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The Red Tide 0

At Psychology Today Blogs, Ruth Bettelheim explores why persons commit mass shootings and other “senseless” acts of violence.

She argues that, though the acts may seem “senseless” to the observer, on some level they make sense to the perpetrator. Here’s a tiny bit of her article (italics in the original):

While most gun violence is committed by people who have never been diagnosed as mentally ill, even those suffering from psychosis (which most mass shooters do not) act for what appear to them to be valid reasons, and from the same motivations as non-psychotic people.

She concludes that there is one way to reduce this red tide. Follow the link to see what it is.


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