Study finds media distorts link between mental illness and violence

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Study finds media distorts mental illness and violence link

The debate over gun control in the United States has some common themes: easy access to weapons, how to use background checks and whether mentally ill people are properly screened.

The assumption is that mentally ill people may be inherently violent.

But, a new study is throwing water on that claim, while also raising new questions about a critical issue.

CCTV America’s Jim Spellman has Insight.

Study finds media distorts link between mental illness and violence

Study finds media distorts link between mental illness and violence

The debate over gun control in the United States has some common themes: easy access to weapons, how to use background checks and whether mentally ill people are properly screened. The assumption is that mentally ill people may be inherently violent.


Dr. Lloyd Sederer on the facts of mental illness

For more about the facts of mental illness, CCTV America’s Mike Walter spoke to Dr. Lloyd Sederer. He’s the Medical Editor for Mental Health at the website, The Huffington Post.