Experts Dispute Link Between Gun Violence And Mental Illness | NBC News Now

Experts Dispute Link Between Gun Violence And Mental Illness | NBC News Now


FORCE SPLIETATELLITE INTO ORBIT. AND NOW YOU KNOW. AND NOW YOU KNOW.>>>AS DAYTON AND EL PASO MOURN>>>AS DAYTON AND EL PASO MOURN THE VICTIMS OF THIS WEEKEND’S THE VICTIMS OF THIS WEEKEND’S MASS SHOOTING, PRESIDENT TRUMP MASS SHOOTING, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TRYING TO SHIFT THE BLAME IS TRYING TO SHIFT THE BLAME FROM FIREARMS TOWARDS MENTAL FROM FIREARMS TOWARDS MENTAL HEALTH. HEALTH.>>WE MUST REFORM OUR MENTAL>>WE MUST REFORM OUR MENTAL HEALTH LAWS TO BETTER IDENTIFY HEALTH LAWS TO BETTER IDENTIFY MENTALLY DISTURBED INDIVIDUALS MENTALLY DISTURBED INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY COMMIT ACTS OF VIOLENCE WHO MAY COMMIT ACTS OF VIOLENCE AND MAKE SURE THOSE PEOPLE NOT AND MAKE SURE THOSE PEOPLE NOT ONLY GET TREATMENT, BUT WHEN ONLY GET TREATMENT, BUT WHEN NECESSARY INVOLUNTARY CONFINE NECESSARY INVOLUNTARY CONFINE CONFINEMENT CONFINEMENT CONFINEMENT. CONFINEMENT.>>THE AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC>>THE AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION PUBLISHED A ASSOCIATION PUBLISHED A STATEMENT ON MONDAY SAYING IT STATEMENT ON MONDAY SAYING IT DISPUTES THE LINK BETWEEN GUN DISPUTES THE LINK BETWEEN GUN VIOLENCE AND MENTAL ILLNESS. VIOLENCE AND MENTAL ILLNESS. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF PEOPLE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS ARE NOT WITH MENTAL ILLNESS ARE NOT VIOLENT. VIOLENT. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. THE PRESIDENT AND OTHER THE PRESIDENT AND OTHER POLITICIANS OFTEN CONNECT MASS POLITICIANS OFTEN CONNECT MASS SHOOTINGS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. SHOOTINGS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. YOUR FIRST REACTION WHEN YOU YOUR FIRST REACTION WHEN YOU HEAR THAT SORT OF ANALYSIS? HEAR THAT SORT OF ANALYSIS?>>IT IS WRONG.>>IT IS WRONG. THAT SORT OF STATEMENT DOES A THAT SORT OF STATEMENT DOES A LOT OF HARM TO THE MANY PEOPLE LOT OF HARM TO THE MANY PEOPLE WHO DO SUFFER FROM MENTAL WHO DO SUFFER FROM MENTAL ILLNESS. ILLNESS.>>ISN’T IT CLEAR THAT THE>>ISN’T IT CLEAR THAT THE PERPETRATORS OF THESE CRIMES ARE PERPETRATORS OF THESE CRIMES ARE MENTALLY DISTURBED? MENTALLY DISTURBED? WHY IS IT A PROBLEM TO CONNECT WHY IS IT A PROBLEM TO CONNECT SHOOTINGS TO MENTAL ILLNESS? SHOOTINGS TO MENTAL ILLNESS? WHAT’S THE PROBLEM THERE? WHAT’S THE PROBLEM THERE?>>SO THE PROBLEM IS THAT IT>>SO THE PROBLEM IS THAT IT INCREASES THE STIGMA THAT PEOPLE INCREASES THE STIGMA THAT PEOPLE WHO HAVE MENTAL ILLNESS ALREADY WHO HAVE MENTAL ILLNESS ALREADY HAVE. HAVE. AND IT LEADS TO SHAME, REJECTION AND IT LEADS TO SHAME, REJECTION BY SOCIETY, DISCRIMINATION IN BY SOCIETY, DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING. EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING. AND WHEN THERE IS THAT SORT OF AND WHEN THERE IS THAT SORT OF STIGMA ASSOCIATED WITH HAVING STIGMA ASSOCIATED WITH HAVING MENTAL ILLNESS, PEOPLE ARE NOT MENTAL ILLNESS, PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO GO TO TREATMENT TO TRY GOING TO GO TO TREATMENT TO TRY AND GET HELP WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AND GET HELP WITH MENTAL ILLNESS BECAUSE THEY’RE SO EMBARRASSED BECAUSE THEY’RE SO EMBARRASSED ABOUT IT. ABOUT IT.