Most Mass Shooters Are Not Mentally Ill | Carmela Epright | TEDxGreenville

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  • Carmela Epright is a bioethicist who advocates for resources for mental illness while dispelling myths about the profiles of mass shooters. Carmela Epright is a Professor of Philosophy at Furman University and a Clinical Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She has served as a visiting scholar to the Medical University of South Carolina, The University of South Carolina Medical School’s Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and to the Institute for Applied Ethics at Dartmouth College. Dr. Epright received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy and an M.A. in Applied Ethics from Loyola University, Chicago. In 2004 she was awarded the Alester G. Furman, Jr. and Janie Earle Furman Award for Meritorious Teaching at Furman University. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
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Yorum Sayısı: 318

  • Peter Kazavis
    Peter Kazavis 2 gün önce

    Yes they are you dunce

  • Plague
    Plague 6 gün önce

    Wow , great jugs.........Wow

  • Daniela Clawson
    Daniela Clawson 1 ay önce

    Wow this is an awfully uneducated TedTalk. This lady should not have been allowed to talk on this subject

  • Bluepilled Marxist SJW Cuck TM

    Nobody who goes on a mass shooting is right in the head

  • moustapha lee
    moustapha lee 1 ay önce

    She is absolutely right.

  • A Comment
    A Comment 1 ay önce

    If people can take the time to meticulously plan out killing a group of people for a year without remorse and to think they deserve it is criminal and is not a mental issue.
    While some have health issues not all of them. It just absolves accountability to label them all as mentally ill. Some people act on violent thoughts.

  • Marty Luther
    Marty Luther 1 ay önce

    You are a great speaker ma'am. Bless you.

  • Deborah Thompson
    Deborah Thompson 1 ay önce


  • Slick Cat
    Slick Cat 1 ay önce

    Mental illness does not equate to insanity... mass shooters can be mentally ill without being insane. I understand her point, but it was phrased poorly which defeats her purpose.

  • KamiKami
    KamiKami 1 ay önce

    Wether mass shooters are mentally ill or not is completely irrelevant, mass shootings happen because they CAN.
    If I wanted to shoot a bunch of people it'd be too hard for me to find a gun illegally here... Although I could easily just take a holiday to America lol :/

  • mallory
    mallory 1 ay önce


  • Katie Klundt
    Katie Klundt 1 ay önce

    Most people have a mental illness and don’t even know it and it’s become so normalized that someone can live their entire life and not know they are mentally ill and they can be fine but if you combine mental illness and bullying and neglect and any other form of rudeness I have a mental illness more than one and the people who go without treatment and this is what happens to them because they don’t have the right people and friends around them to help prevent something like this happening. And trust me Anger is a mental illness I have it but you need to know you have it in order to get over it and I clicked on this video to see if it’s true but there is nothing true in this. PEOPLE CAN GO THEIR ENTIRE LIFE WITHOUT KNOWING THEY ARE MENTALLY ILL!!!!! It’s not anything like this no sane person would do that because they are driven by anger and trust me mental illness and anger do not mix well at all it is the worst thing ever when you have anxiety and someone talks down at you or yells at you it makes you feel like your world is ending and your head is about to explain because we overthink things I would like to k ow if your opinion about this would change if you grew up in therapy and on meds because those people who do this try and prevent these things from happening and that is their entire job and yeah we get it you don’t understand a mental illness you only truly understand a mental illness if you have one or are friends with someone who has one because trust me over half of my school has depression and anxiety and anger issues so don’t say that it’s not mental illness a few might not be but if someone can do that to a group of people then they are definitely not ok I try so hard to make sure my friends get help when they need help because you have to be there to know the signs and I’m only 15 and I know the signs because this all started in elementary school for me I know the signs I know when to get help and I am still figuring out what works best for me and I try and help my friends because I know if I don’t I am goin g to be going to a funeral soon and trust me mental illness is not something to joke about so don’t tell me that they didn’t have it if someone is that angry then that is an anger issue and then need to get help there are so many people I could have lost had it not been for me knowing the signs so learn the signs speak up and most importantly don’t tell people they are fine when they are not and when they need your help the most.
    Thanks you for coming to my Tedx Talk

  • Fergus
    Fergus 1 ay önce

    it was all going so well until she mentioned pepe. oh wait, it wasn't going well at all.

  • Life of a Bibliophile

    To say she's ill-informed is an understatement. Mass shootings and mental health go hand in hand. However, unstable mental health is not the only reason why mass shootings happen. Poor gun control, inactivity from the US government, uneducated people on mental health in seats of power, people who care about guns more than children, etc.

  • slayne2
    slayne2 2 ay önce

    To conflate mental illness with insanity is a grave mistake. Mass murderers are not normal. This woman is pushing to control “sane” people with guns. That’s you and me.

