Ed Driscoll

They'll Come To Your Emotional Rescue



Now up on Drudge:

NANNY STATE: GOVERNMENT WEBSITE TO WARN OF SADNESS/CRYING OVER ECONOMY
Mon Mar 30 2009 18:43:56 ET

The U.S. government is set to offer an online emotional rescue kit!

"Getting Through Tough Economic Times" will launch Tuesday with a media push across all platforms.

The site is meant to help people identify health concerns related to financial worries.

The feds will warn of depression, suicidal thinking and other serious mental illnesses. It will raise warning flags for: Persistent sadness/crying; Excessive anxiety; Lack of sleep/constant fatigue; Excessive irritability/anger.

The guide will be available starting at midnight at http://www.samhsa.gov/economy.

Early April Fools’ Day joke? Real? Who can tell these days? Though one thing for sure–Oprah’s candidate has thoroughly internalized Oprah’s own melodramatic worldview.

Update: Real, apparently–or as real as anything coming out of DC right now.