Gun control is only half the battle in this type of shooting. Acknowledging the mental health aspect of these tragedies isn’t meant to take the blame away or lessen the horror, it is to prevent it from happening again! If someone shows warning signs of a physical illness we encourage them to go to the doctor but mental health is viewed as a luxury instead of a necessity. In addition to passing gun control laws let’s please also advocate for better, and more easily accessible mental health care. Let’s educate people (especially parents and school professionals) on ALL the warning signs of mental illness and make it more acceptable to talk to someone about seeking treatment.