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Friday, December 14, 2012

What is wrong with our country?

Another day, another mass killing. It's as heartbreaking as it is maddening. How have we come to this point? Like many of you I cannot begin to fathom the depth of evilness or the severity of mental illness that compels a human being to inflict such pain and hate on another. I'm no expert but it seems like the first things we need to do to turn this tide of violence are:
  1. Offer free mental health care for those who need it but can't afford it. It's not just their problem. All too often it becomes society's problem. I don't know if mental illness should or shouldn't be used as an excuse/reason for this kind of crime, but whatever your opinion it doesn't change that it may still be the cause.
  2. We also need to remove the stigma for those who can afford psychiatric help but choose not to seek it due to the negative consequences they may face professionally and personally if they admit they are somehow mentally ill.
  3. Create and enforce stricter gun control laws.
On this very dark day my thoughts and prayers are with those killed, their families and loved ones, and the emergency service personnel who have borne witness to the carnage firsthand. All are victims of today's shooting in Connecticut. May those who lost their lives rest in peace and their loved ones, someday, find peace and joy in their lives again. I simply can't begin to imagine the horror and loss people feel when someone they love has been taken from them in this manner. My tears are for all of you.

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