Originally Posted by Bo's Pelini
Here's a novel idea:
How about we take mental disorders more seriously? Most of these shooters are on some sort of anti-depressant. It's amazing how we dismiss a mental disease it's really no different than say diabetes.
Guns aren't the problem.
I agree with this. I am a mental health professional and it amazes me how many people have a negative stigma about their psychological issues and instead of working on them, they just pop a pill.
Do you guys realize that there are physicians out there that give anti-depressants and other medications to 3 and 4 year olds to treat what they think is bipolar disorder. But in actuality these kids are, well, being kids acting appropriate for their age. Part of the blame is also on the parents for being so inept that they immediately take their child to receive medications for "misbehaving" when in actuality the parents are poor at their responsiblities and instead of taking the time to deal with it, they pop in a medication, which is essentially like sweeping the issue under the rug, unfortunately they aren't sweeping the correct issue under the rug to begin with.