Monday, December 31, 2012

Another Mom speaks out -- 'saturation point'!

Yet another mother has finally reached her saturation point.  I must speak up.

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Karen Easter, winner of the 2012 TORREY ADVOCACY Award
Today I read yet another opinion letter on the evil, sinister, demon-filled Connecticut shooter.  The writer laments, “Let's be reasonable. Guns aren't the problem and never have been. The problem is the hearts of men.”  
To the writer, I would say this:
Second, serious mental illnesses are biologically based brain disorders, not heart problems.  
Third, it is opinions such as yours that perpetuate the stigma that human beings with serious and persistent mental illnesses are evil, sinister, demon-filled, horrible monsters. 
Now although I do believe evil exists in this world, I do not believe it is evil to be seriously mentally ill without opportunity or access to timely treatment. 
In fact, I believe the word evil better describes how our society has literally and intentionally turned our backs on the weakest of the weak and the sickest of the sick.  

It’s all in how you look at things. 
You see EVIL; I see LIVE.  
All human beings have a right to:

LIVE a life without delusions and hallucinations,
LIVE a life free of incarcerations for safety's sake,
LIVE in a real home, not under a bridge,
LIVE a life without constant hunger pangs,
LIVE a life connected to families and friends.

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