In the wake of the horrific shooting at the Navy shipyard, let’s change the debate in this country, rather than the unhelpful debate on gun control, why don’t we have an honest discussion about mental health in our society. It’s not a debate but perhaps an educational process to embrace and understand what families are going through when one of their loved ones is faced with some kind of mental illness. I think we can all agree these horrific shootings involve mentally incapacitated individuals. So, how are we dealing with it ? Is there enough help for families facing an issue that most of us want to ignore and stay in denial about ? Perhaps this is a defining moment in our nation, when we will treat mental illness and addiction on parity with other illness in our society…..stay tuned and join the discussion.