1. Would you consider yourself to have good mental health or poor mental health? Why?
2. Explain the relationship between social deviance and mental illness.
3. Do you believe that the trend of increasingly diagnosing people with a mental illness or disorder will continue to increase? Why or why not?
4. What sort of mental health evaluation should pilots go through before they are allowed to fly a plane? Do you think other professionals should have to undergo a mental evaluation? Explain.
5. Do you think James Holmes should have received the death penalty for committing mass murder at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater? Why or why not?
6. Is Chris Kyle an American hero? Explain. Describe the impact of PTSD on Kyle’s life and ultimate death.
7. If you had a friend or relative with a young child that appeared to be developmentally challenged, would you point that out and recommend the child get evaluated by a mental health professional?