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“Violence, Mental Health and Public Health Come Together in Commission Report”

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This January 12, 2015 90.5 WESA article talks about a report that looked at the impact of exposure to violence in the community had on the mental health of residence and found that the mental health impact may not show up right away in children, but could show up later in their adult life.

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“The Best Reporting on Children With Post-Traumatic Stress”

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This June 24, 2014 NBC10.com article offers a collection of articles from across the country discussing the issue of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in civilian children and teens here in the United States

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Patients With Mental Illness More Likely To Be Victims of Homicide”

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This June 18, 2014 Medical Research and News article talks about ongoing studies that are finding that people with mental illnesses are more likely to be killed than to be the person who kills someone else.

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Bipolar (Photo credit: Neil. Moralee)

“Is mental health care reform the answer to mass shootings?”

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This May 29, 2014 segment on the Newsy website raises questions about mental health care in the united states, gun control, and the civil rights of people with mental illnesses.

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English: Insulin shock therapy is given in Lapinlahti Hospital, Helsinki in 1950’s Suomi: Insuliinišokkihoitoa Lapinlahden sairaalassa Helsingissä 1950-luvulla (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study”

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This April 22, 2014 Health Day article on the Philly.com website offers some interesting statistics based on research done in Minnesota where they looked at 143 inmates with a couple different types of mental illness and found that the crimes they committed rarely had anything to do with their mental illness.  The article seems to imply that substance abuse could be a more likely culprit for their actions.

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Location of state of XY (see filename) in the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“How to Stop Violence: Mentally ill people aren’t killers. Angry people are.”

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This April 9, 2014 Medical Examiner article talks about the reasons anger is a greater cause of violence

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

then mental illness is.

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“Mentally Ill More Often Victims Of Violence Than Perpetrators: Study”

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Violence! [Explored] (Photo credit: Rickydavid)

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This February 27, 2014 Health Day article on the Philly.com website talks about acts of violence among the mentally ill and demonstrates that those with mental illnesses are more likely to be the victim of violence then they are to be the one committing the violent act.  The article also indicates that the small percentage of violent acts committed by mentally ill people  is more likely to occur in the home as opposed to happening in public places.  The study recommends finding ways to curb all violence as opposed to focusing solely on access to mental health treatment.

 

 

 

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