Mudcat Café message #3779337 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #159491   Message #3779337
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
16-Mar-16 - 07:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: A 'rights' issue?
Subject: RE: BS: A 'rights' issue?
Did they expect a "severe depressive" to self report? If so, they were taking wild chances with the lives of hundreds of people.

We live in a world where mental illness is treated as a stigma by society in general. Look at your sentence and apply it to many enterprises - planes, trains, ferries, and more. Apply it to individuals going about their daily lives but operating heavy machinery or driving personal vehicles. Apply it to physicians themselves. Impaired surgeons, diagnosticians, etc. The US has barely begun to make mental health issues a part of gun purchasing advance checks. There isn't a satisfactory system in place that would allow reporting that would be useful in some instances and not detrimental in others.