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What do we do about one of the biggest threats in modern times?

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posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 02:36 PM
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I believe mental illness, in different forms, is one of the biggest threats to us in these modern days, and I have no idea what is being done or what needs to be done to address these problems. I realize similar topics have been made here on Ats but I would like this to be a thread where we collaborate and discuss this issue.

Personally, I wonder if it would help to study the medication people take, and the change in their thoughts and their behavior. I once heard that the most common link in mass shootings and such is depression medication. Doesn't this warrant.. A warrant? So to speak. I've always thought vitamins, herbs, and such should be tried before medications in the first place, but not sure how well this would be accepted.

Also, a question. Do you members believe things like greed, narcissism, religious fanaticism are mental illnesses? I personally think so, but don't know how to address a lot of these. Education can help stifle fanaticism, supposedly.. But that doesn't address greed, narcissism and such.




posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 02:49 PM
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Kinda sounds like you think being human is a mental illness.
Hhmm
Maybe your on to something...lol



posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 02:55 PM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

Mentally ill with guns you mean?



posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 02:57 PM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

Can you define sanity?
I think our problem is we like to label everything, if you dont react exactly the same as me, i could argue your insane from my point of view

S&F
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posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 03:00 PM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

People with debilitating, chronic illness are likely on antidepressants. Terminally ill people. They don't need added stress of being raided because they take antidepressants.



posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 03:02 PM
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Daesh is full of them, all willing to kill themselves in the name of an ideology.

Unfortunately so are most armies throughout the world, they have been brainwashed into behaving in a certain way when in battle mode. Thankfully not willing to kill themselves in most cases. No wonder they fall flat when they leave the sanctity of the service of their choice.

Yeah for sure, mental illness is the number one threat to this world.



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posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: NoFearsEqualsFreeMan

Well, Mass shooting for one ...



posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 03:04 PM
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If we regard mental illness as a lack of adaptation to reality, to what-is-really-happening, then we are all more or less mentally ill, because no one is ever perfectly adapted to reality. I did a thread on this subject not long ago www.abovetopsecret.com...

I believe the expression "mental illness" should be forgotten, because it supposes that we know for sure what is the "normal way of being". Seen as a lack of adaptation to reality, "mental illness" becomes a question of degrees of maladjustment and not a question of separate 'solid' states of mind.



posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 03:05 PM
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Maybe some mental illness comes from medines/drugs we take combined with the food(s) we eat. Add in this country's love of guns and you've got a recipe for disaster.



posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 03:05 PM
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a reply to: NewzNose

The question is more like.. Which ones are more likely to cause extreme behavior? And studying criminals could help answer.. I don't mean intruding on law abiding ill people.



posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 03:07 PM
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a reply to: gosseyn

Well, a big part of what I'm addressing is things like mass shootings. I don't personally believe this can be committed by someone who is mentally stable



posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 03:10 PM
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originally posted by: deadlyhope
a reply to: NoFearsEqualsFreeMan

Well, Mass shooting for one ...


I said


Can you define sanity?


My point is, i think we label many things as mental illness, which where considered "normal" not so long ago. Iam not saying mental illness doesnt exist, iam just saying, that we could label every single one of us, insane, in some way or another, if we wanted to...



posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 03:19 PM
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originally posted by: deadlyhope
a reply to: gosseyn

Well, a big part of what I'm addressing is things like mass shootings. I don't personally believe this can be committed by someone who is mentally stable


To partake in someone's death, whether it's mass shootings or a singular action, is a sure sign of mental instability, even in self defence. You lose all rational thought, you are taken over by an adrenaline Rush so intense, the majority of society will never experience, thankfully.



posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 03:21 PM
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Ever meet a 'Normal' person......
Well, how was it?



posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: TheJudge2009

Hi, normal person here. Well, at least in my head.



posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

One could similarly define love as a mental illness, which it is not, as it is nearly universal.

These things are part of the spectrum of being human.

Mental illness can cause one to succumb to a fixation that may be expressed as extremes of these behaviors. They cannot be considered as mental illnesses in themselves.

Despite their antisocial connotations, greed and narcissism are survival responses to a competitive world. Ignoring their social and ethical impact is at the basis of the mental illness of psychopathy.



posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 04:01 PM
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I think what drives people nuts is the conditioning they receive from an early age. Children are stripped from their parents and home at an early age and made to conform and participate in state schools. While you listen to the sermon they go to 'Sunday School' at church, when you are busy they are baby-sat in TV school at the house, while you look the other way they go to peer school on the street and while you ignore it they go to internet or gaming school.

Al these schools have an interest in imparting '"lessons", conditioning children's minds through repetition and mind numbing flashing lights and loud noises (on TV), threats of hell fire (in church), bullying and teasing on the playground and street, and boring as hell school 'work'.

We look the other way, because we are busy, rushed, making a living, while ignoring and neglecting the kids.

No wonder they grow up not knowing how to respond and cope with teasing, loving, intimacy and spiritual fulfillment. No wonder they over react or under react to ordinary life, giving the impression there is something wrong with them, because there is…

Shame on us.
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posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 04:09 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Kinda sounds like you think being human is a mental illness.
Hhmm
Maybe your on to something...lol

Well, for some people being human is just that, it's not an illness though, it's a disability.
People like to talk about someone being a slice short of the full loaf, to make others understand about someone. Sounds crude? well it is, by reason of what is a good analogy being used singularly, while there are a lot of slices in the loaf.
Genetics often play a big part in well known disability, sometimes they can and do jump generations because the causes really haven't gone away, but are dormant, for why? I don't think anyone really knows yet, although they can identify a carrier in many cases...who can lead a 'normal' life themselves, yet still be affected, or not, in some way.



posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 04:10 PM
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a reply to: deadlyhope



Do you members believe things like greed, narcissism, religious fanaticism are mental illnesses?


Absolutely not, but I can see the definition of mental illness being expanded and used by the globalists to take more of our rights.



posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 04:14 PM
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a reply to: gosseyn

Are you saying that there is no such thing as mental aberration? I'm not saying you are, i'm just clarifying.



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