Making Sense of Senseless Killing

Making Sense of Senseless Killing

In the wake of another mass school shooting, we look to the past for clues and to trauma experts for solace.

Suicide by homicide: Accepting the reality of mental illness

Outpatient involuntary treatment needs to be considered.

Scapegoating, Stereotyping, & Projecting Won’t Make Us Safe

Reflections on Connecticut horror and trauma

Monday Memo for Dealing with Grief after Mass Shooting

Tips for Managing Grief at Work and at Home

No Satisfactory Explanation, Ever, for Connecticut Slayings

Three seemingly paradoxical perspectives to hold in mind and heart

The Sacrosanct Second Amendment

Safety is a gun under the bed?

Letting Go

The first school day after Newtown

Creating psychological safety after a tragedy

Generating psychological distance brings psychological safety.

How do You Explain the Inexplicable?

A small town tragedy and the aftershock that swept the nation.

Wake-Up America, The Curse is Killing Your Kids

School shootings and many gun homicides can be prevented, someday, a proposal

Newtow Connecticut: Reflections on Sorrow

A time of sorrow, a time of reflection

Extreme Embitterment: The Anger Epidemic Rages Eastward

Even progress has its dark side, its negative shadow.

The Healing Arts After a Crisis: 7 Essential Practices

Just how do we help those who survive mass violence?

Not just about guns, not just about mental illness

Reflections on the tragedy in Newtown

Can We Stop Confusing IQ With Intelligence?

“Life smarts” is very different from book knowledge

Running Amok: Why Are Virtually All Spree Killers Men?

An evolutionary psychology perspective: why virtually all spree killers are men.

We Struggle With Objectivity: The Bias Blind Spot

A Peaceful Future Requires a Lack of Zealousness

Emotional Story-Telling after Stressful Experiences: A Way to Find Meaning

Can writing memoirs transform the meaning of trauma?

Loss, Grief and the Way Out

Reflections of a Buddhist Psychiatrist in the wake of the Connecticut Massacre

Violence, Mental Illness and Stigma

Challenging popular ideas about people who have a mental illness.

How to Manage Traumatic Reactions to Disasters

When disaster strikes, people need psychological first aid

The Massacre At Sandy Hook Elementary School

Does the attack by Adam Lanza resemble other school shootings or is it unique?

Good Grief: Coping After Loss

Patterns and stages of grieving the loss of a loved one are not always the same from person to person.

Violence and Shame: The Attack Other Response

When humans lose their reluctance to threaten and injure others.

Why Kids Kill Parents

Tragedy in the family: When kids murder their parents.

Who Shoots Children?

Deadly Connecticut shooting at elementary school reflects other incidents.

Upon the Murder of 20 Children and 6 Adults in Connecticut

A Challenge to Our Collective Innocence

Anger, Rage and Pathological Embitterment: What Motivates Mass Murders?

What motivated the two recent California massacres?

How Can We Treat Traumatized Children?

Treating children for traumatic experiences can prevent later problems.

What We Have Learned About Rampage Killings

What makes a rampage killer tick?

The Science of Social Engineering can help with Gun Violence

Use the best public health and behavioral science to keep the public safe.