To the Editor:
I can forgive Tom West (editor) for wanting his readers to be uncomfortable and miserable for Christmas, but I cannot rationalize his condemnation of the single parent of the mentally disturbed boy who shot children in their school.
He states that something in the boy’s upbringing caused this psychotic episode. His ignorant logic for mental illness is dreadful. Next he will be blaming demons from underground.
Mental afflictions are not caused by single parent homes. I would dread to ask him what his definition of proper nurturing or sufficient guidance is.
Mental illness needs more awareness and earlier detection, but not narrow-minded stupidity. — Sue Kowal, Brainerd