Published on October 28, 2014
In the case of the Santa Barbara shooter, Elliot Rodger, his family did try to have him committed to a mental hospital. But there was not enough evidence to prove he was a danger to himself or others, and he was released and able to obtain a gun, which ultimately lead to devastating consequences. The nation ’ s mental healthcare system is broken. With the stigmas placed on mental illness, the situation will only continue to get worse. It’s time for a change, we cannot just sit around and wait for the next tragedy to happen. Change needs to happen, and it needs to happen now.