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Guns, Mental Health & Social Work   Tags: mental_health, social_work, subject:guns, suicide, violence  

Suggestions for beginning research on this topic at the University of Michigan, including how to find books, articles, videos, policy and government info, web resources, and statistics & data.
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News Article from the Boston Globe - 1/20/2013

The Gun Toll We're Ignoring: Suicide

You wouldn't know if from the national debate, but most American firearm deaths aren't murder


Politico Deep Dive - Mental Health Policy & the 113th Congress

Recorded panel discussion on mental health care policy, March 5, 2013

  • C. Edward Coffey, M.D.
  • Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)
  • Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.)
  • James Scully, M.D. 
  • Philip Wang, M.D. 

The Social Work Perspective

This research guide offers suggestions on where to start when you are interested in the topic of gun violence, mental health and gun control. There are many resources available from the library while other resources are available for free on the web. Make sure you evaluate the source of the data and information you find. These are controversial topics, with passionate feelings on both sides of this issue. 

Here are a few suggestions for finding a social work perspective on gun violence, gun control and how these relate to mental health. 

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