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Mental Illness and Stress: 20 innocent children did not have to die today

Dec 20, 2012 - 4 comments
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Original Post: http://superbodysuperbrainblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/mental-illness-and-stress-20-innocent-children-did-not-have-to-die-today/


I am devastated with the tragedy of our innocent children’s lives lost but also cause we are not paying attention as a society not only to gun control but to mental illness in this country. We will always have people with mental illness that triggered by stress could become the most evil terrorist that any country can fear. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.1 When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 and older, this figure translates to 57.7 million people.2 Even though mental disorders are widespread in the population, the main burden of illness is concentrated in a much smaller proportion — about 6 percent, or 1 in 17 — who suffer from a serious mental illness.1 In addition, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada.3 Many people suffer from more than one mental disorder at a given time. Nearly half (45 percent) of those with any mental disorder meet criteria for 2 or more disorders, with severity strongly related to comorbidity.

Check the statistics are incredible!!

Source: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/the-numbers-count-mental-disorders-in-america/index.shtml



In the following blog we can see the desperation of a woman and her fear to be attacked by her own son

“I am Adam Lanza’s mother”

Written by Liza Long, republished from The Blue Review

Friday’s horrific national tragedy — the murder of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut — has ignited a new discussion on violence in America. In kitchens and coffee shops across the country, we tearfully debate the many faces of violence in America: gun culture, media violence, lack of mental health services, overt and covert wars abroad, religion, politics and the way we raise our children. Liza Long, a writer based in Boise, says it’s easy to talk about guns. But it’s time to talk about mental illness.

click here to keep reading http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/16/i-am-adam-lanzas-mother-mental-illness-conversation_n_2311009.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular



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by toot7, Dec 21, 2012
Technically, I do not have any children. My husband had 2 children when before we were married and he had custody of them. They called me mommy and they were mine. When he passed away their biological mother automatically got custody and I havent been able to see them. I kind of got off the subject, but if anything ever happened to them I cant even to begin to grasp the pain that I would be caused so my heart definitely goes out to all involved in this horrific event that has happened. Its truly a nightmare come to life.

The thing that gets me is it could have possible been prevented. I dont know the entired story or life history of the young man that did this and neither do others, but I know how things have went here in Alabama with my younger brother and in alot of cases it could be prevented.

My brothers name is River. Hes 14, in 9th grade, a little over weight, and has learning disabilities. Since he was in the 6th grade he has been bulllied. He hasnt been bullied by a group or many people, but hes been bullied more days than not and by the same person. Hes been in fights with this young boy....maybe twice. The first time he was suspended while the bully stayed at school and the second time I honestly dont remember what was done about it. He lost his temper another time and instead of hitting the little boy he hit the wall and broke his hand. My mother had been to the school numerous times by the end of 8th grade and made reports, contacted the school board super, contacted the DA...she was trying. When he entered highschool...before the first day of school my mother talked to the principal and vice principal and explained the situation...they said that they would handle it...that they wouldnt have any classes together. Sure enough when school started they had 2 classes together and the little boy never missed a beat of the picking and name calling. Im not racist....this is all just facts. The young man doing the bullying is African American and after speaking about the matter with a few parents at church we quickly realized and found out that the young man bullies other special needs students and that they are all white. He actually punched a girl in school and pushed another one off of the bleachers at a school dance. AGAIN this boy has not been punished for any of this. I think all the kids were scared to come forward at the time. The principal told my mother that we shouldnt jump up everytime some small incident happened and that we didnt know how this young mans homelife was that might cause him to act this way. What a crock. My mother contacted everyone again....my brothers in couseling...hes developed anger issues which the counselor says could progress from constant bullying.

