I don't know about solutions, but I'm at least going to make a post I made in another thread about the type of problems we have to overcome: ----- I suffer from depression and anxiety myself, ranging from barely manageable to bouts of the level of panic attacks and being unable to get out of bed and do anything.
On the societal level I've experienced everything from being called lazy (because of course feeling like totally fucking shit is "laziness"), and asked why I "don't just get over it already" (if only it were that easy), to being abandoned by friends and even my girlfriend because "I'm too depressing/they're tired of hearing about my problems", even as the times I'm really down are when I needed that support the most (gee, I'm so sorry my life isn't sunshine and rainbows for you, if you're tired of hearing about it, imagine what it's like having to actually live it). On the therapy side I've been belittled and treated condescendingly to the point of actually being physically abused and threatened by a bunch of dipshit police officers and therapists who simply could not accept that the initial therapist I dealt with was mistaken that I was suicidal and it was their forced, unwanted "treatment" that is what was upsetting me, so my attempts to get the hell out of a fucking scary situation were threatened with involuntary sedation, restraint, and hospital admittance.
And I'm the type of mentally ill person who is non-violent and fully sane in the sense of not experiencing dissociative thoughts or behavior. Now imagine trying to treat someone or society dealing with someone who is violent and/or experiences breaks from reality. -----
AbsolutesNichtsFeatured By OwnerJan 4, 2013Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think he was just rejected by the ones he wanted to be noticed. this and other influences like the asperger probably caused this disaster ...
i'm sick of Hearing this "i am soooo depressed" if it has a reason like familiar tragedies or illness okay, but some People just Need to get their ass together.
and it's not that Special that someone runs out to kill someone, even their own Family - in tv there recently have been several reportings of Family fathers who killed their Family because they (f.e.) lost their Job and thought they would be ashamed by that and there was no other way because they could not feed them anymore.
biggest shit ever, i don't get it. if it wasn't because of some Kind of illness, there is no reason or better - at least, explanation - for this.
What evidence is there that he was mentally ill? The massacre of 26 people including his own mother? Nothing else he did before this massacre sounds much different than ordinary adolescents to me. To you? Depression? Anxiety? RLY! Asberger's isn't a disease, and it's totally subjective. It just means social awkwardness. How many of us have that? C'mon don't be shy! So aside from the actual crime I don't see how we're supposed to "red flag" this kid. He wasn't crazy until after he murdered- and if we're just going to call every person who acts on a sudden urge inside their own head by killing people as 'crazy' then we're kind of in trouble don't you think? If guns weren't so accessible he wouldn't have been able to do much more than punch a hall monitor or throw some desks.