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“Don’t Believe the Hype”: 4 Reasons to Doubt That Most Mass Shooters are Mentally Ill

  By Joel Dvoskin, PhD, ABPP (Chair, Nevada Behavioral Health and Wellness Council) Too often, even the most well-intentioned among us believe that most mass shootings are carried out by those with untreated mental illness. As a forensic and clinical psychologist with extensive experience treating individuals with serious mental illness, and as a member of APA’s Policy Review Task Force on the Prediction and Prevention of Gun Violence, I believe this […]

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Jails Are No Place for the Mentally Ill, Flavored Tobacco Lures Kids, Meet Mexico’s 13 Year Old Psychologist – In Case You Missed It – October 6, 2015

In Case You Missed It

Welcome back to In Case You Missed It (our weekly roundup of articles touching on psychology, health, mental health and social justice issues from multiple news and commentary websites). This week, we address the challenges of living with mental illness in jail, flavored tobacco luring kids, a gifted young girl and 13-year-old psychologist, and more. Jails are no place for the mentally ill – I was lucky to get out – The Washington Post In this article, Justin […]

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