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Different Takes: Mental Illness Is Not The Reason For Gun Violence, Hatred And White Supremacy; Don’t Hold Your Breath Waiting For Gun Reform

Editorial pages focus on issues surrounding gun violence. The Hill: Guns Are Killing Us, Not Mental Illness When I served in the U.S. House of Representatives, I wrote the Americans with Disabilities Act. Today, I am concerned about efforts to blame mental illness and people with disabilities as a cause for the mass shootings that… Read More »

Blaming mass shootings on mental illness is ‘inaccurate’ and ‘stigmatizing,’ experts say

“We must reform our mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence and make sure those people not only get treatment but when necessary involuntary confinement,” Trump said during a public address on Monday. “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun.” Yet mental health experts,… Read More »