Monthly Archives: March 2015

Depressed Doesn’t Mean Dangerous

News reports are focusing on the Germanwings pilot’s possible depression, following a familiar script in the wake of mass killings. But the evidence shows violence is extremely rare among the mentally ill…. Wanting an explanation, something to blame, is a … Continue reading

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Mental health advocates say police shootings of mentally ill reveal gaps in critical care

At least half the people shot and killed by police each year have a mental health disorder, according to the National Sheriffs’ Association and the nonprofit Treatment Advocacy Center, which works to secure treatment for the mentally ill. As it … Continue reading

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