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Empathy and a referral is in order
By Cecelia Johnson


April 21, 2008

In regard to the offensive "front page article" in KTN Daily News. Although offensive, more importantly, is getting proper help for this individual who has been identified as having a medical problem in the weekend newspaper.

There are group homes and other therapeutic agencies for individuals who are in need of close supervision. Unless you have walked in someone's shoes, being judgmental, is very easy. Empathy and a referral to the proper agency is in order.

Cecelia Johnson
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Worked in social services for 25 years and also worked as a Court Visitor."

Received April 19, 2008 - Published April 21, 2008


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