Misconceptions About Madness and Mayhem (Harvard University Press Blog)
Crazy Talk (Slate)
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.
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.’