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Dec 16, 2012 greyeyedgirl56 commented on I Am Adam Lanza's Mother.
President Obama, promised the nation that it is time to take a look at why this keeps happening. Well, President Obama, please take a look at our mental health situation in this country. Open up a dialogue on Mental Health issues, that have long been stimgitized in the U.S. Prison is not the answer. I have mental health issues myself, generalized anxiety disorder, and PTSD. When I was 18, I tried to commit suicide. My parents intervened, and for the next 20 years, I was mis-diagnosed, given all sorts of pharmacetical remedys. This is not a political issue. I sat and watched the shootings at Sandy Hill...and of course the shooter had mental health issues. Who in their right mind would do something like that. I am doing well now, but I had to fight tooth and nail for the right therapist, group, and treatment center. I was fortunate enough to find a therapist who worked with DBT, and EMDR. I am on a mild anti-anxiety medication from a knowledgable pschiatrist. When are we going to take the stigma out of mental health? When? Until we do something about this , we will keep asking "why". Thank you Michael's mother who wrote this article. Please, lets open up our eyes and our hearts to those who suffer from mental illness. It is no different than cancer or diabetes. And look at all the funding that goes into that. I pray that this does not become a political issue of gun control...another gridlock in our society. I will pray for Michael, and our nation, to finally look into the real problems that we have.