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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Looking for the Rainbow...





"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."
Aristotle Onasis


My thoughts and prayers go out to the survivors and family members of those who died
and were injured in the Connecticut school murders.

I hope that this tragedy will invoke discussion about ways in which our society
can change how we deal with the mentally ill.



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11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful photo and quote for today. Thanks for the reminder that light shines even on the darkest of days.

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  2. Somewhere over the rainbow there is healing after such a sad day in all of our lives. This is a picture of hope. So beautiful. genie

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  3. Beautiful photo, and oh, such a tragedy.

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  4. Beautiful scene and such timely words..such a heartbreaking tragedy.

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  5. Thank you, Chieftess. Lovely quote and photo. I think we have nowhere to go but up, in how we deal with helping our mentally ill.

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  6. Thank you LongBeachPeninsula...

    Thank you Genie! I just realized that your name is also my middle name!!! I was named after both of my grandfathers...

    Thank you Bibi...it is simply amazing what destruction one person can wreak on our communities...we have gone overboard here in the States in the rights for the mentally ill...to not take their medications etc...having worked with seriously disturbed adolescents, I recognize the value of psychotropic medications, and the tragedies that can happen when these people go off their meds...or are not treated properly.

    Thank you Linnea

    I hope so Adele!

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  7. Sometimes you don´t know who are mentally desturbed. I guess the use of weapens is a major problem. It is sad when kids can´t go to school without risking their lives. :(

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  8. That's true NatureFootstep...but many of the brutal mass slayings have been perpetrated by individuals who have had a diagnosis, and often warning signs of violent behavior. My concern is that this at least open discussion about the failings of our mental health system (and mental health legislation) for the community and the individuals it serves...


    Thank you Hiker...your post about the media is spot on...

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