We Can’t Find the Next Adam Lanza Why we need to stop linking mental illness to gun violence

We Can’t Find the Next Adam Lanza Why we need to stop linking mental illness to gun violence

The blue-sky truth, of course, is that the overwhelming majority of mentally ill people are completely non-violent. Even if there were a discernible link between psychiatric diagnoses and violence, most professionals say that pinpointing which patient might be the next Lanza is next to impossible. Senselessness and inexplicability are often the most common denominators of such heinous acts.

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