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Psychologist warns parents about repeated violent behavior

“If you see some violent action or threatening action that reoccurs, then you can trust that you’ll see more of it,” Farrenkopf said. Parents, he told KATU News, need to show tough love to their adult children, even though they … Continue reading

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New Study Identifies Factors Linking Violence and Mental Illness

New research has identified a host of factors associated with the risk of adults with mental illness becoming victims of violence, as well as perpetrators of violence. “This work builds on an earlier study that found almost one-third of adults … Continue reading

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Stress, Sleeplessness, Anxiety: How Violence In The Valley Is Causing a Kind of PTSD

What Williams is describing, depression, drug use, and aggressive behavior are all symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Researchers even have a new name for it: toxic stress. Williams agrees but puts his own spin on the concept. “I call it … Continue reading

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It’s not Muslims or people with mental health problems who are most likely to kill you in a terrorist attack – it’s men

Toxic masculinity is what entitles a man to take a weapon and take other people’s lives in the name of his values. Toxic masculinity enforces the idea that being a “man” means not just being strong, but showing that strength … Continue reading

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For Police, a Playbook for Conflicts Involving Mental Illness

Studies have found that the training can alter the way officers view people with mental illness. And the approach, which teaches officers ways to defuse potentially violent encounters before force becomes necessary, is useful for officers facing any volatile situation, … Continue reading

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Stop connecting mental illness with violence

It certainly seems right given how often mental illness is offered as an explanation for violent behaviour. Just this week, for example, we heard that the recent attack on a Canadian Forces recruiting centre might have been the result, not … 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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What causes someone to do a mass shooting? – Mental Health Matters

People tend to believe violence that is not state-sanctioned stems from mental illness, that only a “crazy” person would severely injury or kill another human being. In one 2013 study, nearly half of the survey sample said that people with … Continue reading

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Blaming Gun Violence on the Mentally Ill Is Easy, but Ignorant

A meme that circulated recently on social media suggested that the days of going to our comedians for levity and our politicians for public policy are over. According to the post, we now get our belly laughs from Donald Trump … Continue reading

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