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Too Much Talking About Mental Health


It doesn’t happen often but when it does, it makes news and makes us wonder why.

You’ve heard the story. The medical examiner ruling the death of a young woman who drove the wrong way on Highway 67 was a suicide, meaning she did it on purpose.

The tragedy is she took an innocent person with her. A 49-year-old Alpine man, the driver of the vehicle she hit.

When we hear about cases like this…we get angry and confused.  Angry at a woman who would so such a selfish thing.  Confused because we don’t get it.   How does someone do something like this?

Purposely go the wrong way on a freeway and drive into an innocent person so you can kill yourself?

Mental health experts may have an answer.

We certainly talk a lot these days about mental health problems causing people to do terrible things.

Let’s just hope this case is another wake-up call that we’d better stop talking about it and do something about it.


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