Guns and mental health….when “doing something ” is not really doing anything

Hopeworks Community

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/10/18/months-of-deadly-mass-shootings-moving-mental-health-bills-forward-in-congress/

http://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/columnists/2015/10/17/too-many-guns-too-little-courage/74039728/

https://hopeworkscommunity.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/the-problem-with-the-murphy-bill-is-not-that-it-asks-too-much-it-settles-for-too-little/

Congress has a real opportunity. They have the ability not to solve two problems at once . Even for them that is unique. According to the first post linked above there is momentum towards passing a bill that will neither address gun violence or the real needs of the mental health system. And they will call it a victory.

They will ignore the issues of gun violence in this culture, the thousands of deaths every year, and pin it on the “seriously mentally ill”. If we just manage them better in essence it will all get better is what they will say…It would make you laugh if it didn’t make you cry.

The hope, and right now I think it is their best hope, is to raise the level of hysteria “to do something ” so high and so intense that questions you may have about what…

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