Navy Yard Shooting

Letter to the Editor: Mentally ill not more likely to kill

August 20th, 2013 Posted by Advocacy, Letters, Media, Published Media 0 thoughts on “Letter to the Editor: Mentally ill not more likely to kill”

Published: The Washington Times, Sept. 20, 2013

The national news media should report more facts whenever they cover stories having to do with mass shooters being mentally ill (“Aaron Alexis‘ history renews debate between mental issues, gun crimes,” Web, Sept. soldes newbalance 18). Chaussures NEW BALANCE This includes, of course, this week’s Navy Yard shooting. Chaussures Homme New Balance If I were to rely solely on the coverage I have seen over the past few years, I would assume every mentally ill person is a ticking time bomb ready to go off at any moment. newbalance chaussures Actually, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, 57.7 million Americans have suffered from a mental illness in the past 12 months. newbalance 2018 pas cher That is 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older. acheter newbalance en ligne Furthermore, a person with a severe mental illness is four times more likely to be a victim of a crime than to commit a crime.

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