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Mental Illness Crime

Could Better Mental Health Care Prevent Killings?

Simon McCormack | Posted 05.01.2013 | Crime

A relatively small amount of funding for mental health care could ultimately save money and lives, according to a new cover story in Mother Jones. ...

Action Plan for Obama to Reduce Violence by Mentally Ill

DJ Jaffe | Posted 02.17.2013 | Crime
DJ Jaffe

Though mental illness is as yet unconfirmed in the Newtown killer's case, here is what the federal government can do to prevent violence related to mental illness.

Memo to Media: Manhood, Not Guns or Mental Illness, Should Be Central in Newtown Shooting

Jackson Katz | Posted 02.17.2013 | Media
Jackson Katz

In the wake of repeated tragedies like Newtown, we watch the same predictable conversations about guns and mental illness, with only an occasional mention that the overwhelming majority of these types of crimes are committed by men.