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can we have a MENTAL HEALTH discussion please???

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Sachi-pon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
we in the forums, but also we as a society.

obviously, adam lanza (the connecticut school shooter) was extremely mentally ill. i don't know how someone is able to look into the eyes of an innocent little kid and then shoot them and then do it to multiple other kids. (and adults.) what can make someone actually want to do that??

THIS THREAD IS NOT ABOUT GUNS. even if he didn't have access to guns, he still had mental health problems that weren't being properly treated. so THAT is what i'm talking about!

post your thoughts on adam's mental health, or if you have a story about a person you know (or someone in the news) with mental issues, talk about them too. you can post links to helpful articles. so, what are your solutions to treat mentally ill people?

this isn't just about america, anyone can talk about their own country too. (but i don't want stupid "my country is better than your country" "no ur wrong we're better" arguments.)

i don't know much about this topic so i don't have anything to say. also, i don't have time to reply to each person individually. but i'll just read your thoughts.
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AvSkyggene Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
No because you can't score political brownie points that way!
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Jeysie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know about solutions, but I'm at least going to make a post I made in another thread about the type of problems we have to overcome:
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I suffer from depression and anxiety myself, ranging from barely manageable to bouts of the level of panic attacks and being unable to get out of bed and do anything.

On the societal level I've experienced everything from being called lazy (because of course feeling like totally fucking shit is "laziness"), and asked why I "don't just get over it already" (if only it were that easy), to being abandoned by friends and even my girlfriend because "I'm too depressing/they're tired of hearing about my problems", even as the times I'm really down are when I needed that support the most (gee, I'm so sorry my life isn't sunshine and rainbows for you, if you're tired of hearing about it, imagine what it's like having to actually live it). On the therapy side I've been belittled and treated condescendingly to the point of actually being physically abused and threatened by a bunch of dipshit police officers and therapists who simply could not accept that the initial therapist I dealt with was mistaken that I was suicidal and it was their forced, unwanted "treatment" that is what was upsetting me, so my attempts to get the hell out of a fucking scary situation were threatened with involuntary sedation, restraint, and hospital admittance.

And I'm the type of mentally ill person who is non-violent and fully sane in the sense of not experiencing dissociative thoughts or behavior. Now imagine trying to treat someone or society dealing with someone who is violent and/or experiences breaks from reality.
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AbsolutesNichts Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think he was just rejected by the ones he wanted to be noticed.
this and other influences like the asperger probably caused this disaster ...

i'm sick of Hearing this "i am soooo depressed"
if it has a reason like familiar tragedies or illness okay,
but some People just Need to get their ass together.

and it's not that Special that someone runs out to kill someone, even their own Family -
in tv there recently have been several reportings of Family fathers who killed their Family
because they (f.e.) lost their Job and thought they would be ashamed by that and there was
no other way because they could not feed them anymore.

biggest shit ever, i don't get it. if it wasn't because of some Kind of illness,
there is no reason or better - at least, explanation - for this.
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VISIONOFTHEWORLD Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
What evidence is there that he was mentally ill? The massacre of 26 people including his own mother?
Nothing else he did before this massacre sounds much different than ordinary adolescents to me. To you? Depression? Anxiety? RLY!
Asberger's isn't a disease, and it's totally subjective. It just means social awkwardness. How many of us have that? C'mon don't be shy!
So aside from the actual crime I don't see how we're supposed to "red flag" this kid. He wasn't crazy until after he murdered- and if we're just going to call every person who acts on a sudden urge inside their own head by killing people as 'crazy' then we're kind of in trouble don't you think? If guns weren't so accessible he wouldn't have been able to do much more than punch a hall monitor or throw some desks.
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xMercystreet Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Adam Lanza had Aspergers. It's neurological. Therefore it is not a mental illness...
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Never-Ending-Legacy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The APA has dictated that whether it be organic or not, any variation that skews out of an acceptable performance is considered a mental illness, because it can be conrolled.
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heaven-spawn Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
seriously pharm drugs will fuck up a person, we should legalize weed to help people
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theGman0 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
run through
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heaven-spawn Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
that you replied to me
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theGman0 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
bro
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