Chronic Pain is More Than A Personal Problem

Image: A white woman sits on a bed in pajamas, her arms clutched around her midsection in pain. Image … Read More

Inequality and Access to Mental Health Care

Image: A black woman sits on the floor, leaning against a sofa, in a low-lit room. Her head is … Read More

Global Rise in Negative Emotions including Pain

Books by Steven Pinker and Hans Rosling, among others, and reports from the World Bank and the UN, all argue … Read More

The Global Refugee Crisis and its Resolution

By 2020 the UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) reported 71 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, half of whom qualify … Read More

Website Overview

This site is the new home for Ron Anderson’s website World Suffering & Compassionate Relief of Suffering.  Ron Anderson, an … Read More

Where in the World is Suffering Extreme?

The Gallup World Poll reveals the worst pockets of global suffering. On … Read More

The Intractable Suffering of the Homeless

Abstract To those living within the central zones of large cities worldwide, homelessness has become a common way of being. Read More

Addiction, Despair, Meaning and Purpose

  Like a bomb explosion, the number of American deaths from opioid abuse has quadrupled in four years to … Read More

Healing a Hate Filled World

Hate and hatred describe extreme dislike at a deep emotional level. Anything can be the object, but we suffer most … Read More

The Golden Rule Outlaws Identity Politics

Do you allow the ‘Golden Rule’ to rule your life? Or do you let the pursuit of gold consume your … Read More