What causes someone to do a mass shooting? – Mental Health Matters

People tend to believe violence that is not state-sanctioned stems from mental illness, that only a “crazy” person would severely injury or kill another human being. In one 2013 study, nearly half of the survey sample said that people with a mental illness are more dangerous.

The facts are more complex and nuanced, and it’s only by understanding them that we can construct sane public policy.


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