While at school one day....it all was started and River lost it...he chased the little boy down and when the teachers got him he was in an outrage...my mother tried to get help over and over and explained to them tht he was having extreme problems and she wanted help before it exploded. He was in his temper mode and I think he was hypervenilating....he had all the symptoms I have experienced in doing so...the principals couldnt calm him down. They were telling him...or yelling at him...you better stop you need to **** up and sit down....all River could say is Get my mama up here..get my sister here. The principall called the cops to him. Pressed Charges and wanted him to go to Strickland. After hearing about everything my mother has done they let my mother take him home, but of course like I said the school pressed charges so my brother is going through that and we will see what happens.

If the school, or school board, or cops, or someone other than the counselor would actually listen and help...we would have never been there and I pray that one of these other little kids arent or do not go through the same thing because the next kid could be the one to shoot up the school....which like I said could all be avoided if some of these ppl could get their heads out of their *****. Its really sad....sorry I needed to vent bc it really hurts my heart that it seems no one cares anymore.....until something happens and then everyone like well if i had known i could have helped...I call BS.

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by worriednwise, Dec 21, 2012
I totally understand exactly where you are coming from toot7! I mean, wasn't there a No Tolerance for bullying law put in place in schools after the columbine shooting? I know there is here, yet I've yet to see it be enforced. What gets me tied in knots, is that now, kids don't even have to leave home to be bullied. You know those Xbox systems? PS3? They have these online gaming communities, where ANYONE can join in a game, say a 6 year old and an 18 year old at the same time.....and it's not monitored at all. The things that come out of the mouths of babes these days makes me close my eyes, wiggle my nose and click my heels in hopes that we go back to the good old days. I bought my son and Xbox system, and when they came out with the Kinect that actually follows your body movements without a remote or control (whatever it's called)..I bought it because I wanted a family game where the kids and I would be active and playing together. We hooked it up, started playing...and we were on a fast running river, and had to jump over obsticals as we went down the river.....we were sweating bullets in no time and it was fun! Then suddenly on the screen, it asked if we wanted to go "online" and since I'd never done so, we did. I didn't know what happened because we never joined in a game or anything...but as we were playing and laughing, a voice suddenly came from the tv.....the kid had to be 7-9 in age, and he told me to shut the F up fat B....Your ugly...face it...nothing is going to help you....You should just go kill yourself......and with the most confused look on my face...standing there stunned and in disbelief, I looked at my kid and said, "What in the heck....is that the game?" and he whispered, "No mom, you're online, that's someone online" and I said, "Can he hear me?" and from the TV came "Yeah you ugly B....and I told you to shut the F up" and laughed like he was just having the time of his life. I was repulsed, and wanted to pull this kid through the screen and choke him back into reality.....and yet....there was nothing I could do, he just persisted and the words and remarks became so bad and my son saw my rage building and ran over to the xbox and turned if from online to offline. I've never played with the Kinect again. I did NOTHING to provoke this attack.....and the scary thing to me is....these parents of these children, don't even know what their kids are doing......and if someone gets enjoyment out of destroying anyone they come across without provocation.....they are twisted and mentally disturbed and the parents don't even know it. I don't look at any child the same anymore.....cause while they may appear appropriate and nice in public, because they know they won't attract attention.....they are monsters in their own minds.......

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by toni2251, Dec 22, 2012
Hello
I'm a African American woman and let me say that I don't care what the child's race is, if they are hurting another child in any way, shape, or form, it needs to stop. Our schools are overloaded with issues. I would take matters into my own hands by removing my child from the school.  Your brother should not have been bullied this long. That is unexseptable. Please try and find other alternatives if the school does not help. We have to take back and take charge. Your mom may not be in a position to home school but there are programs that are free online. Try to get creative with his life to make it better for him.
Take care!

