Posts Tagged ‘violence’

April 8, 2013

Rutgers Firing-Are Sports and Abuse a Natural Combination?

The firing of the Rutgers basketball coach for abusive behavior brings to mind the headlines about Penn State and the cover up of Jerry Sandusky’s even more egregious behavior. Both of these situations show the incredible value our society places on sports and the corruption it can cause-trumping safety, morals and basic human decency. Full […]

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July 22, 2012

Mental Illness and Mass Shootings

The nation is once again riveted by the horror of a mass murder.  Viewing the tragedy in the national media coverage, talking about it on Facebook, Twitter and other internet venues is  how we come together in modern society to share our anxiety and our grief.  Prominent in all the discussions is the question of […]

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March 24, 2012

Afraid in the Garden of Good and Evil-When People You Love Hurt You

I was struck by an article written by columnist David Brooks in the March 19th New York Times,  “When the Good do Bad.”  This is a theme I often come across in my work as a psychologist.  Brooks was writing about Sergeant Bales, the man accused of murdering 17 people in Afghanistan.  Brooks writes of […]

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