Gun Violence is a Major Public Health Problem
Published on: June 09, 2022.
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Recent mass shootings continue to devastate communities nationwide and call attention to public health needs surrounding gun violence. Mass shootings can lead to major depression, PTSD, and other mental distress among survivors and impact those who are following the news.
Gun violence is a public health problem: American Public Health Association, Gun Violence is a Public Health Crisis, 2021
25 times as often: The Brady Plan, Key Statistics, 2019
Guns are the leading cause of death for American children: Jason E Goldstick, PhD et al., New England Journal of Medicine, “Current Causes of Death in Children and Adolescents in the United States”, May 2022
Number of mass shootings: Gun Violence Archive, Gun Violence Archive 2022, June 2022
Gun violence causing mental health issues: Caron, Christina. “What Gun Violence Does to Our Mental Health.” The New York Times, 28 May 2022.
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