posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 06:47 PM
After countless discussions about the shooting in Arizona, I realized we haven't really discussed the Issue.
I had a long conversation today with someone who is known to have mental disorders. The person has been in psyche wards due to court orders, and has
history of drug abuse, and once attempted to take their own, or someone elses life during a frantic occurance which lead to the court ordered psyche
ward. The person has been released from the ward, and has been prescribed to drugs, and to date, has barely been able to hold their job.
Todays conversation had to do with this person wanting to purchase a gun. They said they wanted to get an AK-47, and I told them that its probably
not the best idea. They then continued to say that they were going to get a glock. This person being rather young, once again I said, not the best
idea. They insisted they spoke with their mother who said it wasn't such a bad idea, but that an AK is too big for them, though a glock would be ok.
I doubt the mother had this conversation with this person, mainly because I know the mother, and she wouldn't condone such things because she knows
her child is too mental for a firearm. This person is a compulsive liar, and just about everything out of their mouth is not worth listening to, as
its complete BS.
I don't know how much further I can stretch this story with useful information, so I'll get to the point..
How do we acknowledge the warning signs of a person who may be contemplating serious actions, without violating their personal space, or their rights?
The conversation of the guns ended with this person saying, "I'm on the verge of something.." The fact this compulsive liar couldn't finish their
thought of what they are on the verge of is what made me think that they were/are on the verge of, well, something bad..
How do we get through? How do we fix the mental health situation? How can we keep our rights, and still protect the mentally ill from hurting
others, or themselves ?
Any opinions are welcome. and if You feel I should do something about this, please... and if you think I should have handled this conversation
Its so sad to witness the sad and mentally ill, keep their tormented secrets behind their own eyes, when they are dying to speak..