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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 … Continue reading

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Cops bust mentally ill man with weapons cache in Harlem – NYPOST.com

William Greene, a Harlem man with a history of mental disease — in this case, schizophrenia — was arrested for gun possession after relatives reported him to police. The NYPD says they found a small arms, including an AR-15 semi-automatic … Continue reading

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NY Daily News: Pathmark shooter Terence Tyler tweeted about going on killing spree years before he gunned down coworkers 

Yes, it’s happened again. Another armed young man suffering from mental illness — depression and paranoid ideation — returned to his workplace and gunned co-workers. According to published reports, the gunman, ex-Marine Terence Tyler, had tweeted about his shooting fantasy since … Continue reading

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Opinion: Mental illness an explanation, not an excuse for Colorado shootings – In America – CNN.com Blogs

Jack Levin, a university criminologist, writes on CNN’s In America blog that most Americans are made uneasy by mass killers who turn out to suffer from a mental illness. Levin offers a simple explanation — anyone may fall mentally ill. … Continue reading

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Reader Feedback – Avoiding catastrophe: Dealing with mental illness

My OpEd, “Help them before they kill,” received a lot of support and praise from readers and others. Thank you. To read them, click on the links below. Michael Benjamin Avoiding catastrophe: Dealing with mental illness – New York Post … Continue reading

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Don’t second-guess police for taking down knife-wielding maniac in Times Square – NY Daily News

The DN is out today with an editorial siding with the NYPD in the death of Darrius Kennedy, a knife-wielding man, who was shot by police in Times Square on Sunday. The DN said that it wrong to second-guess the … Continue reading

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Help them before they kill – Michael Benjamin – m.NYPOST.com

  Over the weekend, a knife-wielding man apparently committed “suicide by cop” in Times Square and another reportedly stabbed his mother 41 times. It’s past time to do more about serious mental illness – in New York and nationally. Locally, … Continue reading

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Former AM Benjamin on Gun Control and Mental Health

The deadly shooting in Aurora, CO, has restarted the debate over gun control. But Assemblyman Michael Benjamin argues that the better way to prevent crimes is by improving mental health care. Former Assemblyman Michael Benjamin thinks the renewed call for … Continue reading

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Obamacare and the mentally ill

Azi Paybarah‏@azipaybarah  Follow Michael Benjamin, former Dem lawmaker & NRA member: “We should be discussing how Obamacare will ease access to care for the mentally ill”  Reply   Retweet   Favorite 8:17 AM – 25 Jul 12 via Twitter for iPhone · Embed this Tweet See … Continue reading

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