Do firearms restrictions prevent suicide and violence in people with mental illness? new research evidence from New York
Learning Areas:Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Describe new evidence for the effectiveness of firearms restrictions on people with serious mental illness in reducing the risk of firearms-related suicide and gun violence toward others. Assess the strength and limitations of the new evidence, and will understand the implications of the evidence for policies and laws to reduce gun injury and morality.
Keyword(s): Firearms, Mental Illness
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Jeffrey Swanson, PhD,* is Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Swanson is a medical sociologist with expertise in mental health law and policy studies. He PI of a multi-site study on firearms laws, mental illness and prevention of violence, co-sponsored by the NSF and the RWJF Program on Public Health Law Research. Dr. Swanson received the 2011 Carl Taube Award from the American Public Health Association.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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