The Mental Health System Can't Stop Mass Shooters

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    Nov 04

    The Mental Health System Can't Stop Mass Shooters

    Interesting article. As someone who works in mental health, I would say this is spot on.

    The Mental Health System Can’t Stop Mass Shooters - The New York Times

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    Nov 00

    Although that is an enlightening article the conclusion of the author is:

    'Instead of hoping that imposing mental health treatment on everyone who shows “red flags” will put an end to mass shootings, we should focus on ways to put some distance between these young men and their guns.'

    Which is a call for more gun control which makes this politics which makes it off limits at BGP.

    I also think this part is worth sharing:

    'The mental health system doesn’t identify most of these people because they don’t come in to get care. And even if they do, laws designed to preserve the civil liberties of people with mental illness place limits on what treatments can be imposed against a person’s will.'