Clayton Cramer on fixing our mental health system
He has an article in PJ Media. It sounds quite convincing to me.
Problem I see here is our recent spat of psycho killers were quite affluent and by no description “Cast out/homeless on the Street”. One batch was upper class kids of Yuppies; two were living and visible in Academic. One a high ranking military medical officer; One was kept in the proverbial attic a’la Jayne Eyre by a very well-off mother.
The recent problems we all are dealing with come from Money, Class, and Proto Feminism within the Upper 2% Elite.
...Just my opinion.
Posted by: Mark-1 at February 21, 2013 05:46 PM
Much like we recognise that alcoholics have their enablers, the mentally ill often have enablers as well. People who make excuses for the mentally ill & cover their increasingly irrational behavior. Without this protective cocoon, their illness is recognised sooner; before there are piles of bodies.
One problem is that a judgement of mental illness has such profound effects, society is loath to use this remedy in all but the most profound cases. Even the Virginia Tech shooter was judged insane but the court withheld filing t he paperwork. Perhaps someone hoped for his recovery but it enabled a massacre.
What we need is some middle ground that encourages such people to seek help; Literally a honeypot to draw them in before they commit some act of desparation to get the help they need.
Posted by: Jay Dee at February 21, 2013 07:57 PM