We have heard a lot in the last few weeks about people taking the lives of others in public situations.
It seems we want to be able to blame terrorism, and perhaps that is because it is easier than addressing some of the serious issues that exist right here at home.
When we have situations dealing with American-born offenders, it is something different. We try to label some events as domestic terrorism, but some situations are different.
If our youth or young adults are so disenfranchised they are driven to such horrific outcomes, what if it could be that, on occasion, there is no one to blame but ourselves?
I am talking about situations not related to ISIS, and I preface this column with the fact that I am not a counselor.
However, I feel some things need to be addressed before we become one of those communities in the same situation.
It is no secret about my devotion to the 40 Developmental Assets. I think we have many youth and adults for that matter that need some.
Everyone has some baggage in their lives. People of all ages are dealing with things great and small. If someone seems a little off, please reach out to them, even if it is by offering resources from an organization or agency that isn’t you.