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How To Deal With Stigmatizing Remarks About Mental Illness

Research shows that people living with mental health issues are more likely to be victims of a violent crime as opposed to the ones committing them. Yet a formulaic response tends to follow tragedies: Mental illness is bad and it’s what caused this to happen. … Continue reading

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Myth vs. Fact: Sorting out mental illness, violence relationship

It is true that a higher percentage of those with serious mental illness are likely to engage in violent behavior than those in the general population. This fact speaks more to the reality that we have unsatisfactory resources to treat … Continue reading

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How Obama’s Gun Law Executive Action Hurts People With Mental Illness

This week, President Obama announced a sweeping series of executive actions to address the urgent need for gun reform in the United States, attempting to circumvent Congress since it refuses to act despite pleas from the White House. The fourfold … Continue reading

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Mental health prescription?

Start by expanding Medicaid coverage, a benefit that is 90 percent paid for by the federal government but which certain GOP-led states have refused, chiefly because the expansion was part of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act and therefore must … Continue reading

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Guns, Media, and Mental Illness After Newtown

Guns, Media, and Mental Illness After Newtown I have plenty of fears for the mentally ill. None of them involve guns. I fear for them when they struggle to navigate a labyrinthine medical system and fight for the care they … Continue reading

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A New Approach to Dealing with Gun Violence

A New Approach to Dealing with Gun Violence The study recommends that people who have been involuntarily committed for psychiatric treatment should temporarily not be allowed to have guns. There is a window of time around such a hospitalization when … Continue reading

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The Truth About Mental Illness and Guns

The Truth About Mental Illness and Guns “To the extent that society continues to vilify the mentally ill and scapegoat them as the primary cause of gun violence, is a major step backward,” says Hoge

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Outgunned: Stigma Over Mental Illness Linked to Gun Violence

Outgunned: Stigma Over Mental Illness Linked to Gun Violence Clearly, African Americans are not immune to mental illness. We, too, face mental-health issues that lead to and stem from gun violence. According to NAMI, or the National Alliance for Mental … Continue reading

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Off Campus: Fear of gun violence should not lead to fear of mentally ill

Off Campus: Fear of gun violence should not lead to fear of mentally ill Claiming that persons with mental illness are major contributors to a multi-dimensional national problem may be politically expedient, but is ultimately self-defeating both for improving and … Continue reading

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Stigma surrounding mental illness grows in wake of school shootings

Stigma surrounding mental illness grows in wake of school shootings People usually don’t have much of a problem telling others they have diabetes or heart disease. But admitting they have mental illness is a different story.

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