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Gabe Howard  &  Vincent M. Wales 


Sep 21, 2017

In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales discuss mental illness and violence. More specifically, they address the real culprit behind the vast majority of violence: anger. Their discussion dispels the myth that anger is an unhealthy emotion, teaches ways to express anger in a healthy fashion, and addresses the widely held belief that most mentally ill people are violent (and why people hold this belief). The discussion also covers the real factor in predicting whether someone might become violent and ends with suggestions on ways anyone can learn how to get control of anger in their lives.


Show Highlights:


[1:58]               Is it okay to get angry?

[2:38]               How can we express anger in a healthy way?

[3:57]               Anger and the mentally ill.

[10:23]             Why are the mentally ill responsible for so much violence?

[12:52]             What is the real predictor of violent behavior?

[14:39]             Why do we associate violence with mental illness?

[17:50]             How can someone take control of their anger issues?