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SHOOTING: Mental illnesses aren’t all the same

Letter by Patricia A. Mills, Spanaway on Dec. 19, 2012 at 11:17 am with No Comments »
December 19, 2012 12:54 pm

With the horror of the shootings in Connecticut, mental illness and the difficulty in getting treatment is getting a lot of exposure. I just wish that all forms of mental illness were not being painted with the same brush.

I have suffered with depression for many years. The only person I’m likely to harm is myself. I know many other people with the same problem, but right now, I feel like I’m one of those being blamed for murders, just about daily.

To say that a person has a mental illness is just too general. Yes, all form of mental illness would benefit from treatment that is easier to obtain and afford. But we’re not all mass murderers.

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