I dedicate today’s #griefheart in honor of the families suffering insurmountable grief after the mass killing in a LBGT nightclub in Orlando. This, right after media attention was already focused on Orlando because of Friday night’s fatal shooting of Christina Grimmie. She was an up-and-coming singer who had appeared on NBC’s “The Voice.” Her shooter then killed himself.
The mass murderer’s x-wife said she thinks her ex was mentally ill. Only 3%-5% of violent acts can be attributed to individuals living with a serious mental illness.* In fact, people with severe mental illnesses are over 10 times more likely to be victims of violent crime and more likely to hurt themselves than those in the general population.
Those who do suffer psychosis are often told to kill themselves or others. Yet only 20% of those suffering mental illness in the US get treatment.
What is the #griefheart project?
I explain my #griefheart project here.