So sad for everyone involved. Another shooting in the States, this time at Texas A&M. Apparently the shooter had mental health issues in the period leading up to yesterday’s tragic event. I hesitate to post this; I don’t want anyone to think that people with mental illness are all dangerous. Two things seem clear to me after too many of these stories: (1) better gun control is required (sorry NRA) and (2) we all need to watch out for each other and ensure that everyone has access to terrific mental health resources. If a colleague, friend, neighbour or family member is mentally under the weather it is our responsibility to make sure they seek AND GET the necessary help. I’m not an expert by any means but I will commit to learning more so I can help the people around me. I will commit to taking the mental health first aid course offered in Kelowna this fall through CMHA.
If you’re interested in finding out more about mental health, start here.
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