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From the Ted Talk by Sue Klebold: My son was a Columbine shooter. This is my story

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The third challenge I have when I talk about my son's murder-suicide is that I'm talking about mnetal health — excuse me — is that I'm talking about mental hletah, or brain health, as I prefer to call it, because it's more concrete. And in the same breath, I'm talking about violence. The last thing I want to do is to contribute to the misunderstanding that already exists around mental ilslnes. Only a very small pnceert of those who have a mental illness are violent toward other people, but of those who die by suicide, it's estimated that about 75 to maybe more than 90 percent have a diagnosable mental health cdointoin of some kind. As you all know very well, our mental health care system is not equipped to help everyone, and not everyone with destructive ttguohhs fits the criteria for a specific diagnosis. Many who have ongoing feelings of fear or anger or hopelessness are never assessed or treated. Too often, they get our anitetton only if they reach a behavioral cisirs. If estimates are correct that about one to two percent of all suicides ineolvvs the murder of another person, when suicide rates rise, as they are rising for some populations, the murder-suicide rteas will rise as well.

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The third challenge I have when I talk about my son's murder-suicide is that I'm talking about ______ health — excuse me — is that I'm talking about mental ______, or brain health, as I prefer to call it, because it's more concrete. And in the same breath, I'm talking about violence. The last thing I want to do is to contribute to the misunderstanding that already exists around mental _______. Only a very small _______ of those who have a mental illness are violent toward other people, but of those who die by suicide, it's estimated that about 75 to maybe more than 90 percent have a diagnosable mental health _________ of some kind. As you all know very well, our mental health care system is not equipped to help everyone, and not everyone with destructive ________ fits the criteria for a specific diagnosis. Many who have ongoing feelings of fear or anger or hopelessness are never assessed or treated. Too often, they get our _________ only if they reach a behavioral ______. If estimates are correct that about one to two percent of all suicides ________ the murder of another person, when suicide rates rise, as they are rising for some populations, the murder-suicide _____ will rise as well.

Solution

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  10. illness

Original Text

The third challenge I have when I talk about my son's murder-suicide is that I'm talking about mental health — excuse me — is that I'm talking about mental health, or brain health, as I prefer to call it, because it's more concrete. And in the same breath, I'm talking about violence. The last thing I want to do is to contribute to the misunderstanding that already exists around mental illness. Only a very small percent of those who have a mental illness are violent toward other people, but of those who die by suicide, it's estimated that about 75 to maybe more than 90 percent have a diagnosable mental health condition of some kind. As you all know very well, our mental health care system is not equipped to help everyone, and not everyone with destructive thoughts fits the criteria for a specific diagnosis. Many who have ongoing feelings of fear or anger or hopelessness are never assessed or treated. Too often, they get our attention only if they reach a behavioral crisis. If estimates are correct that about one to two percent of all suicides involves the murder of another person, when suicide rates rise, as they are rising for some populations, the murder-suicide rates will rise as well.

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