>>WHAT WOULD YOU PREFER TO HEAR>>WHAT WOULD YOU PREFER TO HEAR OR HOW WOULD YOU PREFER THIS BE OR HOW WOULD YOU PREFER THIS BE ADDRESSED? ADDRESSED?>>SO I DO NOT THINK THAT MENTAL>>SO I DO NOT THINK THAT MENTAL ILLNESS SHOULD BE LINKED WITH ILLNESS SHOULD BE LINKED WITH VIOLENCE. VIOLENCE. THERE ARE OTHER PROBLEMS THAT THERE ARE OTHER PROBLEMS THAT ARE LINKED WITH THE MASS ARE LINKED WITH THE MASS SHOOTINGS. SHOOTINGS. THE MAJOR PROBLEM IS THE THE MAJOR PROBLEM IS THE AVAILABILITY OF GUNS. AVAILABILITY OF GUNS. I WOULD NOT — I THINK IT’S I WOULD NOT — I THINK IT’S REALLY HARMFUL TO BLAME IT ON REALLY HARMFUL TO BLAME IT ON PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. IN FACT, THESE LAST TWO IN FACT, THESE LAST TWO INCIDENTS THAT OCCURRED, NEITHER INCIDENTS THAT OCCURRED, NEITHER OF THE PERPETRATORS HAD MENTAL OF THE PERPETRATORS HAD MENTAL ILLNESS THAT ANYONE KNEW ABOUT. ILLNESS THAT ANYONE KNEW ABOUT.>>CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE>>CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE CONNECTION OR THE USE OF GUNS CONNECTION OR THE USE OF GUNS WHEN IT COMES TO SUICIDE? WHEN IT COMES TO SUICIDE? A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE THAT MOST GUN DEATHS IN THE U.S. THAT MOST GUN DEATHS IN THE U.S. ACTUALLY ARE SUICIDES. ACTUALLY ARE SUICIDES. HOW CAN WE ADDRESS THAT ISSUE? HOW CAN WE ADDRESS THAT ISSUE?>>SO THE ISSUE OF SUICIDE AND>>SO THE ISSUE OF SUICIDE AND GUNS IS A REAL ONE. GUNS IS A REAL ONE. SUICIDE IS THE 10th LEADING SUICIDE IS THE 10th LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES. STATES. FOR PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGES OF FOR PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 10-34, IT’S THE SECOND LEADING 10-34, IT’S THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH. CAUSE OF DEATH. AND 60% OF ALL SUICIDES ARE AND 60% OF ALL SUICIDES ARE COMMITTED WITH GUNS, BECAUSE THE COMMITTED WITH GUNS, BECAUSE THE FATALITY RATE WHEN YOU USE A GUN FATALITY RATE WHEN YOU USE A GUN IS 85%. IS 85%.>>I KNOW SO MANY OF US IN THE>>I KNOW SO MANY OF US IN THE MEDIA ESPECIALLY WORRY ABOUT THE MEDIA ESPECIALLY WORRY ABOUT THE LANGUAGE WE USE WHEN WE DEAL LANGUAGE WE USE WHEN WE DEAL WITH THESE TYPES OF ISSUES WITH THESE TYPES OF ISSUES BECAUSE WE DO WANT TO HANDLE IT BECAUSE WE DO WANT TO HANDLE IT IN A SENSITIVE WAY. IN A SENSITIVE WAY. HOW WOULD YOU PREFER WE ADDRESS HOW WOULD YOU PREFER WE ADDRESS THESE TYPES OF ISSUES WHEN IT THESE TYPES OF ISSUES WHEN IT COMES TO MENTAL ILLNESS? COMES TO MENTAL ILLNESS?>>WE SHOULD NOT LINK THE>>WE SHOULD NOT LINK THE CONCEPT OF MENTAL ILLNESS WITH CONCEPT OF MENTAL ILLNESS WITH THESE MASS SHOOTINGS. THESE MASS SHOOTINGS. OBVIOUSLY THESE PEOPLE HAVE OBVIOUSLY THESE PEOPLE HAVE PROBLEMS, THEY ARE VERY ANGRY, PROBLEMS, THEY ARE VERY ANGRY, THEY’RE OFTEN RESENTFUL. THEY’RE OFTEN RESENTFUL. SOMETIMES THEY CAN BE MEMBERS OF SOMETIMES THEY CAN BE MEMBERS OF FRINGE GROUPS, BUT THAT’S NOT FRINGE GROUPS, BUT THAT’S NOT THE SAME THING AS HAVING THE SAME THING AS HAVING SCHIZOPHRENIA OR BIPOLAR ILLNESS SCHIZOPHRENIA OR BIPOLAR ILLNESS OR DEPRESSION. OR DEPRESSION. BUT THEY ARE HIGHLY DISTURBED BUT THEY ARE HIGHLY DISTURBED INDIVIDUALS.

