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A horribly stigmatizing headline and start to the article. The quotes from the experts are excellent but a more appropriate headline and start to the article is needed. To me, this is an article about stigma - What part did stigma play in reporting the Sandy Hook shootings?

Of course people who have survived such traumatic effects are likely to be at risk of poor mental health, for example posttraumatic stress disorder. But of course media headlines like to suggest mental illness is "the problem" and "harmful to others" rather than caused by harmful events. Talking about mental health in the context of a traumatic event without mentioning PTSD is frankly ridiculous.

January 18, 2014 - 3:11am


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