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Linda Wilson: Shooting exposes mental health system’s shortcomings

To the Editor:

Mr. Hamilton’s headline, “Reading the U.S. Constitution…” suggested he would speak to that issue, which he did. However, he prefaced his article with two paragraphs voicing his “knowledge” of the shooting incident in Tucson.

No one knows for sure what caused a young man to perpetrate such a violent act. It appears that he is, indeed, very disturbed. I strongly resent Mr. Hamilton classifying and summarily dismissing the young man as “… simply a nut …”

One of the failings of our current health care system is in the area of mental health. Perhaps with the help of mental health professionals, this tragedy could have been avoided.

Linda Wilson


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