Sexual offenders come from all backgrounds, ages, socioeconomic and ethnic groups. The majority of offenses are committed by someone the victim knows. But often, people who commit sexual crimes are “lumped” into one category, which may also include their patterns of thinking and behaving. The point I’m making can be found on a website I found which discusses “The Mind of A Sex Offender” on one of their web pages. In my personal opinion, even though I have nothing against the organization or their mission, they have categorized sexual offenders by using the “he” pronoun. In addition, their webpage does not use words such as “might” or “possibly” when describing characteristics. Do you feel the characteristics described in this video are fact? Do you agree or disagree with the information provided? I’d love to read your comments.

Depression is a widespread issue in the U.S., affecting about 40 million adults. So how do we beat depression? Do dogs and pets help with depression and loneliness? Yes! My dog Lucky has been by my side through some tough and dark times over the last seven years, including federal probation, sex offender counseling, a divorce, and moving locations about nine times. Dogs have been known to reduce the blood pressure of their owners and are less likely to develop heart disease — just playing with dogs has been shown to elevate oxytocin and dopamine.

If you are on the sexual offense registry, living with a felony record, or you’re suffering from a “social death,” take a break and enjoy the outdoors with your pet. It does wonders by clearing your mind and allowing yourself a different vantage point.

The Outspoken Offender

Helping registered citizens and former inmates move beyond stereotypes and social ostracism.

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