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Is There Really a Link Between Mental Illness and Mass Shootings?

January 27, 2020


Does mental illness and gun violence actually
have a scientific connection? After every major mass shooting in the U.S.,
there is always a discussion about whether or not the perpetrator’s mental health was
to blame. A recent study even showed that news media
pairs mental illness with violence at a higher rate than it actually occurs. Oh, and then, there’s this guy. And yea, the shooter he’s talking about
did have a history of mental illness, but there is still a lack of scientific evidence
to support the idea that America’s gun problem is rooted in mental health. In fact, there is actually data that shows
the opposite is true. Several epidemiological studies have shown
that there is little to no correlation between mental illness and violence towards others. This includes people who suffer from schizophrenia,
bipolar disorder, and severe depression. The National Institute of Mental Health carried
out one of the first studies on the subject in 1990. They collected data from over 10,000 people
across three major U.S. cities. The study accounted for things like socioeconomic
status and substance abuse problems. The ultimate conclusion was that if we were
to somehow eliminate the risk of people with mental illnesses carrying out violent crimes,
the amount of violent crimes in the U.S. would only drop by 4%. A few years later, the MacArthur Violence
Risk Assessment Study followed more than 1,000 psychiatric patients who had been discharged
from medical care. The study discovered that patients who suffered
only from a serious mental illness and had no substance abuse problems had the same risk
in committing violent behavior as anyone else in their communities. And according to more recent national data
from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, only 3-5% of violent acts can be
attributed to people who have serious mental illnesses. Now, the rate of violent crimes for this population
does goes up when you mix in substance abuse, but that’s true for the general population
as well. On the flip side of this, people who suffer
from serious mental illnesses are 10 times more likely to be the victims of violent crimes
than members of the general population. They are also often the victims of self-inflicted
violence. Over half of gun fatalities in the U.S. are
from suicide. Experts believe that an emphasis on suicide
would be a better policy approach in preventing gun violence, for which there is plenty of
evidence and data, as opposed to focusing on mental illness’ connection to mass murders,
for which there is little data. Lastly, finding a scientific connection between
gun violence and anything can be difficult nowadays. That’s because there was legislation passed
in the late 1990s that essentially pulls funding away from any federal agency looking to study
gun violence as a public health issue. I mean, the CDC gets funding to study rare
diseases like cholera, diphtheria, polio, and rabies. Over the last 40 years those diseases have
only killed around 2,000 people in the U.S. In that same time frame, 1.4 million Americans
have died because of firearms. So let’s remember that, even when we see
headlines like this. And have a president who says things like
this. So, if science can’t solve the gun problem,
what can it do? Lots. Like, how about cleaning the air with bicycles? Find out about it here. Don’t forget to subscribe, and be sure to
come back to seeker for more videos.

100 Comments

  • Reply Chow Cheng En November 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Just gett rid of the fucking gun

  • Reply EZ2B_HARDCORE November 14, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    YES , mental illness is the only cause ….
    look how many people own guns in USA ,
    if Americans chose to massacre every time they got mad,
    there would be mass shooting everyday…. GUNS = NOT THE PROBLEM …

  • Reply Kinghenry96 November 14, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    You guys need to stick to science news and stay out of the political realm, I know this video wasn't political in the least, but dont put yourself in that place that would jeapordize your credibility as a science channel.

  • Reply Chris Shipman November 14, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Yet there is no evidence that gun control works at all. The funding pull is a lie.

    This is political rhetoric

  • Reply DarkRaikon November 14, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    to be honest people with mental illness shouldn't be allowed for their sake and in those 4-5% other sake
    and so is religions people who may one day hear their god saying to them let's start killing…

  • Reply bL1X November 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Do I have to unsubscribe from yet another channel for having a political agenda?

  • Reply spider pig November 14, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    The findings of these studies were presented poorly. They found that there is no link between schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or depression and violent behavior. But the way it is presented makes it sound like this also applies to any other kind of mental disorder, which is of course not true. People who commit mass murder clearly have serious mental issues. However not necessarily always ones that are officially counted as an illness.

  • Reply Eric Robinson November 14, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    There's a link between being a registered democrat and mass shootings.

