If we as a nation can find billions to repair communities from natural disasters can we not find the money to properly fund mental health centers and programs?
Friday’s horror demands that proper mental health care become available and affordable to every family.
We as a nation, as a state, need to stand up and support funding for community based health care centers that have been systematically underfunded for years. Each budget cut in the past needs a second look, what will it cost to provide excellent services? To provide good services? To provide adequate services? How much will it cost to raise the providers to those levels? What is it worth to us as a society? What are we willing to pay? What level of potential risks are we willing to accept?
I hope that this is a discussion we are prepared to have. I hope that our elected officials, the media and all the opinion influencing organizations out there take a moment to pause for a precious few minutes to have a genuine, serious conversation and that we can move forward together on this critical issue.
While these have been my constant thoughts for the past two days, after reading this blog post http://anarchistsoccermom.blog… it underscored my feelings, thoughts and fears.
In the memory of those twenty children and those brave women who died protecting them can we not have this conversation?