Monthly Archives: February 2018

Inside the secret lives of functioning heroin addicts

They’re not slumped over in alleyways with used needles by their sides. Their dignity, at least from outside appearances, remains intact. They haven’t lost everything while chasing an insatiable high. They are functioning heroin addicts — people who hold down … Continue reading

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There’s a surprisingly strong link between mental health and gun violence, but it probably isn’t what you think

If mentally ill people aren’t committing mass murder, who is? People who study violent events say there is a well-established pattern among most mass shooters: They’re typically angry young men who feel they’ve been “wronged” and are looking for revenge.

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The Myth That Mental Illness Causes Mass Shootings

Perpetuating the myth that mental illness is the cause of mass shootings only serves to stigmatize the mentally ill even further. In addition, it distracts from the more difficult conversation that must be had over gun-control in America. Still, it … Continue reading

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Checking Facts and Falsehoods About Gun Violence and Mental Illness After Parkland Shooting

Nikolas Cruz, who has been linked to a history of mental illness, is believed to have used a legally obtained AR-15 in the shooting. The attack has led to widespread conversations about links between gun violence and mental illness, and how lawmakers … Continue reading

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So You Think Someone Might Be Mentally Ill

In the wake of mass shootings, some blame a failure to spot the signs of mental illness. But myriad obstacles stand in the way of getting someone good mental-health treatment. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/02/so-you-think-someone-might-be-mentally-ill/553487/

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