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Guns Don't Kill People, the Mentally Ill Do

cb71 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 7:56 PM
It's intellectual laziness, Ann. Hard to place the blame on the mentally ill.
KayBueno Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 8:16 PM
Psychology is the problem, not the solution. There must be ways of sorting "evil" from "mentally ill." Psychology has become soft and delusional in that they believe the diagnosis covers it and the medication can "manage" the disturbance within the individual, i.e., "mainstreaming," whereas previously the violent were institutionalized. I do not know where people are getting their statistics that only a small percentage of mentally ill are violent. I think it's a higher percentage, due to the time I worked in a psychiatric hospital in administration. There were rapes, assaults, vandalism/destruction due to schizophrenic fury beyond what one would believe a person capable of.

Seung-Hui Cho, who committed the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, had been diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder as a child and placed under treatment.

But Virginia Tech was prohibited from being told about Cho's mental health problems because of federal privacy laws.

At college, Cho engaged in behavior even more bizarre than the average college student. He stalked three women and, at one point, went totally silent, refusing to speak even to his roommates. He was involuntarily committed to a mental institution for one night and then unaccountably unleashed on the public, whereupon he proceeded to engage in...