Link for video: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a44_1400927090
The above story is a tragedy and was preventable had we a medical delivery system geared to prevent such tragedies by being proactive. Our medical system has no solutions to prevent mass shootings despite glaring red flags and in this case a public call for help.
Furthermore, what is maddening is the morbid replay of discussions around gun control that follow these too frequent mass shootings by young white males.
It is sad that guns are being blamed by proxy. Again the larger picture of mental illness and the failure to recognize or treat these disorders are ignored. It is mental illness and our delivery system that is at issue not guns.
Furthermore, as Americans we should ask, are we getting mental health from the most expensive healthcare delivery system in the world? NO. Sadly, Elliot Rodgers fate was sealed by our system of failure to deliver mental health. #ElliotRodger
The irony: In-patient hospitalization was indicated based on the video. Yesterday, Justina Pelletier did not celebrate her 16th birthday with her family but rather behind bars–psychiatric bars that each day increase her at risk of such a tragic outcome.
Solution? Gun Control vs Mental Health. Prevent mental illness by promoting health.
An infrastructure of health with compassion, empathy and competence will reduce mass shootings, domestic violence, and child abuse as well as improve health and decrease costs of healthcare. The US medical delivery system is failing Americans when we are in need of mental health. In many instances, our system creates mental illness, for example, Justina Pelletier case.
Mass shootings result from Failure to Listen: Our mental health system is BROKEN. ALL EYES should focus on the providers of that system until it is FIXED!