James Holmes and Mental illness

By SilentEyes Latest Activity July 22, 2012 at 3:49 am Views 1,159 Replies 8


First off I want to say that I am sorry for the losses that happened that night in Colorado. My heart goes out to the families and friends.
Now there has been some speculation that this James Holmes was suffering from some kind of mental illness. Some are even saying BP and that is actually making me a bit more scared to disclose my illness with anyone for fear that they will just leave. Any thoughts?

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  • cindy11
    cindy11 July 23, 2012 at 3:36 am   

    It had to b more than bipolar.

  • Buzz0210
    Buzz0210 July 22, 2012 at 12:35 pm   

    It's been putting me on edge as well I've not told anyone I work with about my bp and since this happened all I have been hearing is that he was crazy bp and something should be done with "these people" in our society. Maybe it's being blown out of proportion because I work next to the Theater but still I just wanna be like okay do you wanna lock me up for doing nothing wrong but because I could potentially do something that's messed up!

  • du kotvit
    du kotvit July 22, 2012 at 6:45 am   

    That's very interesting. I was pretty sure someone would have to be good and psychotic to Do that. I'm glad it's not the case. That way he can't use insanity as a defense.

  • bipolar lamb
    bipolar lamb July 22, 2012 at 4:27 am   

    At least for me, there seems to have been alot of stories like this over the past year. It does bother me a bit. I've only been open about my bipolar with the people closest to me, the people I trust. That's just me though. That's the way I've always been. But again, stories like these are starting to bother me.

  • du kotvit
    du kotvit July 22, 2012 at 4:24 am   

    I don't see how it would be possible to live my life and hide my illness. It is sometimes obvious that there is something dreadfully wrong with me. I am never violent. I practically never even raise my voice. I'm pretty patient. I don't honk when people are chatting on their cell phone and forget to go by a green light. I figure they'll go soon enough. But I do get psychotic and do mostly benign things. I write insane essays and email them to my therapist, change my manner of dress, call clergy with nonsense questions and requests, walk around generally speaking gibberish to everyone…and a week later I come out of the hospital and my friends come to visit me and hear what happened in the psych ward. I tell them all about it and they don't judge. They stick with me. I hope that had it been one of them instead of me, I would act the same way. But I don't know it for certain.

  • stefine
    stefine July 22, 2012 at 3:59 am   

    Nobody will ever understand why u do the thing u do or don't do if u never come out about being bipolar I mean ther will be some people out that will never understand but other will or will try to or they will at kno I have an problem