By Kelly Patricia O’Meara
June 9, 2013
“Mental health, psychiatric drugs and violence are the common denominator among the growing list of killers. How many more have to die before the mental health industry is held responsible, and accountable, for this deadly 'treatment?'”
In the last forty-five days there have been three violent killing sprees committed by young men whose only common denominator is a history of mental health services and psychiatric drug use. Given that this is becoming the norm, rather than the exception, one can only wonder how long the mental health community can get away with feigning no responsibility for these ever-increasing senseless acts of violence?
The alleged Seattle Pacific University killer, Aaron Ybarra, is the most recent example of perpetrators with mental health histories and prescribed mind-altering psychiatric drugs as “treatment.” Ybarra’s history includes multiple encounters with the mental health industry and, according to Ybarra himself, he had been taking the antidepressant Prozac and an anti-psychotic Risperdal, to help him with his problems.