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The War on Mental Health

Carlos_7 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 8:45 PM
One young guy (after years on Ritalin) developed a split down his Aorta ... After an all-day surgery, he's a survivor (though, no one knows for how long the repairs will hold). Doctors have absolutely no explanation why this happened ... I think it was the Ritalin.

The Huffington Post reported today that mental health solutions alone can't thwart gun violence.

[B]y shifting the debate away from gun control and toward mental health concerns, proponents run the risk of further stigmatizing mental illness, discouraging those who confront it from seeking professional help. "Most gun violence is just not committed by people with mental illness, were we somehow to stop violence by anyone with a mental illness -- as unlikely as that outcome might be -- we would be safer, but only a teeny bit safer. As much as these incidents attract everybody's attention and concern, they are...