It’s time to address mental health issues

We have recently heard a great hue and cry about the proper method of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of unstable individuals.

Yet, for several decades, certain educators, members of the legal profession and others have touted an ill-advised lack of accountability agenda, even going so far as describing lawbreakers as “victims of society.”

Is it any wonder that conflicted souls are wandering the streets, treatment centers remain empty and our mental health delivery system lies in shambles?

Maybe now we’ll take off the rose-colored glasses and recognize that there are those who desperately need our help, for their protection as well as ours.

Ray Pauley

Grand Island