“That’s my mind. It’s bro­ken”

Holmes doc­u­mented his grad­ual men­tal break­down in a note­book he mailed to a Univer­sity of Colorado psy­chi­a­trist

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Holmes had met with men­tal health pro­fes­sion­als in the past, and one psy­chi­a­trist even sus­pected he had a bor­der­line con­di­tion, and that he could be dan­ger­ous. Just days be­fore the mid­night pre­miere, Holmes posted a note­book to a psy­chi­a­trist who had treated him, which only ar­rived after the cinema shoot­ing. Inside are the “In­sights into the mind of mad­ness”. Holmes di­ag­noses him­slef with a range of men­tal disor­ders of vary­ing sever­ity. Ter­ri­fy­ingly, he draws dozens of stick men, most ly­ing flat and one stand­ing, fol­lowed by a string of equa­tions in which he tries to gauge the value of a mur­derer by the num­ber of peo­ple they kill. He then talks about his own ob­ses­sion with mass mur­der, fol­lowed by a plan of his at­tack on the Aurora cinema com­plex.

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