School Shootings Part Two – A Warning About Mishandling The Mental Health Component

photo of an informational display from the post war era, created by the Minnesota Mental Hygiene Society, touting the benefits to individuals and society of mental health treatment and counseling.

by Richard Cameron   In the first of this series on the mental health factors of school shooters, we examined the general outlines of the three main categories or psychological profiles of the (mostly) young men who commit these attacks.  In this follow up report, we’ll set forth the hazards of getting the public into a mindset of amateur diagnoses that could conceivably derail any successful program devised to assist those vulnerable individuals in need of professional counseling and treatment.  Before we do, however, I would just like to forward…

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Holidays: The Season Of Depression Is Upon Us

by J. Lee Holidays: The Season of Depression is Upon Us Depression increases during the months of November through February. Those alone face that reality of loneliness during Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve and Valentines Day. Single people are reminded how alone they are during the season of celebration. They cannot escape the season thanks to advertisements, displays in stores and postings on social media. Holidays can be the loneliest time. Those who are older may have outlived their family members. Seniors may have no one. Some in the military or…

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Cymatics – The Scientific “Miracle” Behind The Music You, Your Heart And Ears … Love

by Oletta Branstiter Cymatics “Musick has charms to soothe the savage breast.” – William Congreve, from The Mourning Bride (1697).   This is undeniably true, even though the quote is often improperly rendered with the word “beast” in place of “breast”. It’s not unusual for teachers to bring students into the school Library to “chill out”. Once, when a particularly frustrated and agitated student was escorted into my oasis, I ventured to ask if he liked music. He was literally beating himself against the wall, but replied with a frown, “Yeah.” I…

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