Mass shootings are unfortunately accepted as commonplace in the United States. There are many variables to why people commit mass shootings which range from revenge, allegiance to an organization, passion, mental illness, or just pure dickery. What I’ve noticed is that when this tragedy happens, it often focuses on the perpetrators and the dead victims,… Read More What About the Survivors?
In the United States, there is a huge narrative that mental illness and mass shooting go hand in hand. While it may be a factor for someone to go into a mass shooting, I don’t think it’s the main reason. Jonathan Metzl, a Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University, points to studies in… Read More Is Mental Illness the Cause of Gun Violence?