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January 5, 1992
Sammy McGuire's ability to choose between homelessness and "normal" living is questionable. As Leslie Earnest reports, Sammy's early developmental history--complete with head trauma, situational turmoil and severe psychological stress--may indicate that he had neurological injuries or a disease process of the brain. As a clinical psychotherapist, I have treated people like Sammy who, when psychiatrically stable and off of alcohol and drugs, do opt for less transient and threatening lifestyles.
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January 5, 1992
Sammy McGuire's ability to choose between homelessness and "normal" living is questionable. As Leslie Earnest reports, Sammy's early developmental history--complete with head trauma, situational turmoil and severe psychological stress--may indicate that he had neurological injuries or a disease process of the brain. As a clinical psychotherapist, I have treated people like Sammy who, when psychiatrically stable and off of alcohol and drugs, do opt for less transient and threatening lifestyles.
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November 24, 1991 | LESLIE EARNEST, Leslie Earnest is an Orange County writer who contributes regularly to The Times
It's hard for my mom to ignore the pleading gaze of a panhandler. Not that she's a soft touch, it's just that before she can yank her eyes from a ragged figure with an outstretched hand, she always sees my brother staring back. People who view the homeless from a safe emotional distance can file them under a neat heading: Lazy, Crazy or Out of Luck. Once categorized, a street person can be dismissed and forgotten.
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November 24, 1991 | LESLIE EARNEST, Leslie Earnest is an Orange County writer who contributes regularly to The Times
It's hard for my mom to ignore the pleading gaze of a panhandler. Not that she's a soft touch, it's just that before she can yank her eyes from a ragged figure with an outstretched hand, she always sees my brother staring back. People who view the homeless from a safe emotional distance can file them under a neat heading: Lazy, Crazy or Out of Luck. Once categorized, a street person can be dismissed and forgotten.
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