There’s a tacit and unspoken agreement among people with mental health issues. “Help is always welcomed; not necessarily taken at the moment, but welcomed”. I know from experience. I suffer from anxiety and depression; two of the more popular mental diseases.
Russell Goldman, from ABC News, quotes Professor of Psychology and Law at the University of CA at Santa Cruz, Craig Haney, that privacy and security needn’t be a conflict, but Professor Haney’s words are a conflict in themselves:
“By protecting people’s privacy interests, in the long run, you’re advancing security concerns as well. If outside sources have access [to private health information], people might be reluctant to seek help.”
But, if outside sources don’t have access, the help might never come! And the shooting at Virginia Tech last Monday is proof.
Seung-hui Cho needed help he was never afforded. What he did was nothing to be forgiven; why he did it was something we’ll not understand for a long time.
Cho needed therapy and psychiatry and medicine. He wasn’t a bad person. He was a person who, for the worse, took things into his own hands.
Let’s pray to the Lord of our choice for peace for the souls who’ve passed, their families, and Cho and his family.
Article credit: Carolyn Manning