He needed talk therapy for decades. Instead, he bought guns.
After his family died, he threatened to kill himself. So the police took his guns. wapo.st/2Iyo3BQ?tid=ss…
What’s sad? He’s an easy client, if we’d gotten him when his daughter got sick. He needed an own voice shrink - preferably someone with EMS service - who was an absolute ally. But easy.
His police union should have been keeping up with him.
His wife’s church.
Medicare is partly responsible here: it doesn’t cover either mental health or social health in a functional way.
But he’s alive & people are listening.
2) improved the situation
3) affected others.
Because right now? We’re using guns to compensate for lack of control and anxiety. RW media to compensate for social isolation and loneliness, the police to compensate for a frayed social network.