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The War on Mental Health

girl buddy Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 7:19 PM
In every gun spree we've had, the perp was on some sort of drug, anti-depressant, psychotropic drug, on them or coming off them. Moreover, this same class of drug is associated with all the bizarre killings of children by their mothers. THAT'S what needs to be part of this debate.

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...