NYC offering public employees therapy to cope with Trump-induced stress

NYC offering public employees therapy to cope with Trump-induced stress
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Just in case you thought that liberals stop being snowflakes and grow up once they leave college, a story out of the Big Apple will disabuse you of any such misconcpetion. The New York Post reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio sent out an email Dec. 1 advising that the city’s “mental health resources that are available to [municipal] workers who are ‘feeling distressed or vulnerable following the election results.'”

“We have seen the concerns expressed on social media and we are monitoring them closely,” the email continued.

Since the election, Mayor de Blasio has been reassuring New Yorkers that his administration will work to protect them from potentially harmful polices that have been proposed by Trump over the past year — particularly on immigration.

Asked about the email, City Hall press secretary Eric Phillips said it was a show of care for employees’ well-being.

“The post-election period has been anxiety-producing for many people, understandably,” he said. “When you throw the holidays into that, it can be a very difficult time for those coping with mental health challenges.”

The article goes on to note that some 80% of city votes in the 2016 presidential election went to Hillary Clinton, which I frankly find surprising. I would have thought the former Senator from New York would have commandeered an even larger share of the vote.

As for the use of taxpayer-funded services to help New Yorkers deal with their depression over Trump’s victory, I was unable to find any record of such services being offered to the 15% of the population who suffered from Obama-induced stress in 2008.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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