Where are the Solutions?
Eighteen children are dead in Connecticut. Details are still unraveling, and of course social media and blogs are completely clogged with ideas.
Is it gun availability? A culture of violence? A stigmatization of mental health?
My personal opinion is, it’s a combination of many different factors. And there is only one way to find a solution: to talk about them.
Three years ago, there was a shooting at a university in my hometown. My first thought was “let’s not talk about gun control right after a shooting”. My views on that have changed… it is time to talk about issues, and for all sides to work together on preventing these things from happening.
Personally, I want to focus on increasing availability of mental healthcare. But we have to discuss, not just defend opinions.