  • Reply Chuck Itall November 14, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Well personally i do think the CIA is mentality insane…

  • Reply joey manning November 14, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Why use the washing post for a source when the real data in on the FBI website?

  • Reply Slagon Drayer November 14, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Its mass poisoning leading to cultural illness.

  • Reply Tay international November 15, 2017 at 12:57 am

    what is the rate of mass shooters that where currently or recently on prescription drugs ?

  • Reply THEmickTHEgun November 15, 2017 at 2:08 am

    1:19 Memories anyone?

  • Reply jassir amed November 15, 2017 at 5:19 am

    Mental illness or not if you slaughter a whole crowd of innocent people you should be put in a electric chair.

  • Reply Green Team BC November 15, 2017 at 6:07 am

    Is there really a connection between your iphone, snapchat and facebook and violence

  • Reply Y Z November 15, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Yeah I don't wanna fight people. I have chronic depression.

  • Reply Ryan November 15, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Regulate your guns, it works for every single other country, problem solved 🙂

  • Reply Shawn Ravenfire November 15, 2017 at 11:50 am

    I think part of the problem is the fact that we use "mental illness" as an umbrella term for both people who are depressed and people who are violently dangerous. We need to be more specific. Also, I think it confuses the issue further that the connection (or lack thereof) between mass shootings and mental illness is politicized in two directions. The right uses mental illness as a way of deflecting responsibility for gun deaths away from the gun industry, while the left uses the risks posed by the mentally ill as a justification for more gun regulation. In other words, the right says the mass shooters are all mentally ill, there was no way we could have known this, and there's no reason to punish the rest of us with more gun regulations, and the left says the mass shooters are all mentally ill, we could have foreseen this if we'd done a proper background check, and that's why we need more regulations on gun sellers. If it turns out that mass shooters AREN'T all mentally ill, then both the left and the right arguments fall flat, and since nobody wants to be proven wrong, everyone continues to assume mental illness was a factor in the shootings.

  • Reply T C L November 15, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    wtf? is that even a question?? murdering people is a pretty good indicator that you have mental issues. Its about the context ….. killing for fun or anger or ideas is crazy.

  • Reply Jason Unruhe November 16, 2017 at 12:34 am

    I call bullshit on these "studies". I've worked in the mental health field and have seen the complete opposite.

  • Reply Richard Sebek November 16, 2017 at 1:28 am

    Just saying, this channel went from decent science to extremely political.

  • Reply STaSHZILLA November 16, 2017 at 2:54 am

    His eyebrows look like Puma logos

  • Reply TheHueisOver™ November 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    White "people"

  • Reply Robert Moore III November 16, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    unsubscribed…this liberal rhetoric is just getting silly now. The shooter escaped from a psychiatric hospital!!! Are you kidding me?! Why would a sane person kill people?! Please don't believe this liberal propaganda!!! Watch Alex Jones for real news, not this FAKE stuff!

  • Reply JackTradesman November 17, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Hey cars kill lots of people. Lets ban all the cars. Well, trucks are capable of killing even more people! BAN THE TRUCKS!
    Oh? You don't want your license revoked, or be forced to turn in your vehicle, or be required to pass a slew of more tests to operate a motor vehicle? How about having to pass a separate test in EVERY state you wish to drive in, instead of having a single state's license valid for all of them?

    Now you understand why gun owners roll their eyes at your incompetent views.

  • Reply Benjamin B. November 18, 2017 at 4:23 am

    Mental illness is mostly environmental and if genetic it is triggered by other people or trauma.

  • Reply Dudedustin718 November 18, 2017 at 6:57 am

    Everyone waits til Trump says something to actually start looking into these things. Thank you Trump?

  • Reply Bill Nye Fake Science Guy November 18, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Go away #SoyBoy

  • Reply Yacahuma X November 20, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Thats stupid. A suicide will most likely kill 1 person, not 50. We should first try to understand the cause of the later.

  • Reply Murphy W November 20, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    WOW! Now I remember why I ignore all the comment sections on YouTube.

