Should We Trust the Mentally Ill?
We've seen the tragedies of the school shootings, always turns out "mentally ill/unstable/has some kind of problem person is responsible...we have read stories like "I am Adam Lanza's Mother" and have our own stories to share of other mentally ill people. I had a woman who lived behind me who, because she didn't take her meds, stabbed her husband to death, drowned her two children, and then tried killing herself. Im sure some of you know a story or two.
But the question is, how can we trust the mentally ill? After all there is a problem afflicting their mental capacity, so most have a Rx, get it filled and are instructed how to take it. But aren't they mentally ill? How are we trusting them to take their pills on their own? The consequences are too large and unknown when or how to happen if they "slip up" or the voice in their head tells them throw them in the trash...So how do we monitor that they ARE taking their pills, they ARE maintaing sufficient treatment through therapy so they can be trusted in the outdoors? Should there be an injection form that they must appear every so often to insure they're are being treated? OR should we just simply say hey its their life, cant tell them what to do...and take the chance of another tragedy to happen...?
***this post is about the mentally ill with a history of threats and/or violence.