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The War on Mental Health

RickG_Prov_RI Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 12:00 PM
Thank you. There is a difference between mental competence and mental sanity. A contract assassin is not a mentally stable person. Sane people don't kill people for a living. They are more than mentally competent enough to plot out an assassination in the hope they've left the police without enough evidence to get caught. That doesn't negate the fact that they're a sociopath by occupation.
rwingflyer Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 7:12 PM
Back in the good old days, a person was naturally considered mentally imbalanced if they committed heinous crimes, but that didn't stop the deserved punishment. Today, they call them mentally ill. Back in the good old days, they were called criminals and they were locked up or executed. There was little concern that a killer or rapist may be "stigmatized" because of a conviction and punishment.

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...