Tag Archives: mental health

A letter I really should send.

Dear Professor: You may wonder why I stalked out of class today. It wasn’t for a doctor’s appointment – I had one, but not until later. Nor was it because my medicine was making me nauseated, like I told you … Continue reading

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Sigh. Again.

I am beginning to sympathize with honest policemen. What with all the cops who have been implicated in killings over the past few years, it must be hard to be a good cop. I have never doubted that they are … Continue reading

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Why this matters….

The distinction I made in the last post (evil as opposed to mental illness) matters a great deal.  In a discussion in my Facebook, a friend said “People in their right minds don’t kill other people. Period. Whatever you want … Continue reading

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Let’s get one thing straight….

On Facebook, I have seen people insisting that Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who shot nine people in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church had to have been mentally ill because “no one just walks into a church and shoots … Continue reading

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Mental illness & gun violence: we need to be careful, here.

It has been several weeks since the Connecticut shooting, and I taken the time to reflect.  My thinking has evolved from my early knee-jerk reaction (how crazy was this guy?), which I think is a good thing. On the page … Continue reading

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Facts can be inconvenient, sometimes.

You know, all this insistence on the truth can sometimes get in the way of what I want to say. I was going to write a post about how responding to the Aurora and Wisconsin mass shootings with calls for … Continue reading

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