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Minka Kelly: Is Mental Health Completely Ignored?

Minka Kelly: Is Mental Health Completely Ignored?

Minka Kelly shows off her physique after breaking a sweat at a gym on Friday (December 14) in West Hollywood, Calif.

On the same day, the 32-year-old actress tweeted about the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, “Is mental health completely ignored? Are we are in such denial that it has to come to this before we realize someone is in pain/needs help?”

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Minka added, “In no way does my wishing to get to the root of the problem mean that all my love prayers & deepest condolences are not with those families.”

In case you missed it, have a look at what other celebrities have to say about the tragedy.

Earlier in the week, Minka was spotted picking up a birthday cake in Beverly Hills.

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# 1

Comments like Minka’s are part of the problem. Justifying the evil actions of a murderer. Her skull must be as think as her thighs. Those workouts aren’t working honey.

# 2

Typo: thick as her thighs

# 3

@Ouch: Seems like you don’t like her rather than her comments. She made some valid points.

# 4

@Ouch:
You’re such an ignorant buffoon..
It’s clear to everybody that nor she nor anybody else could ever justify what happened.
But she’s right: one side of the problem is the guns market, the other is how this society takes care of mental health.
It appears (though I don’t know if it’s confirmed) that the murderer suffered from Asperger syndrome and throughout his life he has always been made fun of and marginalized, and never helped.
This has an impact. This one too is a fault of society. Well said, Minka.

# 5

She’s absolutely right. And, exactly how is she justifying it to say that the problem is sick/insane individuals?

All these mass shootings were committed by young men who were sick. THAT is the problem. That dude in Colorado had rigged his apartment building with bombs, and it would have killed more than killed in that theater. Sick people who want to kill a bunch of people are going to find a way to do it.

So, yeah, let’s also talk about how to keep guns out of the hands of crazy people, but also let’s talk about mental illness, and violent video games where young men are taught how to kill (the guy who shot up the elementary school was a gamer).

# 6

Minka, talking with baby voice and open your leg for D list stardom is also a sign off illness

# 7

Oh, Minka, look at you being deep. (And by no means, I’m referring to your throat, which must be the way you got to become an actress in the first place.)

Minka-hate aside… she has a point, sure. It doesn’t solve the situation, but it’s a valid point. The thing is that… the only reason why she’s making these remarks is because of her part in Parenthood as a therapist and given that we all know how “serious” she is as an actress, her observations just fall flat to me. It’s just another Hollywood wannabe trying to sound profound and lacking on the knowledge department. I wonder if she has any idea how the education system works and even medical care for mental health, as she puts it. The kind of family – and family support – presented in Parenthood is far from reality, in most cases.

# 8
Dave Franco @ 12/16/2012 at 10:58 am

You can make the case that the sickness is also BULLYING related. If you look at the trend, all these killers are smart individuals but anti-social.

Still, gun control is an issue. If the mother didn’t have those guns in the house… this wouldn’t have happened. The whole point is to try to make it hard for anyone of these sickos to obtain a gun.

# 9

I don’t think anyone can make any statement really considering we still have no idea what the hell really happened. The media reported his brother as the killer for crying out loud. Until the police clarify everything that is being said, I aint believing shiiii.

She is right. There are two issues that need to be addressed. Mental Health and Gun Control. We’ve seen to many times what happens when unstable people (not on the proper meds and receiving correct therapy) have access or are able to buy weapons.

@Gina I agree, both issues need to be addressed.

@Gina:
I agree, that’s exactly what I said, and I want to repeat it: it’s not enough even to say that that person was insane.
They say he had Asperger. Watch the tv series “Parenthood”, one of the main characters is a young boy with Asperger syndrome. He has a lot of problems socializing, but he gets better because he’s properly helped. Now I don’t think that a tv series perfectly describes every aspect of this reality, but it’s very well done.
People with any kind of special need have to be helped deal with it.
Unfortunately people are mean, and make fun of the “strange” ones, and they isolate them, and they hate them. Bullism just creates violence.

living in the box @ 12/16/2012 at 11:27 am

buying a guns is more easier than getting a health care…’Merica…

The Reality Of War @ 12/16/2012 at 11:42 am

The illegally unelected Obama chose a strategic target with Newtown Elementary students to push a gun removal from America, Jared, when it sent their chosen pliable child soldier Lanza in to do the dirty work. Obama and his new KGB have been planning these such strategic hits long before they were enacted and realized. Brainwashing and influence peddling are as old as warfare, Jared, and Obamas job in America is to weaken America into dissolution and forgotten history. Obamas military masters in China know when a minor victory within America is made.

AngelinaVanessa @ 12/16/2012 at 11:42 am

Love my job, since I’ve been bringing in $5600… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I’m making it online(Click on menu Home)
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Get familiar with Obama’s program “Fast and Furious” before thinking that The Reality of War is too far off….

Misinformed @ 12/16/2012 at 12:34 pm

The media made many mistakes reporting this tragic event; the suspect’s name, mother’s relationship to the school, the victims ages, etc. Aspergers is not a mental illness. It is a learning disability. People who suffer from Aspergers are high functioning, very intelligent, and can be successful members of society. They do in fact have socialization issues. That does not make it a mental illness. Those who are taught to cope with those social difficulties can overcome them. It is a learning disability. Another misinformed piece of information from the press.

