Chronic Telegram October 23, 2022
The alarm bells started ringing years ago.
America, true to form, hit the snooze button again and again before kicking the clock across the room.
Paying attention isn’t something she’s known for, exactly.
Not even last week, when a phalanx of leading pediatric health organizations — including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Association of Children’s Hospitals — declared a national emergency for children’s mental health.
It’s not like our leaders are rising en masse to the five-alarm fire that threatens the country on the ground, its children.
You’d think that if we were adults surrounding a building full of children and a five-alarm emergency sounded inside, we’d rush to the scene, but, from Uvalde, can…