Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mental Health Headlines in March

Mental health made the headlines in the Wall Street Journal this past week with an article that discusses how the recession is impacting the nation's mental health. More can be found here where the article cites home foreclosures, prolonged unemployment, and bankruptcies as reasons for increasing stress on Individuals.

This article from the NY Times goes back to my previous point about violence, stress, and mental health. This article is about the mental health history of the Pentagon Shooter, John Patrick Bedell that opened fire on March 4, 2010. While it is still unclear why he opened fired it could be related to stress and the economy like the others in the previous post.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mental Health and Job-Related Shootings

This article from the San Fransico Chronicle comments about three job-related shootings that have occured within a few months time. Is too much stress in the workplace causing people to open fire and shot other co-workers?