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Dec 19, 2012 nichellealderson joined My Stranger Face
Dec 19, 2012 nichellealderson commented on Watch President Obama's Comments Today About Gun Control.
I am so grateful that this conversation is on the table. I support change!

I’d like to also suggest that rather than waiting until the children exhibit symptoms of trauma, all of the children (and adults for that matter) should seek individual and/or group counseling. By the time symptoms are recognized and appointments have been scheduled, people (children especially) have already experienced an unnecessary amount of continued trauma and self torment as they process/cope in their own way. Individual coping skills will vary depending upon the individual and a collection of their past experiences, therefore it is not safe to assume that any individual (both child and adult) is equipped with the skills and support necessary to heal. Too many people are slipping through the cracks as a result.

I believe that every person exposed to severe trauma should receive therapy to ensure that healthy coping skills are being developed and to ensure that no one goes unnoticed and untreated. Our problems as a society stem from a collaboration of failed systems… the mental health system, the child welfare system, and the prison system unfortunately tend to coincide far too often.

Guns should be extinct by now. We can do way better than this…Nothing is out of the hands of the people anymore.

I pray for peace on our planet.

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