This it just horrific, I can't comprehend what brings someone to hurt their own child, I look at my ds and feel violently ill at the thought anyone would hurt him
I believe our mental health system sucks. There is such a lack of emphasis on the general public/victims safety, in exchange for individual rights of the mentally ill.
Something needs to be done, but what? How do we walk the fine line of treatment/intervention between an individuals rights, even when others are clearly at risk??
I say this after witnessing someone with long term documented mental illness and a criminal record as a result, who had, at one point been *charged* with attempted murder (charge dropped to a lesser one).....said person years later, snapped, again, was taken away by police for mental instability.........then returned an hour later-by mental health nurse-because they convinced them they were fine! (despite police removing them)
its frustrating, its upsetting, and its so disheartening that time and time again these people are let go because theres no support or funding, or, like in my Case, the narcassist can sit there calmly and "yes sir, no sir, how high sir" and be considered fine. The person I'm referring to has said they "just tell then what they want to hear so they leave me alone".
I have no doubt in my mind that this was premeditated, and sadly, I do think after being related closely to someone like that, that the warning signs are there. Its just that those at immediate risk (in this case, poor luke ), have their safety and needs put aside by a failing health system that puts the rights of mentally ill people first.
Im sure lukes poor mum knew this risk was here, we don't know, but to have an avo out, shes obviously tried to keep luke and herself safe, but at the end of the day its just a piece of paper, and won't stop the person if they are serious...... you would assume he was safe at a public cricket match/training with any normal person, even maybe a slightly mental ill person, but this man was far beyond that.
I hope that lukes mum can recover from this... Its such a huge tragedy, I really hope something in our laws is changed so we see an end to these repeated tragedies.
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