Mental health issues affect millions of Americans. In the wake of the Tucson, Arizona shooting, questions are being raised about whether the shooter, Jared Loughner, was mentally ill and if there were warning signs of a violent person that people missed.
Dr. Phil tells his viewers, "I wish I could tell you that there's a profile where we could predict who was going to become violent and who wasn't, but we can't identify which troubled person is going to do that. What we can do is recognize that there are troubled people in society, and we can try, as citizens of the world, to reach out to them."
It may be difficult to reach out to someone whom you think needs help. Follow these Dos and Don'ts as a guideline for reaching out:
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Warning Signs of an Adverse Reaction to Tragedy
Dr. Phil explains the warning signs to watch for in a loved one who may be having an adverse reaction to a recent tragedy:
If you have a child recovering from a tragedy, here are some tips to help them through it:
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