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On Access: Mental Health and Guns

Access to legal and illegal guns seems easier than access to mental health treatment. This imbalance needs to be reversed. Read More

Proactive and prevention

I agree. Everyone wants revenge and seem to forgrt these young men are in the midst of a illness which has caused their actions.
The medical community trats, cares for, manages and provides for other disabilities like alzehimer,phisical disabilities and those with autism. Why is mental illness under served> They are continously ignored.

We send men to the moon. We find a treatment for HIV and AIDS. We are more concerned with gay rights, immigrant rights and being political correct. Mental illness have been around since the Roman times. Still we fail to focus on helping the most vunerable by updating commitment laws, improving mental health screenings of middle and high school and college students and demanding better treament within the medical community!!

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Irene S. Levine, Ph.D., is a psychologist and professor of psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Her latest book is Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup With Your Best Friend.


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