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Why are we now referring to anyone who commits a gun crime as "mentally ill?"


One of the things that bothers me most about this debate is that violent shooters are all now somehow assumed to have mental illnesses that are mismanaged or untreated. Where is this belief coming from?

 

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    Sarah B (Sarah Kessler) 2 years ago

    There are so many different opinions about what defines "mentally ill." To many, anyone who has the desire to kill is mentally ill. But as a mental health advocate, I think this is dangerous territory, because it equates mental illness with evil.


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