Edith H. Lamprecht Montville
Nationwide, the media is focusing on the public outcry over the tragic results of the Denver gunman's "cry for help." The casualties of the gunfire at the Denver midnight showing of Batman are mounting; and the gunman is one of these casualties.
How many more of these national tragedies will it take before we hear the "cries for help" before they reach these extreme proportions?
We need an equivalent public outcry bringing national attention to the clear need for prevention and crisis intervention programs at all levels of society. We need to address the climbing rates of individuals facing mental health disorders; by some measures the rate is now one in four.
Our future is at stake.