  • Reply vatossan November 22, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Mass Shootings, not gun violence, 2 different things. all Mass Shootings are done buy people who are fckd up in the membrane, insane in the membrane. like that rap tune https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RijB8wnJCN0

  • Reply Edbbie Rosado November 22, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    There is no gun problem.

  • Reply Edbbie Rosado November 22, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    There is no gun problem.

  • Reply Kathyn Smith November 22, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Are these the same institutes that tried so desparately to link video games to gun violence, if so, why should i trust this now.

  • Reply Dora Wang November 23, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Other countries don't give mental illness people guns.

  • Reply Jesse Hernandez November 24, 2017 at 2:52 am

    Not gun problem, mass shooting problem

  • Reply Fluff Merchant November 24, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I was just about to subscribe but then saw this video. Thanks for making it obvious what you are all about.

  • Reply John Lacy November 24, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    If I find your belief system, or ideological values to be an affront to my own, it is easy to dismiss you as having mental problems, rather than accept the basic truth that believing in fucked up shit doesn't equal having a legitimate psychological/brain disorder. It's seems natural to think that anyone who could open fire on children must have mental problems. It's easier than acknowledging what any of us are capable of doing when put in a specific set of circumstances.
    The Stanford prison experiment demonstrates this in a repeatable fashion. There is no good or evil in tangible, quantifiable terms, only situations where any one of us will do "evil," or "good."
    The only way to turn this around is to start raising children properly with clearly defined and sacred values. We have had guns for over 200 years, yet mass shootings are a new phenomenon. It should be a relatively easy matter to identify the differences between the modern and the legacy.
    I have a feeling that due to the malaise of apathetic laziness and self serving identity culture brought on by the licentious permissiveness of our modern times, most would be offended at that thought.
    I am sure things will get worse before they get better.

  • Reply jagfruit 1 November 25, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    It's not the mental illness IT'S THE BENZODIAZEPINES!!!! (valium, Xanax, klonipan) These anti anxiety meds are SO DANGEROUS when you stop taking them because of the physiological changes it makes in the body. After years of being on this med your Gaba receptors have been changed and you are not equipped to handle stress properly. This can push people who are in an emotionally fragile state over the edge. IT'S THE PHARMA DRUGS.

  • Reply Marty November 26, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    There's a difference between being rooted in, and being linked to.

  • Reply Tahoe Jones November 28, 2017 at 5:30 am

    Playing loose with the big numbers. No mention of mass shootings.
    Virtually clickbait, with a snowflake ending.

  • Reply Ricky Spanish December 2, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    I’m to depressed to hurt anyone even myself. Too depressed to even get outta bed, much less to even get a gun.

  • Reply John N. December 4, 2017 at 4:51 am

    is that pajama boy?

  • Reply Richard W. Bradford December 4, 2017 at 5:19 am

    Trump is a very deranged individual !

  • Reply Anonymous December 11, 2017 at 4:51 am

    Psychiatric DRUGS make people crazy, violent, homicidal, suicidal, and more likely to get in car accidents? Plus psychiatric drugs are ending up in tap water by pharmaceutical companies? Plus turning America into a giant California Skid Row is costing tax payers billions and healthcare practioners are knowingly bankrupting medicaid/medicare to do it through medical gaslighting? Swiss Pharma is Big Pharma and the gig is up? masses are unto u? Look up Friday the 13 in France and the Vatican centuries ago, a lot of satanist have infiltrated the US?

  • Reply The FPV Life December 30, 2017 at 1:32 am

    More white Americans have died by the guns they love than any other race or ethnic group. Don't they call that stepping on one's own foot.

  • Reply SMEGY 89 December 31, 2017 at 12:38 am

    hold on
    if you have mental health issues and can be/go unstable and become a danger to yourself and other and have assess to a gun/guns, how do you not content the two?
    look at the mass shooting committed by teens.
    they are bullied in school, they are in a bad place and have assess to a gun/guns?
    sounds like a mental brake-down making it a mental issue.

  • Reply Pete Lorenzo January 3, 2018 at 9:44 am

    I has the mental health

  • Reply Da Cashman January 3, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Motivation to murder yourself or others is a mental illness.

