Mental illness, violence, and guns: The importance of early intervention
September 21, 2014
The International Bipolar Foundation is out with another timely webinar. Plan to join Dr. Mark Komrad as he underscores the importance of early intervention when discussing the link between mental illness and violence.
Webinar: Mental illness, violence, and guns: The importance of early intervention
Recent horrendous incidents of mass shootings, often by people with obvious psychiatric illness or a documented history of mental illness, have focused attention on violence as a feature of some mental illnesses. In particular, the discussion has tied together guns and mental illness in the minds of the public and many policy makers and legislators. This webinar will focus on some of the actual data regarding mental illnesses and their link with violence.
About the presenter: Dr. Mark Komrad Recipient of the National Exemplary Psychiatrist Award and named Mental Health Professional of the Year in 2013 by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) , Dr. Komrad is a psychiatrist on the clinical and teaching staff of Sheppard Pratt Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland and on the teaching faculty of Oceania University of Medicine in Samoa. He earned his undergraduate degree in molecular biophysics at Yale University, his M.D. degree at Duke Medical School, and trained in internal medicine and psychiatry at Johns Hopkins. Read more.