Nomadd wrote:There's a difference between a depressed person who ends his life and a mass murderer.
Not really. People taking their own life in this way and those suffering from illnesses like depression are thinking and acting irrationally.
If this is true it's yet another piece of evidence we, as humans in general, need to change our approach to mental health issues in areas we like to pretend can have no weaknesses. All workers should feel like they can get treatment to manage long term illnesses without putting their livelihood or sense of self at needless risk. It will increase risk in some areas yes, but it will lower the overall risk. Only accepting perfection is stupid and actively dangerous. We allow pilots to wear glasses or to resume their job after breaking bones. We design and allow failure in so many mechanical systems in planes to get rid of as many single points of failure as is feasible. Why can't we do the same for mental health?