Sandy Hook

18 Dec

In light of this horrific tragedy that took place on the morning of December 14, in a quaint CT town, I will write about that.
A very sick young man took the lives of twenty children, and eight adults, himself included. It shocked the World. Before the families of the deceased even knew if their children were gone, the Internet exploded with EVERYONE’S opinions on this shooting. Gun laws should be changed, some said. Others said guns should be illegal. But what really needs to happen first, mourn the victims, pray for all involved, helping this small town to recover as best as it can. We then need to look into what our country has to offer for mental health care. Mental health care in our country can be almost non-existent to those without insurance. And for those with insurance, there may be run arounds. Many times mentally ill people will be handed a prescription, and that is it. While prescriptions are helpful, there needs to be a continuing plan that includes therapy. Medications will not help people work through the feelings they have. I am not saying every mentally ill person will shoot out a school, because that is just not the case. But there are the few who do have violent tendencies and sometimes through no fault of there own. They are ill, some hear voices. I have personal experience with this. My second cousin suffers many mental ailments, and she heard voices. They told her to do harm to herself. Luckily, she expressed this, and she was able to get help. But had she just let the voices control her, she would not be here today. She is not a normal case though. She is basically a child of the state. She has 24 hour supervision. Most people who are mentally ill do not. So instead of arguing on social networks about gun control, which will do no good, be proactive. Research, write to our “government”, help those who need it. We need to have mental health care available to everyone. But debating all this on social networks won’t do a damn thing. You need to actually get off your computer and do something.
I challenge you all to do something nice for someone. It does not matter what, just a nice gesture. A smile, a quick hello, holding the door. It can be anything, it may seem small to you, but it could mean the world to the person.
“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you”. ~Mother Teresa

1 Timothy 6:11 NIV …pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.


2 Responses to “Sandy Hook”

  1. sodaliteandrunes December 18, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    I agree. Just yesterday i needed to seek assistance from a counselor due to many stressful things in my life, this incident included. Since we have very little income, I could not go because I couldnt afford $175 that it would have been since i have a $2700 deductible. Eventually ill apply for state insurance and get the help i need…isnt that sad when you worked to pay for insurance and yet you cant afford to pay the deductible? Health care needs to be seriously addressed in this country and in others as well.

    • flowermama December 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

      I appreciated reading your thoughts on this topic. I like the challenge you gave to do something nice to someone. ♥ That quote by Mother Theresa is so good. Thanks for sharing. {{hugs}}

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