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Jared Loughner

New documents have been released related to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  The documents reveal that the shooter had a gun safe in his room, shot his mother in the forehead, and then continued onto the elementary school to target children.  I continued to read the article but couldn’t get past the picture of the shooter, Adam Lanza.

It reminded me of the picture of Jared Loughner that was released after the Tucson shooting.  Take a good look at the pictures above of Lanza and Loughner in the breaking news articles published on CNN today.

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”

It’s remarkable to me that mental illness is manifested in the eyes and faces of these individuals yet, we somehow can’t seem to see a picture of mental illness right in front of us. We can’t seem to address this issue, but continue to talk about gun control.

What do you see when you look at these photos?

 

Ammunition photo available from Shutterstock

 







    Last reviewed: 28 Mar 2013

APA Reference
Loberg, E. (2013). “A picture is worth a thousand words.” – Adam Lanza and Jared Loughner. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 30, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2013/03/28/a-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-words-adam-lanza-and-jared-loughner/

 

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