Economic Downturn Pushes Some Men Over Psychological Brink

A California man kills his wife and children. In Alabama, a husband with no history of violence goes on a rampage. In Middletown, Maryland, the stresses of a new position lead a young father to murder his family, including small children. In a Baltimore area hotel room, a tax attorney dad commits murder during a visit to his daughter’s college. And yesterday, the wife of a 41-year old Freddie Mac COO finds him dead of an apparent suicide:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/04/22/kellermann.death.freddiemac/index.html?eref=ib_topstories

Who could have imagined these difficult times would be a breaking point for even white collar men with no apparent history of mental illness?

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