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3rd Ward, 12 Noon-Prayer Meeting Today (Rain or Shine)

Mentally Ill Mother Cried Out for Help, Before She Killed Her Children

“Family, Friends, Business and Professionals Must Share The Blame”

thThe tragic murder of children at the hands of their mother (Sheborah Thomas) in 3rd Ward is the responsibility of the entire community, those like myself who reside in 3rd Ward as well as the ones that had any contact with Ms. Thomas or the children. Ms. Thomas was a mother, who regardless of what has happened in the recent deaths of her 2 young children was reaching out and all of the signs and symptoms of a major mental illness episode were I place, but no one responded in the right manner to ensure that she would not harm herself or someone else….in this case the Children. The one fact that professionals are trained to address ” is the person capable of harming themselves or someone else”? This international WHO definition can be used as a measure for anyone, trying to understand at what level you begin the process for understanding Mental Health, not Mental Illness.

The World Health Organization defines Mental Health as

“a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life,

can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”.

As a National Certified Therapist, engaged with trying to educate individuals and organizations about the reality of mental illness and addiction, this case will be another classic one where all involved need to be aware of why we have such a clear definition and the need for “intervention”. Whether it is family, friends, business or professionals we must all share the blame for the tragic murders of these innocent souls. Today, we will Pray at the Site of the Tragedy at 12 Noon in Third Ward (Rain o Shine)..

kids-drowned-by-motherWhat/Why: Prayer Vigil For Tragedy

When: Tuesday, August 16th, 12 Noon (Rain or Shine)

Where: 3rd Ward, 3100 Tierwester (Site of Murders)

We are inviting members of the Third Ward Community Cloth “Spirituality” Thread and General Membership, the Houston Ministers Against Crime, Change Happens and any other groups at want to see these types of incidents end ASAP. For more information please contact: Rev. Dr. Robert M. Gilmore, Sr. NCC, LPC-S, LCDC (Co-Chair Spirituality Thread, 3rd Ward Cloth).(281-546-8168) or

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3rd Ward, 12 Noon-Prayer Meeting Today (Rain or Shine)