Donald J. Trump: Good For Our Mental Health

Real estate tycoon Donald Trump flashes the thumbs-up as he arrives on stage for the start of the prime time Republican presidential debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The already questionable mental health of liberals and “Never Trumpers” deteriorates even further each and every time President Trump appears on television. With every tweet he fires off, heads explode. The mere mention of the man’s name could lead to a snowflake choking on a latte. It’s that bad. But, when you ask a professional, it seems Donald Trump is actually good for our mental health, particularly when it concerns Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Dr. Karen Ruskin, a psychotherapist and marriage and family therapist, appeared on The Palin Update radio program this past week to discuss mental health issues when dealing with our latest natural disasters. Dr. Ruskin made it clear that the way our leaders conduct themselves during such times goes a long way in shaping our well being. She contends President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Governors Abbott (R-TX) and Scott (R-FL) have answered the bell in this case.

“Not only is it important for leaders to step up during a time like this, it’s imperative,” said Ruskin. “I’m so thankful to see that is what’s going on. Our leaders by that very title, they are role models for us, and to see involvement reminds us of the importance of us getting involved too.” Americans have indeed come out in droves to help those impacted in Texas and Florida behind President Trump’s lead.

Dr. Ruskin stresses the importance of Americans seeing a leader like Trump getting involved and taking action. “It allows a sense of feeling stable and safe,” Ruskin said. “Our leader and our leaders are here for us. Come together and join in order to help. That’s what we should all be doing.”

Acting swiftly also makes a difference. Both Donald Trump and Mike Pence were in Texas right away after Harvey hit. Americans notice this. “(President Trump) is the take action type,” Ruskin said. “When you talk about swiftness, that just make sense within why in essence he is the President of the United States, because that’s what our country needed. Someone who’s interested in what’s going on in the country and takes action. So, now he’s shown that in this particular example. He’s showed it in other ways as well.”

These are traits President Trump has displayed before.

“That quality, that character, that interested and take action–that is something we’ve been seeing time and time again,” Ruskin said. Trump’s leadership during a time of crisis has served as a calming influence for citizens.

During her appearance on Mama Grizzly Radio, Dr. Ruskin also gives her thoughts on how to talk to children about weather disasters and she addresses how adults can cope as well, no matter how close or how far they are from the actual storms.

To hear the complete interview with Dr. Ruskin, visit

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