Joanie I hope you were not offended by anything I said. The failure of our system does not always lie with the psychiatrists and psychologists- it lies within the actually SYSTEM.
The way they are payed, the paperwork that needs to be filed, the stipulations insurance puts on treatment, the money that has to exchange hands in order for people to be treated. Its part of our health care system, and our health care system is not too concerned with keeping people healthy. If you have a heart attack you will be treated and released, but if you have a mental break and become suicidal you do not have guaranteed treatment.
As far as kids tragically shooting other kids with guns at home- people are irresponsible with their guns. People are also irresponsible with their cars, and drive drunk and kill mini vans full of families every day. We aren't talking about taking cars away, so why use it as an argument to take guns away? Its not a guns fault that a parent leaves it out, its a parents fault. Its not a cars fault it is driven drunk, its a drunk drivers.