Comments for: To stop future mass killers, treat mentally ill children

Posted Dec. 25, 2012, at 2:33 p.m.

President Barack Obama was right when he said after the Newtown, Conn., massacre that America had not done enough to keep its children safe. He closed his comments by reading the names of the 20 first-graders killed in the slaughter. Newtown’s story turns up one more child who may have …

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  • Anonymous

    Regardless of his condition, Lanza’s main problem was that his family had sequestered him and his socialization was that of a very immature, childish individual. It’s since come out the the finally was financially well-off so funding the necessary counseling should not have been a problem.

    • jersey

      Exactly. But good counseling. Not one of these passive feel bad for him counselors. One who has the ba!!s to teach him to be who he should be.

  • jersey

    One of our biggest problems is the over treatment of ‘mentally ill children’. So many kids are on so many mind altering drugs. Ninety percent of their families have been reported to DHS for family issues. Drugs, alcohol, violence. No truancy laws. I work with kids and I see so many parents who yell at the school because their kid is missing days and somehow it is the schools fault that the child is failing. Or the parent, who is drug addicted themselves, cant figure out why Johnny cant sit still after sucking down Monster drinks before school and they put him on Ritalin so then he is taking uppers then downers then uppers and then He freaks out and becomes violent but teachers cant touch him and if they do they get sued. Be a parent. This woman did nothing for her son. She absolutely did not treat his autism with the basic behavioral strategies that are proven effective. She allowed his mind to become twisted and allowed him to become segregated and I, for one, am tired of it being blamed on everyone else. People need to stop being so blaming and start being functioning members of society and then demand their children do the same. If anything children are over diagnosed and given excuses for their behavior way too often.

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