News: Gun Violence
Mass Shooting Bandwagon Rolls Past the Bigger Problems in Mental Health
In the United States, more than half of people with serious mental illness do not get treatment at all. Perhaps if we addressed this crisis, we might also end up with fewer homicides, argues Adjunct Associate Professor Michael Friedman.
Professor Friedman: We Need “Assertive” Mental Health Services
Read the responses given by Adjunct Associate Professor Michael B. Friedman to a debate concerning the effectiveness of the U.S. policy of deinstitutionalization of mental health services, organized by MedPageToday.com.
Gun Law Reform and Mental Health in Wake of Newtown—A CSSW Panel
In response to the White House report proposing to tighten gun control and further mental health reform to curb gun violence, CUSSW Associate Professor Vicki Lens discussed the Second Amendment and CU Professor Michael Stone, the psychology of mass murderers.
Mass Murder: Is There A Mental Health Issue?
Calls to address “the mental health issue” have inevitably followed the mass murder at Newtown, Connecticut. But are there any interventions that would reduce the incidence of such tragic events? Associate Professor Michael B. Friedman considers the evidence.
NEWTOWN TRAGEDY: Recommendations for Coping with the Psychological Aftermath
The events of Sandy Hook elicited sadness, grief, anger and confusion. Social workers recognize and have studied this kind of anxiety. Professor Anne Conway provides recommendations for individuals and families looking for ways to cope.