In the midst of the recent shooting at the Umpqua Community College in Oregon, many people have expressed their sadness and bitterness on the social media and, well, everywhere else.
One of the latter is Demi Lovato, a popular young singer who recently appeared on MSNBC Live With Tamron Hall where she promoted her new music video, as well as sharing her thoughts on mental illness.
Said the singer: “Unfortunately, we’ve had several instances where mental health has been brought to the attention by the media because of these tragedies.”
She continued: “I think it’s really important to remember that actually mental health—people with mental illness are actually more likely to inflict harm on themselves and become the victim rather than be the perpetrators.”
We can’t help but agree with Demi. Although the mentally ill are a common part of our society, people rarely speak openly about them and their position on the social ladder.
Aside from the health problem itself, it is kind of sad that people need to hear about a tragedy like the recent Oregon shooting in order to remember that people like Christopher Harper-Mercer are among us and with much worse problems than anything the rest of us could ever face.