Sunday, December 15, 2013

COMMENTARY: Mentally ill deserve help, not judgment

A crazed lunatic opens fire at a mall or a school before turning the gun on himself. People ask, “Why did this sicko bring a gun to a mall, only to in the end turn it on himself?”
When I hear reporters ask “Why,” I want to shake them. It is frustrating that reporters are uninformed about mental health. In many cases, the answer is untreated or inappropriately treated mental disorders.
Read the entire commentary by Tricia Baker here:
http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20131215/OPINION02/312150006

Then read about her organization Attitudes In Reverse (AIR) here:
http://www.attitudesinreverse.org/


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