Topics 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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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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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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