Mass shootings and other forms of mass violence are on the increase. Where to assess blame is in sharp dispute. A new report from a blue ribbon panel of behavioral scientists has found that mental illnesses carry some of the blame, but mental “distress” is a much more likely factor. Panel members discuss mental health first aid, red flag laws, and other report recommendations on ways to prevent mass violence.
- Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
- Dr. Joseph Parks, Medical Director, National Council for Behavioral Health