Bruce Blackman

Oct 03, 2020, 05:53 PM
On January 18, 6 members of the Blackman family were murdered by their loved one (son, brother, brother in law) Bruce. Bruce had been slipping into psychosis and had shown signs of a total break with reality leading up to the murders. In this episode, we examine this case and hope that by having the conversation, we can provide resources with information about mental illness, discuss warning signs to be aware of, and let anyone experiencing any form of mental illness know that you are not alone.

October 4-10 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Saturday, October 10th is National World Mental Health Day. According to the NAMI website (National Alliance on Mental Illness), Mental Illness Awareness Week is dedicated to raising awareness around the topic of mental illness.

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