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NEW: "Communication and Counseling Are Keys to Campus Safety," Chronicle of Higher Education.
NEW: "Growing Presence of Police in Schools," THE DIANE REHM SHOW-Discussion on SCHOOL SAFETY April 15 2013: Professor Roy was one of the guests on THE DIANE REHM SHOW. Click to go to the show's website and hear the program.
NEW: "Don't Arm Us," Lucinda Roy's essay for Inside Higher Ed on whether or not teachers should be armed.
"Even after Newtown, American's will resist the call to tighten gun laws," Lucinda Roy's commentary for The Guardian.
"President Obama's State of the Union 2013: Parnel Verdict." See Professor Roy's response to SOTU in The Guardian, Feb 2013.
NEW: "Nation after Newtown Shooting," Video Roundtable discussion in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, USA Today.
"UP CLOSE WITH DIANA WILLIAMS," WABC-TV, Jan 20 2013
No Right to Remain Silent: What We've Learned from the Tragedy at Virginia Tech
Also available in Paperback
and on Kindle
Video Documentary "Imminent Danger."Reporter Meg Kissinger's docmentary on the challenges facing those with mental illness and their families.
THE DIANE REHM SHOW-Discussion on SCHOOL SAFETY December 19 2012: Professor Roy was one of the guests on THE DIANE REHM SHOW. Click to go to the show's website and hear the program.
December 2012: Commentaries
Past Editorial Commentaries:
New: Teachers and students can now access Lucinda Roy's collection of poetry The Humming Birds in its entirety through Cengage Learning's LitFinder24 library database.
Superstition Review,2 poems
Blackbird, 2 poems
Hear Lucinda Roy read a poem from her collection The Humming Birds, originally published by Eighth Mountain Press:
Mental Illlness, Guns, and Campus Safety: A Volatile Mix
Currently, it seems to me that this is what society is saying to itself when those who may well have given multiple indications that they are a risk to themselves and others resort to violence: “My goodness! It happened again. Who knew that a young man off his meds would feel the compulsion to go to Dick’s Sporting Goods or Wal-Mart and buy weapons, or order them online? Who knew we’ve been shuffling mentally ill and/or enraged people through an unresponsive system? Who knew that just because we’ve got rid of almost every psychiatric bed in the nation and failed to provide adequate insurance coverage for mental health that someone could fall through the cracks? Who knew that asking families to assume, for life, the responsibility for their severely troubled grown children was a dangerous practice? Who knew?” Society knew, but it is an inconvenient and terrifying truth, which is why society is in denial. Truths are always most inconvenient when they require not only a change in approaches but also an infusion of resources. It’s easier and cheaper in the short run to deny the problem altogether and hope it goes away. The cost in the long run, however, is outrageous.
How long can America continue to be surprised by outbreaks of violence like these? At what point does surprise become denial? And if indeed we are a society in denial, how can we guide ourselves to a more enlightened, scientific, compassionate, holistic response?
--Lucinda Roy. Excerpt from “Reasonable Expectations: Responding to Those Who Are a Danger to Themselves or Others,” a keynote address for a forum sponsored by Marquette University & the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Jan 2012.
To the people mourning the tragedy at Sandy Hook, a message of condolence:
Six days after the tragedy at Virginia Tech in April 2007, I wrote about what it was like to live in the wake of a shooting rampage. I had learned by then that the shooter was someone for whom I had tried to seek help in 2005. It was published originally in the Roanoke Times. The link below will take you there. We are with you in your sorrow. You are not alone.
DAY SIX : Six days after the shootings at Virginia Tech, April 2007
Photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt
New: Teachers and students can now access Lucinda Roy's first novel Lady Moses in its entirety through Cengage Learning's LitFinder24 library database.
Article on Campus Safety in The Chronicle of HIgher Education:
Copyright : Lucinda Roy, 2013