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My stepmother's always been a bit wacky, but she's gotten worse. She forbade me from buying fantasy books a long time ago, but she used to just confiscate them and put them in a box for me to bring back home (I only live with them during the summer). When I was 14 she burned them in a bonfire while screaming "in the name of Jesus!" (my dad and her got in a huge fight after that) I'm sixteen now and she's gotten even worse. She's now going to a snake-handling church. I'm actually concerned she's going to get bit and die. I don't like her, but I know my dad loves her. I don't want her to get killed. What should I do?

Hi Alyssa,
There really nothing you can do, other than try to talk to her. In itself, having extreme religious beliefs would not be a mental illness. Snake handling is protected as part of freedom of religion in many places. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are 7000 to 8000 snake bites a year only about 10 result in deaths. What you can do is find out where the closest hospital that keeps anti-venom is located. Venom 1 maybe able to tell you that.  Sorry I can not be of more help.


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My area of interest is in personality and abnormal psychology. In addition to basic personality and abnormal psychology, I am fascinated with sexual and gender identity disorders.


This is my major area of study and I have hands-on experience with teens & adults.

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I hold a AS from Eastern Conn. State Univ. and a BA from Trinity College, Hartford Ct. both in Psycology. I also have 11 other professional certifications.

I have received 31 awards for various activities. My writings have been published in ?The Other Voice? and other publications. I had my original music published, licensed and recorded by David Kaye. I was a guest on CyberRadio & TV and many other talk radio programs. I welcome interviews and I am willing to act as a technical advisor to various media.

I am single and have resided in Hartford, Ct. since 1976. I have no children. I am a political conservative with libertarian leanings and a registered Republican. I am a Roman Catholic.

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