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Beautifully written, Ms. Bishop. Your words and the insights you shared touched me at my core. I believe you have put your finger, or mouse as the case may be, on the root cause of many of our social ills. This one observation (pattern) says it all: "Almost all had come from perilous childhoods: neglect, abandonment, abuse."

Your final paragraph reminds me of a quote by Captain Mark Kelly, "Behind every victim lies a matrix of our society's approach to poverty, violence and mental illness."

Thank you for the life-changing work you are doing and for creating awareness about this important issue. I hope Ms. Tippett interviews you for one of her shows :-)