Most students who committed deadly school attacks over the past decade were badly bullied
Yet the vast majority of students who were badly bullied never did anything but go on to live normal lives.
Society is much more tolerant of mental illness than in the past, such that it doesn't have any idea of what to do with the mentally ill. There were no school shootings (but one bombing) prior to the Community Mental Health Act of 1963. Do we want safe schools, or do we want free-range crazy people? More gun control laws won't fix anything.
posted on 11/07/2019 12:43:04 PM PST
("Every nation gets the government it deserves." -Joseph de Maistre)
Thanks for the lead about the Community Mental Health Act of 1963.
Only half of the proposed centers were ever built; none were fully funded, and the act didnt provide money to operate them long-term. Some states saw an opportunity to close expensive state hospitals without spending some of the money on community-based care. Deinstitutionalization accelerated after the adoption of Medicaid in 1965. During the Reagan administration, the remaining funding for the act was converted into a mental-health block grant for states. Since the CMHA was enacted, 90 percent of beds have been cut at state hospitals.
posted on 11/07/2019 12:59:08 PM PST
(not a noob, i just change my identity over the years...)
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