Apr 3, 2014

Mental illness, suicide, and violence

I have been written a surprising number of pieces about mental health, suicide, and violence over the course of the past two years. Here’s a list of thirty of these bog posts, arranged (for the most part) in reverse chronological order. My approach is to look at the suicide first, and then the homicide. Fewer than two percent of suicides also involve a homicide.

Adam Lanza’s suicide ignored by state report
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2013/11/adam-lanzas-suicide-ignored-by-state.html

Christian Stenographer’s Rant offers clues to mass violence
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2013/10/christian-stenographers-rant-offers.html

Aaron Alexis and the demon delusion
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2013/09/aaron-alexis-and-demon-delusion.html

What crisis de-escalation really sounds like
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2013/08/what-crisis-de-escalation-really-sounds.html

Is it Kendra’s law, or better care, that helps people get better?
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2013/08/is-it-kendras-law-or-better-care-that.html

Preventing the next bomb plot
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2013/04/preventing-next-bomb-plot.html

Did violent videogames cause the Newtown massacre?
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2013/03/did-violent-videogames-cause-newtown.html

Mentalizing, mental health and the restoration of community
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2013/03/mentalizing-mental-health-and.html

Notes on the PBS After Newtown coverage
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2013/02/notes-on-pbs-after-newtown-coverage.html

Teach suicide prevention wherever people buy guns
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2013/02/teach-suicide-prevention-where-people.html

How to smoke out a suicidal spree killer before anyone gets hurt
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2013/02/how-to-smoke-out-suicidal-spree-killer.html

The Five Step Way to think about Security, Suicide and Guns
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2013/01/the-five-step-way-to-think-about.html

Best comment by a police officer on the ramifications of armed teachers in schools
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2013/01/best-comment-by-police-officer-on.html

Suicide and gun risk are worth checking out
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2013/01/suicide-and-gun-risk-are-worth-checking.html

World's biggest task force, but nobody says anything new
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2013/01/worlds-biggest-task-force-but-nobody.html

Dear Vice-President Biden, Here’s what it takes to fix mental health
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2012/12/dear-vice-president-biden-heres-what-it.html

Vice-President Biden, a few new items for your mental health plan
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2013/01/vice-president-biden-few-new-items-for.html

What I am doing to respond to Sandy Hook
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2012/12/what-i-am-doing-to-respond-to-sandy-hook.html

Frightened moms at the instant before the trigger
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2012/12/frightened-moms-at-instant-before.html

Political correctness in the mental health community is killing people
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2012/12/political-correctness-in-mental-health.html

Coping with a violent child
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2012/12/coping-with-violent-child.html

Mass murder is the new flavor of American suicide
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2012/12/mass-murder-is-new-flavor-of-american.html

Defending Recovery
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2012/12/defending-recovery.html

Don’t Blame Deinstitutionalization
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2012/09/dontt-blame-deinstitutionalization.html

Your hate group, and all our safety
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2012/08/your-hate-group-and-all-our-safety.html

Campus security failures in two mass killings
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2012/08/campus-security-failures-in-two-mass.html

What it takes to prevent mass killings
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2012/07/what-it-takes-to-prevent-mass-killings.html

What’s a risk management person expected to do?
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2012/05/whats-risk-management-person-expected.html

Mental Illness and Crime Prevention
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2012/05/mental-illness-and-crime-prevention.html

Claiming some violent territory for mental illness
http://www.redesigningmentalillness.net/2012/05/claiming-some-violent-territory-for.html

1 comment:

Sheri de Grom said...

Paul, This is the most comprehensive reading list I've ever seen. You have an amazing amount of material I wish to review. I hope all is still tonight and I have the time to dig in and read. I'm interested on your take in what's happening in our society and why no one will stand up and take action. I'm particularly looking forward to reading the Joe Biden article. I so disagree with throwing money at community health centers for a variety of reasons but like I said, I need to read what you have to say first before I state my case. I've been down here in the trenches for almost 30 years and other than a couple of 'saints' we've met along the way, Tom and I have been on our own and we've had full pay insurance. Take care, Sheri