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originally posted by: carewemust
February 15, 2018
Every time there's a mass shooting in America...particularly one where young people are involved, there's an outpouring of emotions, and cries to "DO SOMETHING!" But after a few weeks, those demands go silent....until the next mass shooting.
While mass-shootings of young people, by young people, are big headline grabbers, the BIGGER LOSS to families each year is from SUICIDE. Every year, an average of 4,600 (yes..4,600!) young Americans, between the ages of 10 and 24, intentionally kill themselves! And most times, the suicide is not reported by the hometown newspapers, and there are no announcements to students in school. It's tragic.
Source for Statistic: www.cbsnews.com...
Since MENTAL ILLNESS is the primary cause of mass-shootings, it must ALSO be mental illness that triggers the majority of suicides amongst young people in America. (Commonality)
Rather than discussing gun-control measures, or throwing addictive medications at young people, why can't resources be devoted to isolate what traits (or genes?) make a person more suseptible to Mass Murders, or Suicides?
According to the World Health Organization, there are 3,000 suicides EVERY DAY on the planet. If humankind can pool resources to develop a TREATMENT/CURE that prevents people from wanting to end their own life, it's logical that this treatment can also reduce mass-murders too, since they're both tied to a MENTAL ILLNESS. (N/A those with terminal illnesses.) What do you think ATS? Can we fix two big problems with one CURE?