October 3, 2006

Connecting the dots

Desert Beacon suggests that perhaps our slashing of mental health services, as well as the stigma associated with mental illness, may have contributed to the three school shootings in recent days.

Given the random nature of these acts perhaps nothing could have prevented these three tragedies, but what an awful question to hang over communities already in grief -- was there something we could have done?

When our gubernatorial candidates tire of challenging each other's positions and practices in campaign finance, perhaps someone can get them to address the need for public mental health and social services funding in this state?
Regarding that last sentence, I've been hearing a lot of "I don't like either ONE of them." That's depressing.

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