Tag Archives: mental illness

Why Mass Murderers May Not Be Very Different From You Or Me


Opinion piece by Richard A Friedman in NYT, 8 Aug 2019. The current [and for some while] habit of dismissing mass murders as acts of “mentally ill monsters” has no basis in anything but unthinkin predjudice and habitual hatred – … Continue reading

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not being like everybody else is not the same as being sick…


“…if you are not like everybody else, then you are abnormal, if you are abnormal , then you are sick. These three categories, not being like everybody else, not being normal and being sick are in fact very different but … Continue reading

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22 April 2013 – Earth Day


1.5 the number of earth-like planets we need to sustain human activity with current population and lifestyle patterns. . 2  the number of earth-like planets we’ll need by 2020. . . 3  One in three  people alive today do not have … Continue reading

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Risk of death in road traffic accident 1,100 times greater than homicide by a stranger with psychosis


  It’s a truism that the media likes to make a splash of stories of people involving people with mental illness committing violent crimes: trumpeting how “these people” represent  a grave danger to society and fuelling often hysterical calls for … Continue reading

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