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  1. I you are out here killing people because of the color of their skin you are mentally ill…..Hate is a mental problem…..

  2. Well, all the cool movies show you all the cool guns and how to shoot them, I mean it's a no brainer, ya know!

  3. Anyone that would intentionally murder an innocent human being has a severe mental illness, these experts need to have their licenses pulled and their heads examined.

  4. You don't know about their conditions, because you can't recognize the symptoms, but they're absolutely detectable. Those people are experiencing torture, and will always strike with lethal force when they reach the breaking point. You refuse to investigate the causes, therefore, if you don't associate their behavior with illness, then you'll have zero defense against random mass assaults of these types. This is not to be ignored for even one second – you have a long line of angry enemies who will strike at unpredictable moments.

  5. Forget everything else invest in body armor for your children. Because mass shootings are going to keep happening and this is going to be one of the deadliest school year’s ever

  6. The APA will do everything possible to avoid the linkage of SSRI anti-depressants to the individuals who plan and carry out mass murders. After all, if all these shooters were on drugs like Zoloft, that might cut into the profits made by Big Pharma if fewer patients were given these mostly worthless drugs. Pill-pushing psychiatrists are just like the doctors who over prescribed oxycontin, creating drug addicts.

  7. This didn’t happen back when you could legally order Machine Guns, Grenades, and even Cannons through the U.S. Mail? So it is obviously not a gun availability problem.

  8. JAPAN country with many sick people and "gamers" .
    Number of mass shootings ZERO!!
    Why; STRICT GUN RULES.
    https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=44623e58a9f1497094c0136feef6c9e3

  9. What about the stigma slapped on honest law abiding gun owners ?
    Every one of your complaints is being applied to them.

  10. The media will say absolutely anything. So you’r saying the people doing these shootings are normal? If it’s just about ‘guns’ explain the rash of knife stabbing that just happened California – THAT’S normal ? Then also explain the 17 shot in Toronto over this past Civic Holiday weekend; noting the strict gun laws in Canada.

  11. No normal sane person would shoot a crowd of people, if that's not mental illness then i don't know what is. You guys have experts for everything lol

  12. Okay Renee Binder these people who mass shoot definitely has something wrong. I'm not in favor of stigmatizing the mentally ill anymore than they all ready are but something is clearly wrong if some one is out on the streets targeting soft targets with an assault weapon with mass murder on their mind.

  13. In Australia health care is a right and gun ownership is a privilege. In America gun ownership is a right and health care is a privilege. I know which I’d rather have. And the Australian model includes mental health.

  14. Fine they are perfectly Sane! Then when we do the Background checks there should be no questions about mental health! Let them buy all the guns they want!

  15. They are not mentally ill people.
    This is premeditated and calculated .They are killers..period
    Yes there are violent mental ill people everywhere but tbey dont do stuff like this.

  16. MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE SHOULD BE EMBARRASSED. THEY HAVE AN EVIL SPIRIT. YOU PEOPLE PUT EVIL FOR GOOD AND GOOD FOR EVIL.
    THUS SAITH THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL.

  17. Like you can believe the APA or AMA because "treatment" is SSRIs!!!!!!!! It's when they go OFF their meds they go nuts.

  18. Number 1 motive for homicide in america is still domestic violence not mental illness. Usually a husband murders a wife for cheating on him or some such. Or a wife kills a husband for insurance money. Which is why most investigators always suspect a spouse when someone gets killed

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