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What If Physical Illness Were Treated Like Mental Illness?

Posted March 21st, 2016 at 12:01 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the most widely believed and most damaging myths is that mental illness is not a physical disease. Nothing could be further from the truth….Many may believe the patient is…in control of their affliction, which can lead to insensitive or uneducated statements such as “Have you tried … you know … not being depressed?”

San Bernardino Shooting Just Opened Up a Can of Worms Far Bigger Than Gun Control

Posted December 4th, 2015 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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But the greater question for all the mass shootings is the motivation behind why the weapons were purchased in the first place. Both suspects were Muslim, which makes an easy case for blaming the shooting on religious or cultural extremism against the U.S.