In the New Yorker, Maria Konnikova explores various philosophical and scientific questions — and reviews some of the recent research — related to possible links between mental health and gun violence.
“When mass shooters strike, speculations about their mental health—sometimes borne out, sometimes not—are never far behind,” writes Konnikova. “It seems intuitive that someone who could do something terrible must be, in some sense, insane. But is that actually true? Are gun violence and mental illness really so tightly intertwined?”
Is There a Link Between Mental Health and Gun Violence? (The New Yorker, November 19, 2014)