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In the aftermath of devastating shootings like the one that happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, many are reminded of similar incidents of the past. For example, back in 1998 in Springfield, Oregon, a high school freshman enrolled at Thurston High responded to being expelled from school by gunning down 29 people.

These incidents remind people that untreated mental health issues are dangerous to the general public in a number of different ways. It’s more than just increased rates of crime, lesser productivity, and a burden on the medical resources of the community; it can mean the loss of innocent lives and the triggering of intense fears and anxiety across the country that require treatment of their own.

If someone you care about is exhibiting erratic behavior and you are concerned for their ability to cope, contact us at the phone number listed above. We’re here to help you find the mental health treatment your family needs to begin the healing process.

Identifying the Risk of Dangerous of Behavior

Is it possible to predict whether someone you love in Springfield, OR will “go over the edge” and hurt other people due to their untreated mental health problems? Unfortunately, it is almost an impossible task. Though it may sometimes feel that these incidents are piling up, they are in fact rare occurrences. Signs are not necessarily clear until after the violence, making it difficult to determine whether or not your loved one who feels mistreated, threatens to make people pay, practices shooting,or makes certain comments will ultimately follow through or not.

How Do You Help?

If you are concerned that your loved one may harm themselves or others, mental health treatment is the best hope for a successful intervention. Call now to speak to a counselor about the options available to you in mental health care.

Springfield Treatment Centers

2073 Olympic St ,
Springfield, OR 97477
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541-682-3551

1050 10TH ST,
Springfield, OR 97477
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541-744-4130