Battling the Storm Within

Sunday, March 4, 2018

How to Stop Violence-Mentally ill people aren’t killers. Angry people are.

U.S. soldier SPC Ivan Lopez

The deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, has reignited the debate about the mental health of mass shooters and whether treating mental illness could reduce the death toll wrought by gun violence. In 2014, psychologist Laura L. Hayes wrote about the relatively weak connection between mental illness and mass shootings and the much stronger connection between the inability to manage anger and violence. Her points are just as relevant today.


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