awarenesscrpdThe hunt is on for the person or persons responsible for the attack at the Boston Marathon.  I have full confidence that the FBI will find who is responsible, and, now I begin to wonder. Will mental illness be a topic of discussion?

When we do find the individual(s) who pioneered the attack, we might have an opportunity for the door to be open for a discussion on mental health awareness.  But, will we take it?

With all the emphasis on gun control, I’ve come to realize that mental health awareness is not being fairly addressed, nor will it be.  Until, maybe now.

It is possible that the person(s) involved in the attack on Monday suffer some form of mental illness.  If so, I can only hope we can use this opportunity to have a platform to discuss our current lack of funding and education on mental health awareness in our country.

Like I said, we have chances to discuss this issue,  and we have unnecessary deaths that can potentially be prevented in the future, if we take a good hard look at the mental health history of people involved in atrocities like Boston.

Awareness image available from Shutterstock

 


Comments


View Comments / Leave a Comment

This post currently has 0 comments.
You can read the comments or leave your own thoughts.

Trackbacks






    Last reviewed: 18 Apr 2013

APA Reference
Loberg, E. (2013). Boston – Mental Health Awareness?. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 11, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2013/04/17/boston-marathon-bombing-mental-health-awareness/

 

Inside the Insane
Check out Erica's book,
Inside the Insane

Subscribe to this Blog: Feed

Recent Comments
  • ellen: How about I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder but no longer have any symptoms? Do we ever get undiagnosed?...
  • Erica Loberg: Katy, your mental illness will never define you.. it might be hard with all the cultural and societal...
  • Katy: I couldn’t agree more. I was diagnosed with bipolar I just a few months ago and when I disclosed to my...
  • Ward Thomas: Check out e-prime on the problems caused by using “be” verbs.
  • Erica Loberg: You are absolutely right and I am glad you pay attention to language and get the significance of the...
Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter

Find a Therapist
Enter ZIP or postal code



Users Online: 12240
Join Us Now!