From the daily archives: Sunday, December 23, 2012

Guest Post by Seth Bringman

In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, many including myself have called for a nationwide conversation about our mental health care system and the role that mental health issues plays in gun violence. We absolutely need to improve access to quality, mental health care and combat the societal stigma that prevents individuals from seeking mental health care.

Some including the NRA, however, have called for a national database of the so-called “mentally ill.” At first blush, it seems simple: Keep a list of crazy people and don’t sell them guns. But the idea of such a database […]

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