Can We Talk About the Phrase ‘Mentally Ill’?
Just some thoughts I’d like to get off my chest in light of the recent mass shootings and the numerous attempts of politicians and pundits to assign blame to anything but guns.
Killing someone doesn’t mean you’re mentally ill. It means you’re a murderer. There are murderers who are mentally ill (though the mentally ill are more likely to be victims), but not every murderer is mentally ill. It is possible that an individual who is a mass shooter is mentally ill, it’s unlikely that every single mass shooter is mentally ill.