Is It Right to Blame Depression for the Crash of Germanwings Flight 9525?

April 8, 2015 2:40 PM

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Is It Right to Blame Depression for the Crash of Germanwings Flight 9525?

Horrified, the world recently witnessed the tragic crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 and the death of all 150 people aboard. What was probably most tragic about this incident was that it was potentially preventable.

The reporting on this incident has focused on the mental health history of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz. Apparently, at some point in the past, he received psychological treatment for severe depression and suicidal tendencies. The strong implication, therefore, is that the downing of this flight was a su...

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