Mental illness: A difficult diagnosis with sometimes deadly | Latino Times

As I written about it many times since 2010, others are finally focusing on early identification of young men with mental illness.

The Latino Times reports, " In many massacres, the killer was a young man in his late teens or early 20s. He either suffered from a mental illness or exhibited symptoms of one before he killed."

Psychologist Will Henson says, “We focus a lot on what I call ‘day of’ –people jump to talking about limiting access to guns or putting armed guards in schools. I wish we had more conversations about crisis assessment before someone is actually in a crisis, because the system would look very different.”

Read more at Mental-illness-a-difficult-diagnosis-with-sometimes-deadly.

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email FOMB08@GMAIL.COM.
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