It all reads, frankly, like an attempt to match the left’s freak-out over Donald Trump’s mental stability.
These days, “nuts” and “insane” and are among the pejoratives regularly lobbed by critics from both parties at Donald J. Trump, the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee now notorious for his erratic stream-of-consciousness patter, some of it outrageously vulgar. But does he really dwell in a twilight zone?
What’s more, 1.5 percent of people who have these anger issues carry their guns outside the home. Tread lightly.
In the preliminary accounts of Lubitz’s life before he killed himself and 149 others, they see a highly unstable and emotionally sensitive young adult who probably felt his world was coming apart.
After being wrongfully incarcerated, Floyd Brown, who is mentally ill, calls himself a millionaire although he is not allowed to use his earnings.
By Caitlin Cruz, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — After Aaron Ybarra’s deadly assault at Seattle Pacific University in June, some wondered why the suicidal, psychotic 27-year-old was allowed to have a gun in the first place. After all, Ybarra possessed a well-documented history of mental illness: homicidal fantasies, emergency room visits for alcohol poisoning, two […]
By Mark Emmons, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — Anytime someone takes their own life, a circle of heartbroken family and friends are left struggling with a question of haunting simplicity: Why? Now, in the wake of the news that comedian Robin Williams committed suicide at age 63, an entire world linked by […]
By Michael Ollove, Stateline.org By his own admission, for many years Cyrus Napolitano’s mental illness — bipolar disorder — did not make him an ideal employee. Perhaps the worst moment came when he walked into the Brooklyn McDonald’s he was managing to discover some now-forgotten worker infractions. “Whatever it was,” he said last week, “it […]
Before day’s end, 86 Americans who were alive yesterday will be dead from gun violence. One of us dies from a bullet every 17 minutes. That statistic lends a certain futility to the anguished plea of Richard Martinez: “Not one more!” He made this appeal after losing his only son, Chris, in the shooting rampage […]
The federal government believed Colby Sue Weathers was a paranoid schizophrenic. It had information that she was delusional and suicidal, unable to work and therefore eligible for Medicaid and disability benefits. One summer day in 2012, Weathers cashed her government check, bought a .45 caliber pistol from a Missouri gun shop, returned home and shot […]
By Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times Nearly one in five U.S. soldiers had a common mental illness, such as depression, panic disorder or ADHD, before enlisting in the Army, according to a new study that raises questions about the military’s assessment and screening of recruits. More than 8 percent of soldiers had thought about killing […]