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The Facts on Mental Illness and Mass Shootings

Posted on AllSides October 22nd, 2019
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Q: Do people with serious mental health disorders pose a greater risk of becoming mass shooters?

A: People with mental illnesses are somewhat more likely to be violent than those without a diagnosis. But a majority are never violent, and very little is known specifically about mass murder.

Subject: Mental illness and mass shootings

Is Trump correct that people with mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar [disorder], [are] a greater threat to society?

Following two mass shootings over a single weekend in August,...

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