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Lafayette Movie Theater Shooter had history of Mental Health Issues

Posted by Mark Nolte on Jul 27, 2015 12:29:00 PM
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Lafayette Movie Theater shooter had  a history Mental Health Issues

According to the Wall Street Journal John R. Houser ,“the gunman who police say killed two women and wounded nine other people in a Louisiana movie theater Thursday night had a history of legal problems, as well as mental health issues.” 

“ Family members stated in court filings that Mr. Houser had committed violence against the family in the past and had ‘a history of mental health issues, i.e., manic depression and/or bi-polar disorder.’ They also stated that he ‘exhibited extreme erratic behavior and has made ominous as well as disturbing statements” to family members.’


So many times we associate depression with “sadness”. However in this case depression caused “anger”. Which resulted in a violent act of shooting.

This is why our present system of getting psychotherapy is broken and must make a disruptive move by offering a disruptive solutions like tele-psychotherapy.

Tele-psychotherapy allows the patient to get the psychotherapy they need without the needing to file insurance .Because it is a cash basis only (insurance not accepted) and the patient can get therapy at a much more affordable price. Sometimes at a price less expensive that what a co-pay would cost with insurance. The pricing is a follows: a patient can get a 20 minutes session with a therapist for $25, a 30 minute session for $35 or 50 minute session for $60.

All the above psychotherapy can be done with online therapy (video conference) with a therapist from the privacy of your home using your laptop computer, tablet or smartphone.

The present system of psychotherapy is broken and antiquated. With today’s technology there was no reason that Mr. Houser couldn’t have gotten tele-psychotherapy. However until tele-psychotherapy is adopted and accepted as a “standard of care”. We will continue to see these unnecessary disasters in our society.



Topics: Depression