Another boy was in pain
His father was abusive and arrested for it.
He was quiet and by himself according to reports
On his birthday, he snapped, and now two students are dead. (May they rest in peace and condolences to their families and friends)
He shot himself in the head and is gone.
It took a matter of minutes for politicians to play the blame game about gun violence
UPDATE: The gun was assembled from parts. It is referred to as a ‘ghost gun’.These are not tracked and hard to track according to the ATF.
I do not excuse this child for what he has done. I am pulling my hair out that again this is a child that was in emotional pain and did he get any mental health services? I am going to guess not.
However, we do not hear about mental illness. All we hear are guns, guns, guns. I am going to go out on a limb and say that a child that did not suffer from abuse and trauma would not have committed these horrific acts.
Now, there are going to be more students at Saugus High School who are going to experience PTSD, anxiety and trauma just going back to school to say nothing of the nightmares they will endure. Will there be that quality mental health assistance this country has failed at time and time again there to help every single one of them?
Approximately one in five teens (aged 12 to 18) suffer from at least one mental health disorder.
Now ask yourselves, what are the odds that another child is out there in pain ready to snap?
This was my therapy tonight. I am writing out of frustration and anger from what I saw on TV and the politicians and news people barley mention mental health. I get the need for reasonable gun laws.
When do we get the reasonable mental health ones to save our children? How much more anguish must we take before our leaders get enough counselors and psychologists to ALL SCHOOLS to try as hard as possible to prevent these needless acts?
Let me start by asking a favor from parents. Talk to your children next time you see them. Start with ‘How are you’ and see where the conversation goes.
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