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Latest Elliot Rodger meme: ‘He didn’t need sex; he needed a psychiatrist.’


One of the many dubious memes coming out of Friday’s shooting in Isla Vista, Calif., is that Elliot Rodger simply needed some tender, loving psychiatric care:!/claire_valmonte/status/470522285346922496!/snaisy/status/470476951288041472!/WVieker/status/470448313930502145!/SophiaBush/status/470298810803974144

Misogynist, I'm sure.
Mentally ill, likely.

I'm all for feminism and #YesAllWomen but also for mental health. Elliot Rodger needed help.— Abby (@gotellabby) May 25, 2014!/DanniaBrown/status/470328370350534656

Aw, the poor baby just needed a little “help” — presumably from a mental health professional. Just one problem with that theory: In his manifesto, Rodger revealed that he was being seen by one of the best-known psychiatrists in Southern California as well as several therapists/counselors.!/JimmyPrinceton/status/470563131026968576

Aurora, Colo., alleged shooter James Holmes received psychiatric care prior to his shooting spree two years ago, as did Newtown, Conn., alleged shooter Adam Lanza.

Psychiatric care may be helpful in some instances, but clearly it is not some kind of miracle cure.

It is really hard to believe, but for once we agree with Michael Moore:!/MMFlint/status/470421222241890305

But we also agree with Larry Elder:

Yes, let the "mental health experts" give us advice. But while you play Sigmund Freud, ok if we defend ourselves?
#NRA— Larry Elder (@larryelder) May 25, 2014

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