Category Archives: Mental Health

Everyone Has an Opinion: Tracking the Responses to this Latest Mass Shooting

SEVEN Dead Including Gunman in 'Mass Murder' California Shooting: http://t.co/jYUPtHCrFd #ElliotRodger #CaliforniaShooting #SADNews — Angel of Justice™ (@Christy_44) May 25, 2014 Maybe I am a cynic but the rhetoric about mass shootings has become predictable. Common themes to explain these massacres include: lax gun laws, mental illness, misogyny, chronic anger and rage, prescription medications, illicit […]

Update: Mother Who Heard Voices Drowned Both Sons

A Pennsylvania woman, Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, 40, drowned her three-year-old son in a bathtub. She also attempted to drown her six-year-old son because “crazy voices” told her she would be a better mother to her third child if the other two “weren’t around.” According to court documents, the mother put her oldest son, age 7, onto […]

Teen With Schizophrenia Shot and Killed By Police In Front of Family

18-year-old Keith Vidal was shot and killed by a police officer Sunday when authorities responded to a call for help from family members. Keith was in the midst of a schizophrenic episode. According to early reports, Keith had picked up a small screwdriver and refused to put it down, an action which prompted the family […]

The Rush to Diagnose The Colorado Shooter

Dave Cullen, author of the New York Times bestseller Columbine was part of a roundtable discussion this morning on MSNBC with Chris Hayes. The topic was the media coverage of the latest mass shooting. When conducting research for his book, Cullen reviewed the early news reports regarding the “facts” about the two shooters, Eric Harris […]

Clinical Terms In The News, Related to the Colorado Shooting

In light of what many are calling the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, you will likely be hearing many reports about the clinical and psychological status of the shooter. At this time, there have been no reports about his clinical or psychological status but mental health professionals have been speculating about it in the […]

Parents of Mentally Ill Psych Hospital Shooter Blog About the Incident

Two Interesting News Stories Sea of Heartbreak: Blog Post By Parents Of Killer John Shick Leaves More Questions Than Answers Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette The above article is about a blog post by the parents of a schizophrenic man John Shick who killed one person and wounded 5 others on a shooting spree at a large psychiatric […]