All tagged Mental Health

Enact living wage to boost keiki health

Equally shocking is the fact that when reviewing 20 Western, industrialized countries, children in the United States are the ones least likely to survive long enough to attend kindergarten. The huge income differences and high poverty rate in the United States, compared to other wealthy nations, are the major responsible factors.

A living wage supports mental health

A living wage is an investment that pays off. Being able to cover our basic physiological and security needs is the basis for mental health. To enact a living wage is to invest in the mental and physical well-being of those who work hard to keep our economy going. It is an investment in the health of the community to which we all belong. It is also an expression of our responsibility to look out for each other.