Indemnify those who must discuss mental health

2013-08-29T00:00:00Z Indemnify those who must discuss mental health nwitimes.com
August 29, 2013 12:00 am

I marvel at the disingenuousness of Linda Lawson in her Aug. 21 school safety op-ed.

Yes, in almost every instance of school rampage, mental health has mainly been the issue. And the majority of those who commit mayhem have previously been identified as having mental issues. Nothing is done about it so as to prevent the "stigma" of being identified as being mentally ill and the fear of lawsuits, which could run into millions of dollars.

Lawson even hints at training teachers and staff in this area. Really? That is way beyond the ability of teachers and staff. 

But, no, there will be other instances of previously identified people with questioned mental health to sacrifice other lambs. We will wring our hands and moan, "Something has to be done!!"

She's in the Legislature. Man up! (Or woman up, in her case). Pass laws to indemnify those who would lay the "stigma" of mental issues on someone to prevent lawsuits from the likes of Linda and the ACLU.

- Carl Robinson, Chesterton

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