Tag: Violence

February 1, 2020

Mental Illness & Violence

In the aftermath of mass violence and the furor of the 24-hour news cycle, the words “mental illness” are often used to try to explain a perpetrator’s actions. In many cases, the assumption that mental…

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December 4, 2019

Texas Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety

SUMMARY – During the 86th Legislative Interim, in December 2019, the Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety met to hear testimony. President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, was invited testimony.

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August 1, 2018

Severe Violence Trends

The research is clear that severe mental illness alone is not a good predictor of violence. A large-scale, multi-year epidemiological study found that people who only had a severe mental illness and did not have…

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July 18, 2018

Texas Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools and School Security Interim Report to the 86th Legislature

SUMMARY – In the wake of the Santa Fe school shooting, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick appointed a bi-partisan Select Committee, headed by Senate Education Committee Chairman Larry Taylor, to review comprehensive strategies to address...

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September 1, 2016

Mental Illness & Mass Murder

Mass murder is often associated in the public’s mind with mental illness. Recent attacks have resulted in calls to reform the process for assessing and treating people with mental illnesses, including changes to legal rights…

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