Sunday, January 9, 2011

and another thing

As I continue to process all that has transpired here in Tucson, I search for reason and solutions.
It's plain to see that the young man who "allegedly" went on this rampage has a deeply troubled mind- and that his actions in the previous years have been clear indications of someone who needed mental health support.

My heart goes out to all who have been touched by this tragedy- I personally know more than one of the wounded. Fine people, going about their business, in their attempt to make this world a better place. In the coming days the shock of the events in Tucson will slowly diminish- and we will continue our lives as before-

However- My hope is that during the healing process we can also see and acknowledge that our services for the mentally ill are inexcusably underfunded - and that in the healing period that follows our priorities for funding are re-examined- with a concentration on helping our troubled citizens find the wellspring of healing that they -(and we as human beings and as participants in modern society)- so desperately need.



Pagano DesignWorks said...

I've been thinking along these same lines. I have a relative that could be in this boat. His mom can't really do much. It is frightening.

This state has MUCH it can do and learn from this event. I hope we do.

Whskr & Dash Kitten said...

I agree 200% because mental illness cannot be 'seen' it is not acknowledged. People don't know how to cope with it - what to do for the best for themselves and the people concerned.

It is vitally important that funding for meidical care is available to all, across the whole spectrum of disease and illness.

My thoughts are with Tuscon now and your Representative, an honourable and valued member of her community.



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