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Monthly Archives: December, 2012

New Years Resolutions

If you are like me, every New Year you make a list of resolutions, a list of behaviors, attitudes and other changes you would like to see in your life, and each year you fail to keep any of them. I don’t even remember what my New Year’s resolutions were last year, but the top …

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Inside The Mind Of A Potential Psychopath

As promised, here is a letter from someone I believe could be a potential budding psychopath. A brief background: This is a 16 year old male that came to see me for feelings of hatred and anger towards “everyone” as well as potential auditory hallucinations and symptoms of depersonalization. He is currently in danger of failing …

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Is Your Child A Psychopath? Signs You Should Be Aware Of.

As we continue to look at, investigate, try to understand and prevent tragedies like the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I thought it would be a good ideal to look at the three categories of people the usually commit mass murder: Those who are delusionally insane Those who are deeply and suicidally depressed …

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Before Adam Lanza, Seng-Hui Choi, Eric Harris And Dyland Klebold, There Was Charles Whitman

As the nation and the world continues to mourn for the victims of the Sandy Hook shootings and for Newtown, Connecticut altogether, we are finally having some extensive and serious dialogue about gun control and mental illness. It usually takes something like this to happen before people talk about these issues, but something I was …

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The Sandy Hook School Shooting, Mass Murder And Mental Health Reform: Parts 1 and 2

When I was in undergrad, I took a class called Mass Murder in the United States. I picked up that book today and perused through it. It was published in 2000 and due to the number of mass murders that have taken place over the last 12 years, it felt severely outdated (although much of …

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Originally posted on Who needs normal?!:
Yesterday I had no words. Today I do. Here are some of the things I have read in response to the sad shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. “What monster would open fire on Kindergarteners?” “For the gunman no circle in hell is deep enough!” “A typical berserker…” “One…

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The End Of A Long Week

I recently just heard about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and I feel so stuck in a box right now because I am still at the high school I work at and can’t get access to television.   Yes I can read it and see pictures on the internet, but it is not …

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I Want To Have A Light-Skinned Baby: The Affects Of Colorism On Black Adolescent Females

Today in a small group of teenage girls that consisted of one Asian-Haitian-American female, one Haitian-American female and one African-American female, seemingly out of nowhere, the Haitian-American (a chestnut complected girl) blurted out, “I date White boys because I want to have a light-skinned baby.” She didn’t say that she wants to marry a loving …

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Betrayal Of Trust: How To Let Go And Move On When You’ve Been Hurt

Trust is an essential part of every relationship (romantic, family, business, friends, etc.). Trust defines interactions in relationships by building bonds and strengthening intimacy. Without trust, no relationship can truly grow to it’s full potential. But what happens when that trust is betrayed? Not everyone values trust as much as they should. Because trust at times is easily given, …

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