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Outgunned: Stigma Over Mental Illness Linked to Gun Violence

Outgunned: Stigma Over Mental Illness Linked to Gun Violence Clearly, African Americans are not immune to mental illness. We, too, face mental-health issues that lead to and stem from gun violence. According to NAMI, or the National Alliance for Mental … Continue reading

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Off Campus: Fear of gun violence should not lead to fear of mentally ill

Off Campus: Fear of gun violence should not lead to fear of mentally ill Claiming that persons with mental illness are major contributors to a multi-dimensional national problem may be politically expedient, but is ultimately self-defeating both for improving and … Continue reading

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Stigma surrounding mental illness grows in wake of school shootings

Stigma surrounding mental illness grows in wake of school shootings People usually don’t have much of a problem telling others they have diabetes or heart disease. But admitting they have mental illness is a different story.

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7-year-old suspended for nibbling pastry into shape of a gun: Was this a gross overreaction, or a necessary step in combating school violence?

7-year-old suspended for nibbling pastry into shape of a gun: Was this a gross overreaction, or a necessary step in combating school violence? The father of a 7-year-old suspended from his Anne Arundel County school for nibbling his breakfast pastry into … Continue reading

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Guns don’t kill Americans. Inequality kills, because it’s the cause of gun violence

Guns don’t kill Americans. Inequality kills, because it’s the cause of gun violence In graphs that map income inequality alongside murder rates, the US stands far off in a class of its own, with both the highest levels of inequality … Continue reading

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Addressing gun violence the wrong way, says this student

Addressing gun violence the wrong way, says this student Of the recent debates about reducing gun violence in the wake the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., no measure has received more universal support than stricter controls for the purchase of weapons … Continue reading

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Feelings are strong about gun-mental health link

Feelings are strong about gun-mental health link “To target the folks with mental illness as part of this whole gun debate and violence, isn’t really appropriate,” said Sue Abderholden, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota Executive Director. She argues against … Continue reading

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Identifying mentally ill only small part in gun debate

Identifying mentally ill only small part in gun debate Gun-control laws that require mental health professionals to report mentally ill people who are likely to harm others are unlikely to make a dent in gun violence, health researchers say.

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States Focus on Mental Illness + Guns in New Laws

States Focus on Mental Illness + Guns in New Laws Legislation on mental illness doesn’t address root problems of violence.

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Mental illness takes a pounding

Mental illness takes a pounding The gun lobby scapegoats people with mental illness, says this author who speaks from his own experience about the stigma of mental illness.

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