In My Voice: Decoupling Mental Illness and Violence as a Psychiatrist

“Focusing on shoring up the mental health system as a way to prevent mass shootings or other violence is not an effective strategy.”

Throughout Mental Health Month, we will be sharing Q&As with individuals who have experience with different aspects of mental health and gun violence. Today, we share a Q&A with Dr. Amy Barnhorst, MD. Dr. Barnhorst is a member of the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy and the Vice Chair of Community Psychiatry at UC — Davis.

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is a 501(c)(4) organization founded in 1974. We are the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization.

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