Josh has hit the nail on the head. He has put words to the thoughts that rage through my brain every time one of these horrible massacres occurs, and the press and its hand-picked interviewees start up the old saw: “Mentally ill..he must have been mentally ill…”
Hello dear reader(s)!
Stop saying the shooter was mentally ill. I would like to see your psychiatry credentials. I would like to see your social work degree or your psychology degree. I would also love to know how you feel you can diagnose someone after their death.
Mentally ill people are far more likely to be the victims of violence as opposed to the perpetrators.¹ These assumptions that any of these mass shooters was mentally ill is simply offensive. People are attempting to justify the things they can’t understand by assuming the people must be mentally ill. I have read posts today about depression being involved and how these shooters just “snapped”. Snapping is not a symptom of the mentally ill. It is a symptom of the mentally weak. It is also hard to say that someone snapped, when they premeditated a murder. If depression were the reason, how come…
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