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Shooting Puts Spotlight on Mental Health

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On Sunday, Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman called for “a national commission on violence” in the wake of the Newtown massacre. The commission would look at the country’s mental health system, as well as gun laws and other factors. Could better access to mental health services help prevent future tragedies? We discuss mental illness, public policy and the psychology of mass murderers.


Melissa Nau, medical director of psychiatric emergency services at San Francisco General Hospital and assistant clinical professor at UCSF

Greg Sancier, danger assessment consultant for law enforcement agencies and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force

John Greene, board certified psychiatrist and teacher of psychiatry and the law at the Stanford School of Medicine


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