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by Birdie1948, Dec 24, 2012
I am a retired high school teacher!  After working in the "normal" high schol situation--I decided to work with the"alternative" kids--as a personal decision to see if I could help these kids who had been "rejected" by the regular school system,their peers, and society (as a whole)!  I feel that one of the biggest causes of the  "violent" feelings these kids are experiencing--comes from the extreme anger they feel/carry in their minds/hearts--that they are"worthless" ,hated, rejected and "disrespected"!  In a word--they feel "worthlesss" to all--even to themselves! As a response--these kids labled as "rejects"--seem to be drawn to the "dark side" of life!  Through their "normal desires" to be feel accepted/wanted/valued/noticed by others, and as a way of seeking some relief/answer to satisfy/pacify their inner anger/rage--they frequently/constantly listen to "hate" music, participate in/play violent, "completely anti-social" video games (where murder, rape, extortion, grand theft larceny, etc.is vicariously "enacted out" by the one  playing the game)!  Where to "win" these "games" --the player reinacts/participates vicariously in these violent, atrocious, anti-social acts repeatedly-- over and over again--until success is "won"!  The aberrant "actions and behaviors" that are required to win the game--give the  "player" an "induced" irrational, anti-social, "morally incorrect", sense of personal power,  triumph and  success!  These "skewed/perverted" feelings are also often accompanied by a gained/increased "personal self- acceptance" and an irrational "self- justification" for these socially/morally unacceptable attempts to gain/obtain "EVIL" (if you will) power over others!   I feel/attribute  these "games" (along with the increasing production and the "broadly accepted" showing and viewing of the "all too violently real", "visually graphic", "brutally vicious", "beastly-satanic" "in-humane" "violent- horrific acts") which are conspicuiously regularlly portrayed and dipicted! Graphic scenes where "sadistic", "psychotic", "sociopathic" behavior is portrayed as being:  not only "socially acceptable" and "commonly expected"--but is often depicted as "desired and "glorified" behavior--bringing/rewarding (with/upon it's commission) those involved-- highly publicized personal notorization and  "sought-for/desired" international attention and acclaim!  I see/feel that "the generally-existing  state of public-acceptance/tolerance" of these variiuos types of "increasingly-abundant and popular", "readily available", "anti-social" forms of "commonly-existing" media which are being widely viewed (not only by adults, but by our youth and young children as well!) as an "extremely significant cause" and "an obviously-related outcome/effect"!  I am firmly convinced (because of my extensive personal experience and association with "bullied, rejected, mentally-ill, socially disfunctional kids) that due to the   "highly-promoted", extremely violent, very prevelant media, (and additionally-- due to the greatly increasing numbers of people/kids who are currently embracing, and who are becoming deeply involved/devoted to the practicie/religion of "Satan-Worship"--another strongly-contributing factor) we are now suffering/experiencingi ever-increasing violence being committed against "civilized society as we know it"!  These unconsciencable acts being "dealt out" by troubled, emotionally ill individuals-- who have previously (vicariously) committed these "psychopathic" acts many, many times--done while/thru participating or "playing" these sadistic anti-social games!  As my experiences have increased significantly (thru/while dealing "one on one" with these abberant beliefs and behaviors) I beleive my knowledge about the "why, who, and relevant causes" has sharply deepened!  By/thru having intense, long, detailel, and very personal discussions with these "kids" who participate in these activities) I am overwhelmingly and thuroughly convinced that when these " games" are "played" or "participated in"--to any extent at all (but more especially when engaged "over and over again) that these horrific acts --not only become "acceptable" and reasonable  (in the minds of those participating in the"games" and in the other additional abberant related behaviors)--with/where the abberant feelings become "highly enjoyable stimulating and pleasureful"--due to the resulting personal irrational feelings of "super-power" which they experience while vicariously "participating" (violent, angry feelings of desired retrubution and revenge)which help negate their overpoering and overwhelming sense/feelings of personal "powerlessness", their heightened sense of worthlessness, and their feelings about what they see as a " general public rejection" which they perceive that the "normal" world  carries towards them! Deceptive, irrational feelings of personal "powerfulness", superiority, and what they see as "rational, deserved revenge and just punishment"  is gained/instilled  through repeated constant reinactment of these atrocities!--Becoming implanted in their psyche  creating a warped psychotic senlse of success and power!

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