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Dec 16, 2012 labs commented on I Am Adam Lanza's Mother.
Thank you so much for posting this - I couldn't possibly agree more with your statement that what we need now, more than anything, is a real and compassionate discussion about how we should be treating mental illness in this country. As things stand right now, we do little to nothing for this very vulnerable (and large!) portion of the population, and the results are disastrous to families and the rest of society as well.

I have launched a petition on the white house site to ask the current administration to consider reexamining our current mental health system as a method for helping prevent future tragedies of this nature. Please consider signing it and passing it along. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitio…
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Dec 16, 2012 labs commented on I Am Adam Lanza's Mother.
Thank you so much for posting this - I couldn't possibly agree more with your statement that what we need now, more than anything, is a real and compassionate discussion about how we should be treating mental illness in this country. As things stand right now, we do little to nothing for this very vulnerable (and large!) portion of the population, and the results are disastrous to families and the rest of society as well.

I have launched a petition on the white house site to ask the current administration to consider reexamining our current mental health system as a method for helping prevent future tragedies of this nature. Please consider signing it and passing it along. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitio…
Dec 16, 2012 labs joined My Stranger Face
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Dec 16, 2012 labs commented on I Am Adam Lanza's Mother.
Thank you so much for writing this - i couldn't possibly agree more. I've been having the same conversation with my friends and colleagues since this latest tragedy occurred. I really do feel that what we need now is a real discussion about mental illness, and how we are failing so many people and families in need. To this end I created a White House petition, but right now it's not taking off. If this piece resonates with you, please consider signing it.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitio…

I do hope that if anything positive can come from the horrors that we have been witnessing, it's that we finally start treating mental illness as everyones' problem, not just the territory of the families who try to care for their loved ones. No society can be healthy and whole that feels that it's appropriate to allow these tormented individuals fall through the cracks until they either wind up in jail or worse.
 

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