Everything in life is challenging enough for young people without the tougher
and more challenging expectations directly and indirectly imposed by parental
and family histories the young are expected to live up to. There is no margin
for them being themselves and that may be a major part of the substance abuse
problems beginning at relatively young ages.
Excellent article, Mr. Schulzke. It's reassuring to know that diseases of
the mind are receiving more attention. Well done.
Bottom line question: Should Patrick be allowed to carry a gun if he wishes?If he has never been convicted of a felony, he may.But
should he?That is a question that will need to be answered for
thousands of other people, too.The NRA says that all we have to do
is clamp down mentally ill people.But the real question is: Will
that REALLY help or will it create a whole new set of problems?Not
as easy as the NRA would have us believe, is it?
Nice article. It is great to see a Kennedy get help before it is too late.
Interesting to me is that the eariler you start additive behavior the more
likely you are to be an addict. He seems like a great person who is trying to
take his trial and help others. I wish him well.