Author Archives: Marilyn Langeman

Unchecked Anger, ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Can Spur Mass Violence. How Do We Stop It?

But while mass killers are socially and emotionally disturbed, experts say they don’t tend to be mentally ill. Research from Columbia University shows that only about one in five mass murderers are psychotic or delusional. Another major report found that … Continue reading

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Fear-Based Anger Is the Primary Motive for Violence

To say that violence is driven by anger, and that anger is rooted in fear, is not to mitigate the culpability of a frightened and angry murderer or any other criminal that engages in violence after experiencing fear and rage. … Continue reading

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Searching for Motives in Mass Shootings

If the shooter had mentioned isis, the motive would be deemed political; if he were nonwhite, it would be racial. If he were white and hadn’t mentioned isis, there might be a domestic or family-related motive, or mental illness, or a bizarre, … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Month dispels stigmas surrounding disorders

“One of the myths we try to break down during this month is that if you have a mental illness that it’s an automatically disabling condition. Just because you have a mental illness or somebody in your family has a … Continue reading

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Group works to create understanding about mental illness, gun violence

According to multiple studies in recent years, mental illness diagnoses are not as closely related to mass shootings as some believe. News coverage after a tragedy can often focus on a violent offender’s troubled past or difficulties in social settings, … Continue reading

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How to Get Your Kid to Apologize (and Mean It!)

“Apologize to me for talking that way!” The words flew out of my mouth, setting me up for an epic battle of wills. When my 6-year-old daughter finally mumbled an apology through her tears, I wondered if all the drama had … Continue reading

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Anger management: why we feel rage and how to control it

There is no clear diagnosis of an anger disorder, but the psychiatric diagnostic manual does include “intermittent explosive disorder”, which is characterised by recurrent behavioural outbursts representing a failure to control aggressive impulses. This affects 7.3% of the population at some point in their … Continue reading

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What To Do When You Have Anger Issues

Anger problems can make you feel isolated from others, dissatisfied with life, and completely misunderstood. When you have a difficult time dealing with your anger, it can be hard to accomplish what you want to do or develop the relationships … Continue reading

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HBO Documentary Examines Violent Children with Mental Health Issues

Of children in the juvenile justice system, some 70 percent have a mental illness. “What we forget when someone has a mental illness and becomes violent is that we failed them,” Insel says in the film. If a person with … Continue reading

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Anger Management

Anger is a normal, healthy emotion. But it’s unhealthy when it flares up all the time or spirals out of control. Chronic, explosive anger has serious consequences for your relationships, your health, and your state of mind. The good news … Continue reading

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