Mental health: stressed by want, violence and frantic, digital lives

Street art seen in Naples, Italy in October 2016

Street art seen in Naples, Italy in October 2016

It is December 14, 2012 – eleven days before Christmas. I am on my knees sorting through Christmas presents in England when I hear about the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

A jagged thud crashes through my heart. One young man has entered a school in America and killed twelve boys and eight girls, all ages six and seven, and six women, in just eleven minutes.

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