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Guns, Media, and Mental Illness After Newtown

Guns, Media, and Mental Illness After Newtown I have plenty of fears for the mentally ill. None of them involve guns. I fear for them when they struggle to navigate a labyrinthine medical system and fight for the care they … Continue reading

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A New Approach to Dealing with Gun Violence

A New Approach to Dealing with Gun Violence The study recommends that people who have been involuntarily committed for psychiatric treatment should temporarily not be allowed to have guns. There is a window of time around such a hospitalization when … Continue reading

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The Truth About Mental Illness and Guns

The Truth About Mental Illness and Guns “To the extent that society continues to vilify the mentally ill and scapegoat them as the primary cause of gun violence, is a major step backward,” says Hoge

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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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