FACTBOMB

Violence and Mental Illness: The Facts (SAMHSA)

Mental Illness: Facts and Numbers (NAMI)

Misconceptions About Madness and Mayhem (Harvard University Press Blog)

Crazy Talk (Slate)

Half of people shot by police are mentally ill, investigation finds (Salon)

Violence and mental illness: an overview (NIMH)

Understanding severe mental illness (NIMH)

Mentally ill likely to be victims of violence (Mental Illness Policy)

Violence and Mental Illness (Canadian Mental Health Association

P.S. Fellow journos, here’s a resource on responsible mental health reporting. And here’s a roundup of studies on mass shootings/rampage violence. And yes, I am available for interviews if you want to talk to a bona fide crazy person about mental health policy and how the media and society react to events like this.

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