How many more children must die while a blind eye is turned to kids’ mental health?

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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7 thoughts on “How many more children must die while a blind eye is turned to kids’ mental health?

  1. I really think that there needs to be a two pronged approach of both gun control and better mental health services for kids.
    I guess coming from a British perspective we don’t have the same gun culture – so it can be a bit inconceivable that tighter restrictions weren’t put in place after the first school shooting.
    But I know of a lot of our teens that are traumatised by losing classmates to suicide; and sometimes I wonder how many of the road accidents were truly accidental. Even with universal healthcare it is too stretched when it comes to mental health and there are too many teens that fall through the cracks with lengthy waiting lists and then being transferred services.

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  2. I agree with your point about how frustrating it is that mental health is not discussed. But a lot of people suffer from mental health and they don’t see the answer as shooting up a school. It’s a tough one 😦
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    1. I absolutely agree with you. However, it really does depend on the environment they’re in, the severity of the illness and what’s going on in their head. I think it’s a very small percentage of the overall mental health problem we’re having with our children.

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    1. I wish your system wasn’t ignoring it but we’re understaffed, undermanned, way underfunded and it’s almost like you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop and praying it doesn’t. Thanks for your comment

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  3. The recent school shooting was so sad. I heard a lot of my friend’s father’s coworkers having to leave work to go to that school to make sure that their kids are OK. It really hit close to home. It is so sad that the boy was pushed to this point. It is definitely important to know signs before something like this happened. I always do a mental health check at work to make sure that people are provided with the resource they need.

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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