Waiting for the Next “Biggest” Mass Murder, Part II

Why we Need to to Stop Blaming “Mental Illness” As a psychiatric social worker, some basic  issues come to mind when public figures blame “mental illness” willy-nilly as the cause for mass murder.  1. People who commit mass murder are no more likely to be mentally ill than then general population. Unfortunately, it is an … Continue reading Waiting for the Next “Biggest” Mass Murder, Part II

Waiting for the Next “Biggest” Mass Murder, part 1

The CDC estimates that over 33,000 people die from gun violence every year. That is 33,000+ preventable deaths. Wednesday 2/14/18 the third largest school shooting in America this century* occurred at a High school in Parkland Florida, leaving 17 people dead and 14 more wounded. It is behind only Virginia Tech (32) and Sandy Hook (27).   … Continue reading Waiting for the Next “Biggest” Mass Murder, part 1