He was livid. I have never seen a reporter so angry. I am ok with that. I am not ok with his representation of the shooter or those with MH issues in general.
Fairly quickly he was tossing around statements like "We have to deal with these crazy people" or "These people are Nuts"
I was appalled. I thought, "whatever gains have been made in studying MH as it relates to these events" you (Chris Matthews) have managed to undo in 2 minutes.
Then I was angry. I am so tired of hearing about us. Listening to endless "professionals"
They never talk to us though, notice that?
It's grossly unfair to lump this shooter in with all of us and shows little understanding if they think all it was mental health.
We need to create an environment where people feel as comfortable coming forward with a diagnosis as we do with the flu. Watching the news I thought...if I were feeling desperate....why would I say anything...look at the reaction. He went on to say "We need to keep crazy people from getting guns"
It's both unsettling and scary to listen to a long time, fairly respected reporter go (using his words) NUTS on air I mean I actually thought, Geesh hope they don't read my blog lol
Why won't they talk to us? They make such far reaching generalizations that in the midst of tragedy we manage to knock down anyone even thinking of getting help
The sad part is this is becoming so common we have become numb to it It creates an environment that makes it hard to feel safe if you are struggling and need help
There isn't anything anyone can do to assure this doesn't happen again The truth is we have a long way to go to make treatment safe and accessible While that may not solve the problem, it can only help
Access to services
Simple as ABC or CVA