The problem is the family’s denial. Denial that their child has a learning disability or mental illness. Early detection can lead to supports that lead to a successful life.

christine @ 12/16/2012 at 1:55 pm

You can’t try to rationalize this by falling back on a whole mental illesss excuse. The world is full of violent hateful people who are not mentally ill who commit murders every day. We are a society of little to no conseqences–that is why it is so violent here. And I’m not a Minka fan or hater but she actually called the shooter a victim wiithin hours of the shooting. And altho she’scertainly entitled to her opinion I have to consider that comment in incredibly poor taste. check her responses to CVPOOL1 on twitter

@The Reality Of War:

This is why we need mental health monies for people like you. Do you honestly think the president of the United States ordered and orchestrated the shootintgs of 20 – 6 year olds and a half dozen adults? Don’t be so silly and naive. This was done by an individual mentally ill or not. I’m sure out of the 312 million or so people in the US that Obama hardly targeted this individual to be “his” shooter for gun legislation. To ban or not ban guns has been an issue for over 40 years. Get with the program and brush up on your history. Both Republican and Democratic presidents have been dealing with this issues as well as Congress and the various states and cities of the United States. If you think banning assault rifles is going to bring the US crashing to its knees then I’d say as a country the US has far greater problems than guns–people like you for instance.

Finally a celebrity not screaming only about gun control. There needs to be tougher laws, and I am sure the ban on assault weapons (Brady Bill) will be reinstalled which I am fine with. Why this mother would teach her son who had any sort of personality disorder how to shoot and did not keep her weapons locked in a safe is beyond me. But banning guns would not have stopped this monster from killing. I guess if Susan Smith didnt have access to a car and a lake, her two little boys would be still alive, if the NY nanny didn’t have access to kitchen knives, those two little babies would be still alive and if Andrea Yates didnt have access to a bathtub and water her children would still be alive. We have to get to the root cause of these monsters along with tougher gun laws (not a full out ban) to help stop this. Getting a gun should be hard and the background checks should be as difficult and long of a wait as getting a concealed permit.

Truth Serum @ 12/16/2012 at 4:11 pm

@TSquared: No, bobo. What TROW means is that the machine that operates Obama and the Dems of at least the last few decades is a politik that is operated out of the major aggressor to world freedom, life and rights, simply put… the owners of China. The way that you’re blurting against this posters single straightforward post signifies that you are probably originating from one of those communist China-connected Internet sources that troll the media blogs, and you view the contents of TROWs post as a threat to your reason for trolling these blogs. This echoes other China-based troll campaigns from Obama-trolls to Nigerian email scams to Denial-Of-Service attack campaigns. All notoriously masterminded out of China. Your overly-pompous outrage at a single post that hit so soundly squarely home with you and your reason for posting on a media blog like JJ is the most truthful aspect of your entire post.

And your answer is NO, America WON’T disarm. But you already knew the answer before I reitterated it here for you.

Guns don’t kill people. Gun laws and people kill people. They used to be stricter. A physical/mental health screening should be part of the registration process.

@christine: She wasn’t trying to rationalize or victimize him, she specifically said that in her response to CVPOOL (and CVPOOL later apologized to her and admitted he/she had misunderstood her). Though I agree w/ you about people falling back on the mental illness excuse, it’s an insult to most otherwise healthy mentally ill individuals. From what we’ve heard on the news (a lot of which has been completely wrong) this man was mentally disturbed and had a severe personality disorder. While I don’t think normal mental healthcare would have fixed this guy, she is correct that receiving it should be easier for those who need it, but in no way did she ever try to feel bad for the guy or victimize him.

Jokergurl @ 12/16/2012 at 5:33 pm

Mental health aside, there is no excuse for this. Yes, this mother should have gotten her son help but she didn’t. He was 20 years old, not a teen certainly not a child. The KEY is PREVENTION, knowing the SIGNS that someone needs treatment. IT really has nothing to do with guns, if he didn’t have a gun he would have found access to one some other way.
There is a STIGMA that goes with the mental health field in the US. You can see a shrink and not be crazy, in fact this is why people see shrinks and get help to prevent things like this. GUN BANS DON’T WORK either, because CRIMINALS will always get the guns. Someone like this shooter will get a weapon whether it’s legal or not. It’s a catch 22. You can blame the shooter’s mother for not getting her son help and having GUNS in the first place but that’s just a cop out.
After the fact the reason why someone would do this atrocity is IRRELEVANT because it doesn’t bring back those VICTIMS, who were LITTLE CHILDREN!!!!! I feel for someone who does this, no matter what their state of mind is.
You make choices and he made the choice after killing his mother to go 45 minutes to an elementary school and MASSACRE INNOCENT CHILDREN. If that’s not PREMEDITATED, then I don’t know what is.
My heart goes out to all of the victims and their families and this community.

Jokergurl @ 12/16/2012 at 5:37 pm

@sillyme: Holmes is not crazy, he’s a SOCIOPATH, he PLANNED the ENTIRE theater shooting out MONTHS ahead of time, that’s not the actions of someone who’s insane, he’s just ACTING CRAZY. Think about it, he had body armor, he bragged about it afterwards. An insane person has NO RECOLLECTION of an event and NO DISTINGUISHING between right and wrong at the time of the event. Holmes knew what he was doing and I hope they EXECUTE him.

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