  • Reply David Jon Burke February 15, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Wow that makes perfect sense!! mass shooters are completely sane

  • Reply Master Hughes February 18, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    You just said the stupidest thing i have ever heard a lot of the people involved in these type crimes are mentally ill how much proof do you need. it does not take a genius to figure it out , 2 your lying about the studies. you must be a fool.

  • Reply hydro1957 February 20, 2018 at 12:53 am

    Check how many mass shooters are hearing voices. Can you say manipulation.

  • Reply XxThe Masked GamerXx February 20, 2018 at 6:35 am

    its nothing to do with mental illness its evilness

  • Reply sad flute February 20, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Bullshit show your facts then and why are you saying bi polar and depression like its different when manic depression was changed to bi polar in the 90s

  • Reply dj west February 22, 2018 at 1:42 am

    Mass shootings by people with serious mental illness represent less

    than 1% of all yearly gun-related homicides. In contrast, deaths by

    suicide using firearms account for the majority of yearly gun-related

    deaths. This is a fact. People struggling with mental illness are far likely to be victims of mass shooting then to be the shooter, and more likely to kill themselves then other people. Stop stigmatizing people with mental illness. They struggle enough as it is.

  • Reply TheMasterOfTheFrets February 22, 2018 at 6:54 am

    he conflates mentally ill with, medically treated

  • Reply abukamoon February 22, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    The link is between the DEEP STATE and the mass shootings.

  • Reply Keagan Jans February 24, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Why is it after Australia had their major gun seizure, mass shootings went down but individual homicides with a weapon skyrocketed over 300%.

  • Reply LesPaul2006 February 25, 2018 at 1:12 am

    Not every mentally ill person is a mass shooter. But every single shooter there has ever been is or was a mentally ill person.

  • Reply Tyler Jackson February 25, 2018 at 6:32 am

    0:38 Violence towards others IS mental illness. If you think it is totally normal to attack someone, you need help.

  • Reply Ozzy Mandias February 25, 2018 at 11:18 am

    A culture of violence.

  • Reply idiotburns February 26, 2018 at 2:29 am

    You totally missed the ball on this video. Address the side effects of antidepressents and the correlation to lack of empathy and violent acts period.

  • Reply Backpacker Thrulife March 3, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Would they have kept Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill from owning guns? Both suffered from depression, in Lincoln's case extreme depression. All this blaming of murders on mental illness is such a hurtful injustice against all those millions of gentle loving people who SUFFER from depression, schizophrenia, delusions etc. I've known many. Those things don't make you evil any more than cancer does. Murderers are bad, evil, and wicked. Interesting those words aren't used any more in this politically correct world. Instead an affliction is that millions of people didn't choose to have. All of them are being falsely accused.

  • Reply noah March 5, 2018 at 6:31 am

    This video is extremely misleading and uses generalized statistics that mean nothing. This information is dangerous and misguiding people from the truth.

  • Reply Travis Kern March 5, 2018 at 7:12 am

    This is all manipulated information!

  • Reply Theodore Lewis March 5, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Im buying this mental health you only when its whites then u play the mental shit.

  • Reply Imaginashawn March 11, 2018 at 8:10 am

    ' But is there really a connection between the mental health and violence? ' Um yeah! If every person pees in a bathroom is there a connection between peeing and bathrooms? DUH! The guy that shot up the concert, the kid that shot up the school in Florida, the guy that just shot up the veterans home in CA and most of the people doing shootings last year, and for years before … guess what? All mentally ill! I don't think mental illness itself is causing it, although the side affects from all the meds being forced on Americans are causing more sick people but mismanagement by patents and doctors and more powerful and less stable psychiatric medications are likely to blame as well! The number of people on psychiatric medicine in our country is rapidly rising and at the same time the mental health system is deteriorating causing miss management, sloppy diagnosis, staffing stretched so thin they are hiring unqualified people or just doing without. etc . Also dropping like flies is the number of mental hospitals. This is kinda a no brainer don't you think? We don't need more people making videos asking stupid questions like this, we need people working towards changing the problem!

