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Gun Violence and Mental Illness: Myths and Evidence-Based Facts

Our hearts go out to the families and friends whose loved on es were killed or injured in the latest shooting in Las Vegas. It is hard to imagine the incredible grief many are feeling. H ow many times are we going to start an article with those words until we address the problem...


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Threats of Violence by Adolescents: A summary of a newly published article in the Journal of Mental Health Counseling

The recent mass shootings and violent acts such as the ones in Orlando and San Bernardino have led to increased calls for proactive measures to deal with these episodes. Every death and injury is a tragedy of untold suffering for the victims, their families, their communities, and our society....


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A Reminder that We Have a Gun Violence Problem in America

Where has all the discussion gone about gun violence and mental illness these days? Actually it is more a pronouncement than a question. You wouldn’t know from this political primary season that – since the first of the year – we have had 8000 gun violence deaths and rapidly counting. During...


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The New HIPAA - Questions Answered; Advocacy Update January 8, 2016

President's New Gun Rules Alter HIPAA On January 6, 2016 the Department of Health and Human Services issued final rules modifying the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). These final rules make explicit that certain HIPAA-covered entities may disclose certain...