Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mental health Reform Needed Now

It is almost impossible for anyone to understand why the school massacre happened at Sandy Hook. It is time this country took seriously the identification and treatment of mental illnesses. We must modify the current over-reaching privacy and HIPPA related health care laws and allow mental health professionals, family doctors and family members who become concerned about a loved one to have quick and easy access to a 72 hour psych hold. We cannot afford to continue to squander chances to intervene before such unimaginable horrors occur. The recent headline, "Could school massacre be gun control tipping point?" should read "Could school massacre be mental health intervention tipping point?"

Friday, December 14, 2012

Why aren't schools locked down all the time?

They are talking on the news about how the schools in the district in CT have gone to lockdown following the shooting. Isn't that like closing the barn door after the horse runs off?

Wouldn't the schools be safer if they were locked all the time?

As a parent I would have no problem having to stop in a lobby or anteroom and speak to someone behind one of those security windows before being buzzed into the main building. A little determent could have saved a lot of lives today.

I'm going to speak with my Congressman and Superintendent of Schools. Maybe you should do the same.

Food for thought.

Who the F#$K hurts kids?

So some idiot decided it would be a good idea to walk into a school in Connecticut and shoot some people. Teenagers are found guilty of murdering a toddler. A dad kills his kids b/c he loses custody in a divorce.

What the hell is wrong with these people????

Even before I was 5 years old I had it ingrained in me that you don't hurt children.
Its about the worst moral sin you can possibly do, and yet we hear about it again and again.

I blame parents. As a parent I spend a fair amount of time teaching my kids good moral judgment skills. I doubt most parents do the same.

You should raise your children to understand that some things are just NOT DONE.
It bothers me so much that I have quit watching TV series after they hurt a fictional child.

Society needs to realize that until we raise a couple of generations that abhor violence to children, we are going to keep having whackos make the news for beating, raping, murdering children.

As a father I want to always keep my children safe, what do you do when someone attacks their school while you're at work?

I'm going to go throw up, excuse me.