News: Mass Shootings

In Support of Columbia’s Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso and Dayton

Following the weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Executive Vice President of University Life Suzanne Goldberg…

August 6, 2019 @ 4:37 pm

ALUMNI OPINION: The “Gun Problem” Isn’t a “Mental Illness Problem.” It’s Just a “Gun Problem.”

Increasingly, when we talk about gun violence in this country we also talk about mental illness. In many ways, this…

November 14, 2015 @ 1:50 am

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.

June 10, 2014 @ 5:49 pm

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

February 18, 2014 @ 11:31 pm

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.

February 18, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

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.

December 17, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

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