Updated: Ann Coulter in a recent column posted on WND.com suggests “Crazies need to be committed, not given civil-rights protection.”
Coulter is correct as usual. Insightful, articulate, passionate, merciless in debate and stunningly attractive; she hits the target dead center: “Guns don’t kill people, the mentally ill do.”
Coulter then goes through the details and specific signs that could have prevented so many tragic deaths in massacre of unarmed innocents if only America had a functional and responsible mental health profession. Would someone please explain why “mental health professional” is NOT an oxymoron as currently practiced in 2013 worldwide?
A personal friend who later became Chief of his tribe declared years ago, “White people have it wrong. Money is not the root of all evil, loneliness is.”
There, mental health problems solved so stop doping people stupid and pay them positive personal preferably family attention when young. The current common practice is to proscribe drugs, rely on the patient to take drugs, patient fails, incarcerate, dope patient stupid, then, as patient awakens – proscribe more drugs and turn them lose again. It’s the Syco Silly Cycle insuring full employment for so-called mental health professionals and direct danger to the public.
At best an inexact study and far from a science, should we study how many “latest trends” in the field of Mental Health are totally debunked short years later? Should we consider how the field is based on lack of responsibility for anything by anyone and the unjustified focus on medication? Consider.
Seung-Hui Cho, who committed the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, had been diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder as a child and placed under treatment.
But Virginia Tech was prohibited from being told about Cho’s mental health problems because of federal privacy laws.
At college, Cho engaged in behavior even more bizarre than the average college student. He stalked three women and, at one point, went totally silent, refusing to speak even to his roommates. He was involuntarily committed to a mental institution for one night and then unaccountably unleashed on the public, whereupon he proceeded to engage in the deadliest mass shooting by an individual in U.S. history.
The 2011 Tucson, Ariz., shopping mall shooter, Jared Loughner, was so obviously disturbed that if he’d stayed in Pima Community College long enough to make the yearbook, he would have been named “Most Likely to Commit Mass Murder.”
After Loughner got a tattoo, the artist, Carl Grace, remarked: “That’s a weird dude. That’s a Columbine candidate.”
One of Loughner’s teachers, Ben McGahee, filed numerous complaints against him, hoping to have him removed from class. “When I turned my back to write on the board,” McGahee said, “I would always turn back quickly – to see if he had a gun.”