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One Step Away Featured Article: “It’s the Guns, Not Mental Health”

The role that mental health played in the tragic Sandy Hook shooting has brought the issue to the forefront along with gun control. But how just how big a role did it play in Newtown and other incidents of gun violence? Are we simply looking for a scapegoat other than the guns themselves?

The Role of Mental Health in President Obama’s Gun Control Plan

President Obama’s recently-proposed actions on gun safety include a number of suggestions for increasing access to mental healthcare. I applaud these efforts to curb gun violence in our society, and appreciate the calls for more funding in mental health issues and more social workers

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