Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Treating mental illness instead of ignoring it and hoping it will take care of itself will make this A Better Mid-South. (thanks, Memphis!)
Editorial by WMC Action News 5 General Manager Tracey Rogers:
This week has been a particularly tough week for anyone who works in the broadcasting field.
Like you, we watched in horror as two journalists were gunned down on live tv this week in Roanoke, Virginia.
The pain we have felt for our fallen brother and sister is immense and has shined a bright light on the issue of mental illness.
We know firsthand the damage of mental illness to a community.
I believe many of the violent crimes we report on can be linked back to struggles with mental illness.
There are excellent sources of help in our community.
If you know someone who needs this kind of help, do not hesitate to make that call.
Treating mental illness instead of ignoring it and hoping it will take care of itself will make this A Better Mid-South.
Posted by Karen Easter, Mental Health Advocate for Assisted Outpatient Treatment at 3:41 PM