By Letícia Medeiros
The shooting in Parkland brought back the country's huge, important, complex discussion about gun control and mental health. There are 2 general point of views: the first one is that mentally ill people are the problem, and the other one is that guns are the problem. In my opinion, these two things walk hand in hand.
Yes, I believe America should have stricter gun control, but mentally ill people still need to be helped regardless of whether or not they can get a gun. Especially, mentally ill men, who not so coincidentally, are more prone to be the offender in school shootings than women. Like many people, until recently I believed the problem was simple and banning guns was the solution, but an article from The New York Times written by Michael Ian Black opened my eyes to the terrifying reality of men's mental health.