2015, for the most part, has been a great year, but with a few downs that have made me stronger. The ups: I completed a storytelling class with Writing Pad and performed a piece about the wonderful (H)omeless. Attended more writing classes at Writing Pad! Attended Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional concert!!!! Attended Los… Read More Ups and Downs of 2015
In the United States, there is a huge narrative that mental illness and mass shooting go hand in hand. While it may be a factor for someone to go into a mass shooting, I don’t think it’s the main reason. Jonathan Metzl, a Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University, points to studies in… Read More Is Mental Illness the Cause of Gun Violence?
In light of the Paris Attacks and the San Bernardino mass shootings, I ask, “What attracts individuals to terrorism?” In the study, “The Mind of a Terrorist: A Review and Critique of Psychological Approaches,” Jeff Victoroff explores four psychoanalytic psychological theories to terrorist behavior. They are identity theory, narcissism theory, paranoia theory, and absolutist/totalist thinking.… Read More Mind of a Terrorist
Target has this sweater with words written OCD, which stands for Obsessive Christmas Disorder. I don’t know how to respond to it. At first I’m like why are you making fun of a serious mental illness, and the other part of me is like, this is petty to complain about. Does Obsessive Compulsive Disorder have… Read More Obsessive Christmas Disorder: Bad or Not?