4 thoughts on “Newtown Connecticut Shooting and Mental Health – Its Time To Talk

  • December 17, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I can understand how hard it would be a single mother fight for teen children hurt by family broken. It is so hard to remove the hatred from a smart, sensitive inter-personality teenager child.
    So I think it should be a law, divorced parent with teenager 12- 20 enforced to pay for children psychology consultation fee for at least one year! It is a serious problem.
    A lessons learned: it is important to educate your children since they are baby: any unsuccessful is not others fault. It is the consequence of your own decision.
    Another lessons learned: let your boy cried out the depression, never told your boy “man is not cry”, it is rarely to see a woman shoot the anger out.

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  • December 18, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    It turns out that the mother’s “plan” included poorly home schooling (Noting the difference between Good homeschooling)that included a socially awkward young man to a shooting range for target practice.

    That asside, I still am waiting for the conversation about the use of drugs that cause and increase in “suicidal and homicidal thoughts (ideations)”, require doctors to “test for bipolar” (which we know is one of the hardest things to detect), and “keep in constant contact with caregivers to observer for abnormal behaviors.” We have 10 million people taking drugs where “Mania” is one of the FDA recognized side affects. When are we going to admit that means that at 1%, there are 100,000 people out there with mortal thoughts?

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  • December 22, 2012 at 1:11 am

    I think we should approach the issue with more than one solution — take a shotgun approach to use a bad analogy.

    One solution would be to increase awareness of mental health issues — including presenting the statistics so all of us aren’t stigmatized. I think the public needs to be educated. Free advertising from the Ad Council, that sort of thing.

    Another solution is to cut into gun sales. Less guns = less shootings.

    Security guards may be a third solution.

    There are probably other solutions.

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  • May 17, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I just think that everyone is missing one of the main points: the mental health (or lack thereof) of the children involved in torturing other kids at school. Why do we not recognize that there is something wrong with the ideations on which so much bullying, hate, violence, and crime are based? Everyone is different from everyone else. There is NO excuse for abusing a person because he or she is different. I’m not saying that abusive peers “deserve” to be hurt, but abusive people should not be allowed to continue to think that their words, thoughts, and deeds are without consequence to other people AND to themselves.

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