Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with more than 30 years experience as a psychotherapist in New York City. A specialist in women’s emotional health, her areas of expertise and interest include marriage and relationship therapy, parenting, sexual health and menopause, eating disorders and addictions, and body image. She also researches and advises women over 40 about Internet dating.
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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News

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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