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Ed. Note: Information here about “anyone experiencing a mental health, substance use, or suicidal crisis will be able to dial 988”. Also the DC Department of Behavioral Health’s Community Response Team can be contacted. They have a 24/7 hotline: 202-673-6495.”

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to reach out to spread the awareness about an unwell man in Navy Yard. As quick background, our dog was born with a medical condition and walks with a bad limp. We have been treating it since he was a puppy but there is nothing we can do until he is older. He’s given pain medicine (as needed) and is well taken care of and frequently sees the vet.

Last week, a man with blue hair approached my girlfriend while she was walking our dog and continuously commented on our dog’s leg. She asked him to leave her alone and was able to walk away.

This morning around 7:20 am, the man approached her again. He was screaming at her, followed her, kept trying to get close to her, and at one point even laid in the street. Read More


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“Dear PoPville,

I’ve had Kaiser for three years and have had an extremely difficult time trying to get help for mental health, specifically access to a therapist. Each time I try to access therapy they say that patients can not receive regular individual therapy services due to their “model” (in reality it is because they don’t have enough therapists for the number of members they have). Most recently, I completed an initial visit with a therapist who told me I could have my second appointment 3 months in the future and gave me a single book recommendation in the meantime. Read More

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