Why do so many school shooters kill themselves at the end of a rampage?
You are looking for logic here. There is no logic in the mind of someone whose brain chemistry is so distorted that it seeks explosion (homicides) and implosion (suicide) to allay the internal pain and torment. Working with suicidal teens for many years, their inability and immature brain functioning does not think past the act towards finality. It only seeks to alleviate the intense pain and/or propulsion towards fulfilling their needs. Consider a school shooter whose basic drive is for significance verses someone who chooses to become president out of the need for significance. Each has the same goal with a different set of values and morals.
This whole article pisses me off.
"This phenomena is relatively recent to modern America because the culture of tolerance, morals, and values has dramatically changed."
Seriously? It’s changed for the WORSE??? Oh gee, if only we could go back to those wonderful non-violent days where there were still morals and tolerance and values, where black people were lynched and women had less rights, and lgbt people were sent to jail, and the crime rate was higher than it is now, and the mentally ill were locked up for ever and given shock treatments and lobotomies. Truly, they were a less violent, more moral time where there was tolerance and values.
For specifics as to what causes school shootings, she blames:
*”Decline of religion”
* Violent games and movies
* Single mothers
* The working poor
She also blames the parents of shooters as being incompetent self absorbed horrible parents, so that’s real nice of her.
She says that bullying has little to do with the motivation of shooters.
Also says that EVERY shooter she researched was on anti-depressants at the time of the shooting, which is either complete bull shit, or she only researched those that fit her confirmation bias.
"Does a 6-year-old have rage or are they modeling behavior seen from parents, TV, movies, games?" Must be movies and games, I’ve never met a 6 year old who was angry or threw tantrums or had difficulty coping and expressing their feelings; I’ve never met an immature, childish 6 year old.
Also, for a psychologist, I’m surprised she uses “maniacal” rather than the term manic, and believes psychopaths exist.