I love strong, tattooed women.
To lighten the mood, here’s a picture that is simply delightful.
Let me preface this rant with, yes, this is a great tragedy and I’m not trying to belittle it in any way. My rant is not about the shooting itself, it’s about the reaction people are having to it. I’m sure someone else out there has realized this other than me, but I haven’t heard anyone talk about it. The proper response isn’t better gun control. If you really really want a gun, there are ways of getting one outside of the law. The answer isn’t putting “god” back in schools. A religious curriculum would not have prevented this tragedy. The answer, as I see it, is better mental health care and better awareness. The stigma of having a mental illness needs to be removed. There are far too many people who refuse to see a therapist because they believe that it means they’re weak. Many people don’t even want to admit that they have a problem because they don’t want to be seen as freaks or mentally unstable. Mental health care needs to be more accessible. I’m a decently well adjusted person (with bi-polar disorder) who finds it nearly impossible to see a psychiatrist. (In my own experience) they’re either not seeing new patients, tell you to call back on Monday, simply don’t answer the phone, don’t take your insurance, can only see you a month or so from now, charge a $50 fee for missing an appointment, or, if you do manage to see the doctor, you run the chance of getting one that just plain sucks. Last time I officially saw a psychiatrist it seemed that he didn’t listen to what I was saying and then he prescribed me a drug that made me freak the fuck out. The reason I haven’t been back to a doctor in over 3 years is a combination of the reasons I just listed. I ask you, what reason is there for this being so difficult? You should be able to see a psychiatrist as fast as you can see a doctor at an emergency clinic. A mental crisis can be just as serious as a physical one. The guy who shot those children could have benefited from proper mental health care. The accessibility of mental health care in this nation is atrocious.
The point of this whole rant is stop being idiots. Focus on what the real problem is. Also, there’s nothing you could have fucking done so stop blaming people.
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