Forum Post: Suburban life, "Keeping up with the Joneses", Status, Hiding Mental Illness to avoid the Stigma contributed to this massacre.
Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 17, 2012, 11:55 a.m. EST by VQkag2
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I just watched a psychologist suggest Urban kids who struggle as the shooter did are "found out sooner" and given appropriate care.
Wealthy suburban parents hide these problems, switch schools, home school, hire tutors in order to shelter the kid from ridicule and to maintain their status in their society.
No one knows better how cruel and unforgiven the suburban "community" can be when they point their fingers and set all "inferior" groups apart.
If your children don't get into the "right" schools you are "lesser than"! Let alone mentally ill. The Joneses don't have crazy kids! Thank you very much!
Urban families live amongst many people, more difficult to hide these problems, more difficult to switch schools, financially difficult to do private schools/tutors, need to work precludes homeschooling. And Urban families are already stigmatized by the elite suburbanites that Mother Lanza had to contend with.
If she was not guided by these insidious realities, perhaps her son would have gotten appropriate help, and not resorted to this murderous rampage.
What do you think?