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Guns Don't Kill People, the Mentally Ill Do

sgahpa Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 8:11 AM
We need to acknowledge that we are overmedicating and overtreating this generation. According to statistics at my local university -- a top liberal arts college -- roughly 25 percent of its students are on medication or receiving some level of psychiatric care. That said, we can see the real nuts. There needs to be a better mechanism for identifying these individuals, mandating evaluation and potentially removing them from society. This number is not nearly so high -- maybe 1 in several thousand.

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...