  • Reply Jim haayy March 14, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    This guys is lying and all these mass shootings are done by people on these meds. They might have mental issues but the drugs given to them should be banned. His stats are wrong. His stats of 4% is taking in account domestic, gang related, drug related which you can't do when talking about mass shootings like what have become new since these drugs. The below is the correct way to get a basic understanding and a breakdown of the different types of mass shootings. After I will have the data link. Male sure to understand that medical records aren't always released as you will see but I can't imagine drug makers paying people to keep quiet like the do with every lawsuit brought up against them that has yet to make it to a judgement as they always get settled. If these were made public 90-95% would be linked to the drug and that is not something to ignore.
    Our focus is on public mass shootings in which the motive appeared to be indiscriminate killing. We used the following criteria to identify cases:

    The perpetrator took the lives of at least four people. A 2008 FBI report identifies an individual as a mass murderer—versus a spree killeror a serial killer—if he kills four or more people in a single incident (not including himself), typically in a single location. (*In 2013, the US government’s fatality baseline was revised down to three.)The killings were carried out by a lone shooter. (Except in the case of the Columbine massacre and the Westside Middle School killings, which involved two shooters.)The shootings occurred in a public place. (Except in the case of a party on private property in Crandon, Wisconsin, and another in Seattle, where crowds of strangers had gathered.) Crimes primarily related to gang activity or armed robbery are not included, nor are mass killings that took place in private homes (often stemming from domestic violence).Perpetrators who died or were wounded during the attack are not included in the victim counts.We included a handful of cases also known as “spree killings“—cases in which the killings occurred in more than one location over a short period of time, that otherwise fit the above criteria.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XV4mZi3gYDgwx5PrLwqqHTUlHkwkV-6uy_yeJh3X46o/edit?usp=drivesdk

  • Reply Daniel West March 17, 2018 at 12:44 am

    https://youtu.be/JRGxPk251mI

  • Reply mboiko March 19, 2018 at 6:47 am

    "Starting in the 1970s, advocates for closing mental hospitals argued that because of the availability of new psychotropic drugs, people with mental illness could live among the rest of the population in an unrestrained natural setting. Worst of all is the fact that those who engineered the shutting down of mental institutions have never been held accountable for their folly."
    The vast majority of Mass Shootings are committed by individuals who in the past would have been kept from the general public in Mental Institutions. But now big Pharma has made meds the new substitute…which many shooters/individuals either stop taking or have had bad reactions to, which then make their condition even worse. So is it any wonder we're in the position we now find ourselves in? I am not an NRA member…did not vote for Trump nor own a gun…but it's pretty clear these are severely mentally ill people involved in these mass shootings who..unlike the past, are now living among the general population. A recipe for disaster as we see again and again…all while gun ownership has dropped 1978-2016 from 51% to 36%. "The percent of American households owning guns is at a near-40 year low in the latest CBS News poll released this month." – Washinton Post

  • Reply J L N March 21, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    America does not have a monopoly on mental illness. What America DOES have is more guns than residents. Currently, for every 100 residents in the United States there are 101 guns. In no other country do the mentally ill have such easy access to so many guns, and to fix that problem you'll need a time machine. In other words, it's too late.

  • Reply kucfogflesrouy hctib March 23, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    get rid of the guns please! its going to be easy for me to kill you all fucks!

  • Reply Robert story March 25, 2018 at 2:46 am

    If you have any type of mental illness no matter how serious don’t seek care because you will be stigmatized and will lose your rights as a American citizen once they build a record up against you which by the way will contain stuff that isn’t an stuff you never said you’re screwed don’t do it

  • Reply Eddie Yan March 27, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    This focuses on mental illness but not what is prescribe to the mentally ill. Can you compare psychiatric drugs and mass school shooting?

  • Reply james heyer March 30, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Every mass killer is on mental health drugs. This video is a straight up lie.

  • Reply Ricardo Espinosa April 18, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Dumbass not overall violence, mass shootings is what ppl say specifically everyone who has done mass shootings is on or was getting off psychiatric medication

  • Reply Maria Killborne April 22, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    You're an idiot

  • Reply SATS May 5, 2018 at 7:05 am

    I think Vox is missing something here, someone who shoots multiple people with guns isn't right in the head. Maybe mental illness isn't the best word to use for gun massacres, but you can't call people who comitt them mentally stable.

