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Bonus – Stop Psychoanalyzing Mass Shooters, Stop Asian Hate

“Aren’t you tired of endlessly reading about white men who can’t help but murder people of color in our communities? Aren’t you tired of being made to feel helpless because of apparent untreatable mental illness problems that apparently lead to mass violence?” ~Sarah Suzuki

I recorded this on March 23rd, 2021. March 22nd, there was a shooting in Boulder, Colorado, and on March 16th, there was a shooting in Atlanta, Georgia.

I woke up today and cried because this is ridiculous. And I don’t even know what to say about it, but luckily I have brilliant friends who say brilliant things.

My friend and former podcast guest, Sarah Suzuki has written an article called Stop Psychoanalyzing Mass Shooters: How in-depth psychological profiles perpetuate white supremacy.

So I wanted to read this to you on the show.


Sarah Suzuki is the founder of Chicago Compass Counseling, a group practice dedicated to serving the family system through inclusive, evidence-based behavior change counseling. She offers a self-paced online training for therapists on Psychotherapy and Cannabis. As a speaker, Sarah enjoys presenting ideas that ignite and inspire. She grounds her approach to both counseling in an antiracist analysis, sharing a vision of a multicultural and transformed society. In 2018, her talk on facing fear went viral – with over 2 million views and counting. Sarah has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2010 and participated in the certification process in 2017. To date, she has worked with more than 50 organizations across the country as a trainer and consultant. 

Sarah was featured waaay back on episode 19.

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