It has become increasingly common to attribute mental illness as a key reason young men turn into active shooters. Relying on decades of experience, psychologist Dr. John Duffy and Vanderbilt University psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan M. Metzl question that idea while hashing out why a generation of young men, who were “handed the keys to the kingdom,” have turned lethargic and hopeless.Dr. Duffy is a CNN wellness contributor who has spent 25 years working with children and adolescents weekly in his Chicago practice.Dr. Metzl is an author and professor who studies mass shooters, race, mental health and gun violence. He is the director of the department of medicine, health, and society at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness each year.
Often miscast as violent criminals, most repeat defendants commit nonviolent crimes borne out of untreated addiction and mental illness, a Marshall Project analysis shows.I shrugged off the first one. I also ignored the second and the third. And the fourth and the fifth. And even the 10th and 11th. It wasnât until I finally saw one Greg Abbott yard sign in an entire neighborhood filled with âBetoâs that I felt what could be charitably described as optimism. Maybe,. School shootings and violence have been growing over the past two decades. Teachers, students, and parents face the grim reality. After mass shootings, gun rights advocates often argue that more mental health services are needed to stop the violence instead of controlling the guns. But an analysis by Bloomberg points out that.
An Act of Evil
The Afzaal family were taking an evening walk in London, Ontario, when a truck struck and killed them. This is the untold story of Nathaniel Veltman, the small-town factory worker accused of their murders.After a spate of mass shootings in the US, right-wing figures have suggested a link to antidepressants. Experts say there is little evidence of this.âExpand access to mental health careâ sounds like a nice rallying cry, but will it help or make things worse?. The motivations of mass shooters are hard to parse because many die at the scene of their attacks and leave nothing behind to explain their actions. But research has shown the causal link between mental illness and mass violence is tenuous.
THE news over the past few days has been quite interesting. A few stories have been dominating while others were blips. It can be useful to look at two or more seemingly unrelated news stories to make an assessment on the current state of affairs. Asking questions “Who is in charge here?” and “Why was this the course of action taken” along with “Who is affected most?” can help us to get beyond the story itself and into what it tells us about where we are, and even who we are. Psychiatric disorders should be cured not celebrated. “Mentally ill people are everywhere in the world. This is the only country where they shoot people. So stop with the mental health!” Behar said.
Carlson highlighted the police were aware of Robert E. Crimo III before the July 4 shooting and said they should have acted more on the red flags. After repeated exposure to a piece of information, people will start assuming it’s true, whether or not it actually is, simply because they’ve heard it. On October 26th, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) approved a 21 Member Commission to set in motion a major political reform that.
Families begin to make funeral arrangements as harrowing details of Texas school massacre emerge
Families of 19 students and two teachers gunned down this week in a nearly hourlong siege at a Texas elementary school have begun to plan funerals as new details of heroism and horror emerge. . In a nation where adolescents under 19 were more likely to die from a gun-related injury in 2020 than a car accident, New Orleans ranks among the worst cities for firearm death.While many have bought into the simplistic idea that availability of firearms is the cause of mass shootings, .
. How do we, as a country, learn about mass shootings and gun violence? The news media. How do we learn about the best approaches to prevent mass shootings and gun violence? The answer should be “the news media”, but it’s not. Yet. People who know about the science of positive and adverse childhood experiences (PACEs). . The recent additions of Uvalde and Buffalo to the depressingly long list of America’s mass shootings have reignited the debate surrounding the Second Amendment.
The phrase ‘mental health’ has been used repeatedly in politics to avoid the gun control debate. But there was a significant lack of access to mental health care in Uvalde prior to the shooting.Many think too little serotonin causes depression and antidepressants can correct that imbalance. But psychiatrists stopped believing that theory long ago.âLife is short no matter what,â Paxton said in an interview with right-wing host.