  • Reply J Wilder May 8, 2018 at 10:59 am

    So you don't think a person is a little 'off' in the head when they decide to take out a bunch of people? Or they'd the have something going on in their head if they're suicidal?

  • Reply J Wilder May 8, 2018 at 11:01 am

    And guns don't kill people because they are inanimate objects. People kill people using weapons. Let's get it right

  • Reply forestsoceansmusic May 12, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Good to hear the actual statistics that debunk this 'mental illness is the cause of gun violence' story. My older brother was institutionalised for schizophrenia but he was a gentle lamb zombie. Even when he threatened and screamed abuse at our mother (the cause for her and dad finally having him committed) he never actually did anything, unlike so many non-institutionalised road-ragers! (Dad was out working that night, so it was pretty scary.) I think Michael Moore nailed it with his "Bowling For Columbine" movie — a deep-seated 'kill-or-be-killed' paranoia in the psyche of large numbers of US citizens, not present in Canada nor most other European nations.

  • Reply Radical Centrist May 18, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    So.. the takeaway is that someone who walks into a school and shoots up a whole bunch of innocent kids is totally normal….

  • Reply Reggie Bell May 21, 2018 at 1:00 am

    Its engineered thru gangstalking.. covert harrasment.

  • Reply Stephen Paddock May 22, 2018 at 4:04 am

    Theres no such thing as GUN VIOLENCE its just VIOLENCE

  • Reply Jae Eph June 25, 2018 at 7:45 am

    People are violent. Guns are just tools.

  • Reply Apathesis0 June 28, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    The CDC wasn't prohibited from using federal money for researching gun violence.

    They were prohibited from advocating gun control based on inside analysis of their own studies.

  • Reply Deez Nuts September 16, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Im just gonna say one thing. A normal person would never think of shooting up a school. A mental person would. People do it because they get to a point where they don’t care simple as that

  • Reply Linda Anderson September 28, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Yes it does

  • Reply Seth marijuna November 2, 2018 at 4:01 am

    The title of this is the dumbest question I have read.

  • Reply Jew Shirls November 6, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    It Is Very Important to Point Out that the Vast Majority of the Mentally I'll Are Non-violent toward Others, while the Mentally ill more likely to be the Victims of Crime Themselves

  • Reply 宇hika November 14, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    All these easily offended gun nuts threatening to unsubscribe because evidence doesnt fall in favour with their beliefs, awwww 🙁

    Replying to counterarguments:
    "studies cited were related to gun violence, not mass shootings!"
    mass shootings is a subset or child class of gun violence. All data that applies to the superset/parent must hold true for all subsets, thus data on gun violence must hold true for mass shootings.

    *This principle is learned in a discrete mathematics course *

  • Reply Bosh December 5, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    I’m pretty sure anyone who would shoot up a place is mentally ill lmfao

  • Reply Ɱąժ-girlfriend December 23, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Why did you make this video? As if there isn’t enough being argued over as it is.

    I look forward to your next video: Is oxygen really needed to live a healthy life

  • Reply Farticus Maximus January 28, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Mentally ill people, gangs, and criminals shoot people. That hard to grasp?

  • Reply Akiachrounoumena February 1, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    yes. you're welcome…

  • Reply Dean Masello February 18, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Most violent crimes are committed in the heat of passion/rage. If you kill your spouse after walking in on him/her having an affair, you’re guilty of a lesser offense than premeditated murder. It’s not mental illness it’s human physiology.

  • Reply Slay Ridah February 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Even my mentally unstable neighbor who is the only person to ever attack me for almost no reason, admitted it was because of his mental health, yet no connection? BULLSHIT. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED FOR SPREADING LIES THAT COULD LEAD TO MORE DEATHS…

  • Reply Slay Ridah February 26, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Its really sad scrolling through the comments from psych majors that are lying and saying the two arent connected. It is obvious there is a connection and it doesnt take a degree to tell!

  • Reply Slay Ridah February 26, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Yet even in a court of law the connection is recognised as the"insanity plea" but youre saying there is none. BULLSHIT!

  • Reply Tim Solnze March 13, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    What about antisocial personality disorder?

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