After FSU Shootings, Experts Debate Tie Between Gun Violence, Serious Mental Illness.

The Washington Post (11/21, Holley, Larimer) “Post Nation” blog reported that in wake of Thursday morning’s shooting at the Florida State University library, experts are once again debating the fairness of the connection between gun violence and serious mental illness. Earlier this year, in a piece run by Psychiatric News, a publication of the American Psychiatric Association, Thomas Insel, MD, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, discussed that very issue in a keynote address at a workshop on mental health and violence conducted by the Institute of Medicine, putting the issue in perspective and reiterating that the vast majority of people with mental illnesses are not violent, nor are most violent acts perpetrated by people with mental illnesses.

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— “In wake of Florida State shooting, spotlight returns to mental health issues and violence,” Peter Holley and Sarah Larimer, Washington Post, November 21, 2014.

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