FACTBOMB

Violence and Mental Illness: The Facts (SAMHSA)

Mental Illness: Facts and Numbers (NAMI)

Misconceptions About Madness and Mayhem (Harvard University Press Blog)

Crazy Talk (Slate)

Half of people shot by police are mentally ill, investigation finds (Salon)

Violence and mental illness: an overview (NIMH)

Understanding severe mental illness (NIMH)

Mentally ill likely to be victims of violence (Mental Illness Policy)

Violence and Mental Illness (Canadian Mental Health Association

P.S. Fellow journos, here’s a resource on responsible mental health reporting. And here’s a roundup of studies on mass shootings/rampage violence. And yes, I am available for interviews if you want to talk to a bona fide crazy person about mental health policy and how the media and society react to events like this.

Katherine Harmon at Scientific American: French Bug Plays 100-Decibel Mating Call on Genitalia

The water boatman (Micronecta scholtzi), a 2.3-millimeter-long insect, has been named the world’s loudest-known animal. The males’ mating call, produced underwater, can reach 100 decibels—about the same level of a motorcycle—according to new findings, being presented July 2 at the Society for Experimental Biology Annual Conference in Glasgow. 

Your absolutely free advice for the day:

The response to a marginalised person who says ‘I experience oppression in a movement that supposedly includes me’ should never be ‘no you don’t, you’re lying.’