patient Lift

Titan 500 Freestanding Overhead Patient Lift

The Titan 500 is a complete lift package and includes everything you need to transfer a loved one for one low price. It even includes a universal sling, with four sizes to choose from.

The Titan 500 Lift Package includes the following:
  • The freestanding frame and overhead beam are made of 6061-T6 aluminum alloy. Heavy duty but lightweight, it is often used in automotive, aircraft and boat construction as well as SCUBA tanks and beverage cans.
  • The rechargeable electric motor is powered by a durable DC motor and two 12V sealed gel batteries. They hold their charge for a long time and allow for an average of 75 lifts per charge.
  • The system offers safety systems which include Emergency Stop and Electric Emergency Down. It also features a belt travel limit system which protects the belt from excessive wear or damage.
  • A four-point lift bar helps spread the sling straps out for a more comfortable lift experience for the patient. It provides for a more stable lift experience over smaller motors with two points.
  • A Universal Sling is included in the price and allows for transferring and toileting. They are machine washable and have extra padding along the shoulders and leg supports.
  • A simple, low voltage, one button remote control simplifies operation and is safe near water.
Traxx Mobility Systems

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