Important Disclaimers: I’m NOT a clinically trained medical or mental health professional. I will ALWAYS encourage people in crisis to seek immediate professional help or call emergency services if they or someone they know is capable of hurting themselves or others.
The epidemic we are facing now, is that sometimes people are just snapping and killing loved ones and then themselves, when a relationship ends.
Sometimes there is an issue where in cases of domestic violence, recently, where a spouse seeks an order of protection and whether or NOT it’s granted, it’s still not enough for someone to not only kill their signficant others but children and other family or friends who are in the household or the spare the abused spouse, to cause as much horrific physical and emotional trauma as possible.
And sometimes people are commiting these horrific tragedies with no previous criminal or mental health history.
We are in a new era, that people who are clinically trained medical and mental health professionals and law enforcement and we as a society have to come up with a better way of potentially forecasting these potentially tragedies and educating people on gettting evaluated and treated for their depression and rage issues so it’s not fatal to them or anyone else.
I’d ask though if this is too sensitive of a topic for people, please DO NOT read.
I just managed to catch a beyond tragic story on People.com, a few minutes ago.
An Alabama man, after his wife, a 3rd grade teacher filed for divorce, due to his opioid addiction issues, and 9 days after she filed for divorce he shot her and 1 of 3 triplets to death, 2 of the triplets were also shot are in ICU after being able to escape and their 13 year old escaped before the father was able to shoot them and setting his house with the 2 of the dead bodies in it, last weekend.
I’ve probably now wrote at least a dozen blogs on trying to bring awareness on how to prevent domestic murder/suicides.
Again, it bears repeating, I’m NOT a clinically trained professional nor do I have any training in law enforcement or criminal psychology.
But this is what I do know:
Domestic violence has been around for a long time and it’s getting deadlier for a partner to end a relationship than it ever has been.
And even in relationships that domestic violence wasn’t a factor, more people are innocently are being killed, when a relationship ends, than ever before.
Both legal and illegal opioids have been around for a long time but more people are dying due to overdoses and as innocent parties to opioid addiction and abuse because of a loved one’s opioid addiction.
In this instance, it wasn’t released of whether or not that man was legally able to have a firearm.
And in the nature of how he ambushed his family, he still had the rage and kerosene to set his house on fire.
I’m not saying that I don’t believe in some issues regarding gun control.
Because I definitely do.
It’s not that I don’t feel any different with regulating opiates.
As I definitely do about that, as well.
The thing is though, if we don’t find a way for people whether it’s starting when people are young to find a way to constructively work through anger and rage, when feeling rejection, even if we could eradicate both guns and drugs, people would still die from addiction issues and be murdered in a different manner other than with a firearm, because others can’t appropriately process rage and rejection, the addiction in some of these cases, just adds another complication and/or higher risk of escalation of violence and increased risk for fatalities.
If people aren’t afraid of going to prison, due to being violent or possessing or abusing drugs, don’t have the respect for the sanctity of life, either for themselves or someone they are supposed to love, where their rage of a partner’s rejection outweighs them rationally knowing that their loved ones have a right to their lives and peace of mind, an order of protections don’t mean anything, if it’s applicable.
And in a lot of recent cases, orders of protections weren’t applicable.
Because, people who had no criminal history, have killed their families, loved ones, friends and/or peers and then lots of times, themselves when a relationship ends or feeling some kind of rejection romantically or platonically.
Or when feeling rejected in school, their workplaces or their houses of worship.
More initiatives are needed to try and prevent these horrific tragedies.
And they are needed NOW.
And starting these kind of initiatives, when people are young and being constructively educated, lifelong.
Note: I will NOT publish anything that’s not constructive. Thanks….