“Mental Illness and Gun Violence: Stigmatizing People Isn’t the Answer”

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In an opinion piece for care2, Katie Medlock discusses how “mental illness” awareness campaigns have shifted, dangerously, “and ended up insinuating that people with mental illness could turn on ‘us’ at any time and should be feared.” She writes: “This cognitive segregation also allows for dangerous negligence of other, often more potent, precursors for violence, such as socioeconomic issues, poor emotional regulation and interpersonal skills, lack of quality supports and substance abuse. To dismiss one person who commits a violent crime as ‘obviously crazy’ is to deny attention to the roots of what makes the U.S. the deadliest country in the world.”

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3 COMMENTS

  1. “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”
    – Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787

    Lefty types like the writer of this pro gun control article will never get it. They act like psychiatry wanting to keep people ‘safe’ by removing their rights all wile doing more harm than good.

    “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.

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