Or rethink these medications that so many of them are found to be on during the time when they commit these crimes.<quoted text>
Sad world, isn't it. We must always be aware of our surroundings. Many mentally ill patients were released from inpatient facilities into communities. I worked in that field for awhile, and I used to see former inpatients leering at young girls going into a restaurant when I lived up North. One particular individual was violent, and I had witnessed his behaviors, including assault on clinicians working with him. The mental health facilities closed and we all needed to set a goal of "community reintegration." In reality, it was because it cost too much money to house these patients. That's part of the problem. Inpatient mental health facilities do not hold patients for long term...usually only 2-4 weeks. That doesn't cure schizophrenia. Many of the "shooters" recently had severe mental illness, most likely schizophrenia. Adam Lanza and the Colorado shooter certainly exhibited the symptoms. Maybe we ought to rethink institutions for the severely mentally ill.
We've been complacent about allowing doctors to 'medicate' children for far too long. Many times all these children need is a a parent that KNOWS how to be a parent. They also need a parent that isn't scared half to death to punish their child. Instead, these parents are told my 'medical personnel' that they have a magic pill... Now look where these magic pills have gotten us?
I cut my own switch more times than I could count growing up and I never needed any magic pills to make me behave...
Times have changed.. Now we get to suffer for what we've created.