Community Voices

Letters to the Editor

My husband and I have known Dave Lonsdorf and his wife Marilyn for about thirty years. I taught both his children piano. We spent much time together in those years, and became family friends. I know Dave quite well, and he has my full respect and support.

With our country (and world) in so much chaos right now, mental health can be easily overlooked. Whether your friend, sibling, parent, or even you struggle with a mental illness, when life gets crazy, we can overlook how much pain we or they are in until it becomes unbearable.

After Vietnam, the USA embraced business as a way to escape the psychological focus of energy on war and anti-war. With the end of the Vietnam War young persons could focus their energies on having fun, not protesting or getting ready for combat — with its wounds and death.