No, 'Suicidal Tendencies' Are Not an Indication of Violence

March 30, 2015 10:21 PM

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As the world still works to make sense of last week's horrific Germanwings tragedy, reports are continuing to surface about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's mental state. Prosecutors claim Lubitz may have been suffering from a mental health disorder, and now new information alleges that he also displayed suicidal tendencies in the past.

It's human nature to rationalize tragedies and other traumas that we can't fully comprehend, but let us be here to offer one gentle reminder as we continue the discussion: Suicidal is not synonymous with homicidal.

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