Emotional Health

Stop Blaming the Mentally Ill

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
The vast majority of people suffering from psychiatric disorders are not prone to violence. Overall, mass shootings by people with serious mental illness represent 1 percent of all gun homicides each year.
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Testing for a Healthy Heart

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
As we wrap up February, National Heart Health Month, cardiologist Dr. Kirsten O. Healy discusses a number of diagnostic tests to further our understanding of heart disease and help patients determine if they are at risk.
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School Shootings: A Nation in Crisis

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Trying to pin mass shootings on the mentally ill is a distraction and a cop-out. The percentage of people with psychiatric disorders who are dangerous to others is very small. Opportunity [including easy access to guns] is a crucial factor when it comes to violent crimes.
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Poetry Sunday: “Prepositional,” by Lorna Knowles Blake

By Rebecca Foust
“Prepositional” speaks of a long relationship between the speaker and her beloved and examines the stability of their unit (“us”) against (in relation to) the larger backdrop of history and the even larger backdrop of nature and time, creating a truly unique and universal valentine.
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