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One_Life_To_Give Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:55 PM
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24. What about "Lone Wolves" ?
I agree about the mentally ill as a group typically being the victim.

But when it comes to some of the mass murder of random people cases. Be it Virginia Tech, the McDonald's some years back etc. Very high profile indiscriminate carnage. It's a shame that seemingly often after the fact. People can recount the warning signs. But we never seem to be able to intervene in time to prevent these tragedies. (Although perhaps by definition it's impossible to know of those cases where successful intervention took place.)
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  -Mental illness has to be addressed in this tragedy... Blue_Roses  Jan-10-11 06:34 PM   #0 
  - Too bad Reagan released from their hospitals. nt  valerief   Jan-10-11 06:35 PM   #1 
  - yes, let's just return to the good old days of warehousing people.  cali   Jan-11-11 12:08 PM   #13 
  - Oh for gods sake that is not what valerief meant, she was pointing out  TBF   Jan-11-11 12:22 PM   #17 
     - the mental health care system is far, far better today than it was in 1980.  cali   Jan-11-11 12:26 PM   #19 
        - It may well be - in fact it's been 30 years so I would hope so. I do know  TBF   Jan-11-11 12:36 PM   #20 
  - Those institutions where hells of torture and abuse.  Odin2005   Jan-11-11 03:29 PM   #28 
  - There are many big issues at play here that are not being discussed.  EmeraldCityGrl   Jan-10-11 06:41 PM   #2 
  - this has happened before...  Blue_Roses   Jan-11-11 11:03 AM   #9 
     - I'm referring to an assassination attempt on an  EmeraldCityGrl   Jan-11-11 12:06 PM   #11 
        - Politician, McDonalds, Professor, School  One_Life_To_Give   Jan-11-11 02:25 PM   #22 
           - YouTube could be instrumental in doing this  EmeraldCityGrl   Jan-11-11 02:39 PM   #23 
              - But how/to whom should it be reported?  One_Life_To_Give   Jan-11-11 03:01 PM   #26 
                 - If I came across a recent "goodbye cruel world"  EmeraldCityGrl   Jan-11-11 03:47 PM   #29 
  - thanks for the link  mdmc   Jan-10-11 06:47 PM   #3 
  - easy access to guns + untreated mental illness  zippy890   Jan-10-11 06:59 PM   #4 
  - exactly  Blue_Roses   Jan-11-11 11:06 AM   #10 
  - garbage. The mentally ill are no more likely to commit a crime than anyone else  cali   Jan-11-11 12:08 PM   #12 
     - What about "Lone Wolves" ?  One_Life_To_Give   Jan-11-11 02:55 PM   #24 
  - Yes, the psychopathology of the right wingers must be addressed...  rfranklin   Jan-10-11 08:06 PM   #5 
  - Thanks for posting this. We can't overlook the fact this is a  LuckyStrykes   Jan-10-11 08:36 PM   #6 
  - nope. not true. Yes, health services have been cut back in many states  cali   Jan-11-11 12:14 PM   #15 
     - But access to treatement doesn't mean much for many with mental illnesses  wickerwoman   Jan-11-11 03:04 PM   #27 
  - Agreed. It sounds like this young man is a victim of systemic failure,  mzmolly   Jan-10-11 08:38 PM   #7 
  - Looks more like he was failed by his family and to a lesser extent, his friends.  cali   Jan-11-11 12:14 PM   #16 
     - The school knew he was a probable  mzmolly   Jan-11-11 02:20 PM   #21 
  - I absolutely agree. I haven't seen the media call for this yet.  pacalo   Jan-10-11 09:37 PM   #8 
  - Yes, exactly - 100% agree  Taverner   Jan-11-11 12:10 PM   #14 
     - Agree entirely...  Imajika   Jan-11-11 12:25 PM   #18 
     - Makes sense to me -  TBF   Jan-11-11 03:00 PM   #25 

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