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Mental Illness Violence

Mental Illness Doesn't Predict Violence. Here's What Does.

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living

In the aftermath of the recent plane crash in the French alps, much was made of Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz's history of depression. Since it was...

The Painted Bird: Stigma and Mental Illness

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

At a moment when mental health is so much at the forefront of the minds of Americans and our media, it seems time, again, to try to understand the damaging views so commonly held about people with mental illness.

No More Newtowns

T. Berry Brazelton, MD | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
T. Berry Brazelton, MD

Let's not allow mental illness to be further stigmatized by events like the Newtown tragedy, nor to distract us from the solutions that are closer at hand. It's a lot faster, easier, and cheaper to reduce the number of assault weapons in circulation.

Action Plan for Obama to Reduce Violence by Mentally Ill

DJ Jaffe | Posted 02.17.2013 | Crime
DJ Jaffe

Though mental illness is as yet unconfirmed in the Newtown killer's case, here is what the federal government can do to prevent violence related to mental illness.

Thai Mother Allegedly Kills, Cooks And Eats Sons

Posted 08.22.2012 | Home

A Thai mother has been accused of killing, cooking and eating her sons because she thought they were pigs, the Bangkok Post reports. Hallucinations ma...

Darkness Shrouds Arson in L.A., Killings in Tucson

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

I wonder why it is that we would "like" to associate violent crime with mental illness. Is it because we do not want to face the possibility that any "normal" person is capable of a heinous act?

Psychotics Don't Premeditate Crimes

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Psychotic people may act impulsively, but that is very different from the meticulously planned acts of violence of Jared Loughner, Anders Breivik, and most recently Dekraai, the accused gunmen in last week's shooting in Seal Beach.

How To Eliminate Mental Illness Stigma

DJ Jaffe | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

Many advocates for improved mental health believe that it is wrong to discuss violence and even try to deny that violence exists. They may have worked in a counseling center but probably never a prison, jail or police department.

The Link Between Serious Mental Illness And Violence

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
DJ Jaffe

The link between untreated serious mental illness and violence is well-understood by most Americans who when surveyed say they do believe there is an association between mental illness and violence.