  • Wilky _
    Wilky _ 2 ay önce

    Today I Learned, toxic masculinity and pepe the frog are to blame for mass shootings :)

  • Tracer2376
    Tracer2376 2 ay önce

    Wow, she is wrong in many areas of phycological profiling. But if you look at all the mass shooters to date, Local Law Enforcement to the F.B.I was called on them do to threats in the past each one had a phycological eval which also proved they should not be near firearms. From social media accounts looked at, to show that all of them should have not been near or around a firearm and were under psychological evaluation as of current state. She must be leftists considering she is wrong as the rest of them.

    Carmela Epright has no idea what she is speaking about on this issue. She is just as nuts as they are.

    @1:51 England like the United States? Ummmm not really sweetheart your meds are calling. Did you not read the history of red coats, Paul Revier, ummmm hello Buller, Buller... I will leave it at that.

    As for mass shooters, each one had a Px for a high amount of antidepressants, or anxiety medication ect... that is a public fact. You name it they all have had a pill prescribed to them, from a therapist stating that they need to be on this medication. And when they get off the medication or refuse to take it, that will lead to another situation. Which can lead to a mass shooting?

  • scott- o
    scott- o 2 ay önce

    You do realize that she's analyzing crisis actors, don't you?

  • Bhanu Vikram
    Bhanu Vikram 2 ay önce

    Most mass shooters were on psych drugs that list homicidal ideation as a "side" effect.

  • Amy Peacemaker
    Amy Peacemaker 2 ay önce

    What about psychotropic drugs?

  • john smith
    john smith 2 ay önce

    I see what she is saying but she needs to go look up the word PSYCHOPATH, and read carefully what it means and it is in fact a form of serious mental illness

  • Treading on the Snake

    This wave of mass shootings started after Huawei's 5g technology was implemented throughout the USA. 5G technology causes multiple health disasters, one of which is to interfere with healthy function of the brain. This is an attack by China's Huawei tech company. The massively powerful cell towers can be used to magnify DEW and do cause fires.

  • Richard Gusmanov
    Richard Gusmanov 2 ay önce

    The only thing I agree with is that we should not blame people for having mental illness because it would be like blaming people for having a disease such as cancer.

  • multimossad
    multimossad 2 ay önce

    What about MK Ultra ? nobody mentions that mental programing proyect created by the US government.

  • D Allen
    D Allen 2 ay önce

    Incredibly informative and mind opening. Thanks for posting.

  • Chris Hein
    Chris Hein 2 ay önce

    10:04 lol

  • Lisa Merrill
    Lisa Merrill 2 ay önce

    She's also wrong about Beta Males Many are attractive to women. They are our creatives usually more gentle, sweet, not controlling, they are not MACHO Alphas. I am more attracted to Beta males. Don't care for ego bound Alphas!

  • Prescription side effect fighter

    It's the prescription drugs

  • Vallyrah
    Vallyrah 2 ay önce

    The legal definition of mental illness doesn't match DSM's definition. The legal definition is designed to allow those who are ill to be locked up.

  • Ash G
    Ash G 2 ay önce

    Psychopathology is subjective anyway and to be honest it mostly just refers to behaviours and cognition that are not normative in the culture that you are a member of. Because they aren't normative, people with them struggle to function in society. But at the same time the fact that the U.S. has a crazy amount of gun violence can be seen as a culture bound syndrome, in which case everybody within that culture has some form of psychopathology (relative to wider western culture).

    Personally I do look at mass shooters as having a mental illness (by definition of their shooting), because that behaviour is so far removed from normative behaviour in western culture (although not as far removed in U.S. culture). But that's just my subjective opinion..

  • mellow 5.56
    mellow 5.56 2 ay önce

    Lady you are mentally ill

  • Meesh
    Meesh 2 ay önce

    Mass killers are the end result of the social changes that have occurred in the last hundred years which have turned men into buffoons in the eyes of society, in my opinion.

  • Meesh
    Meesh 2 ay önce

    She is right. The problem is not MENTAL illness, but SPIRITUAL illness.

  • Meesh
    Meesh 2 ay önce

    Does this mean that mass killers are mentally healthy?

  • Sean Hilla
    Sean Hilla 2 ay önce

    This went from serious to a joke, then to a meme. Praise beta cuck pepe!!!! REEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • markysharky03
    markysharky03 2 ay önce

    Uh oh Pepe and the incels on 4chan are the real problem

  • CRasch Net
    CRasch Net 2 ay önce

    Not wanting to kill massive number of people is not mentally ill? Are you insane?

  • Simone Ipesports
    Simone Ipesports 2 ay önce

    Worst ted talk ever

  • Diane Stallworthy
    Diane Stallworthy 2 ay önce

    Why does her voice shake?

  • Yuanyuan H
    Yuanyuan H 2 ay önce

    When is the world finally going to study priscribed and or abused priscribed medications to answer the following question: In criminal cases of violence was the suspect consuming priscribed medications x amount of time before the crime and if so what medications where consumed. Than make the results of the study fully public.