What role do mental health and masculinity play in mass shootings?

Following recent mass shootings in New York, Texas and California, some leaders and lawmakers are blaming the nation’s mental health crisis.

What role do mental health and masculinity play in mass shootings?
Flowers are piled around crosses with the names of the victims killed in last week's school shooting as people visit a memorial at Robb Elementary School to pay their respects, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. Jae C. Hong / AP Photo
What role do mental health and masculinity play in mass shootings?
Flowers are piled around crosses with the names of the victims killed in last week's school shooting as people visit a memorial at Robb Elementary School to pay their respects, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. Jae C. Hong / AP Photo

What role do mental health and masculinity play in mass shootings?

Following recent mass shootings in New York, Texas and California, some leaders and lawmakers are blaming the nation’s mental health crisis.

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Public mass shootings often reginite conversations around gun control legislation and the Second Amendment. Such attacks also spark debate around the state of mental health in the U.S.

Reset checks in with criminal justice and health experts about the connection between mental health, masculinity and mass shootings, and where we can find solutions to America’s gun violence problem.

GUESTS: Lori Post, director of the Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Eric Madfis, associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Washington Tacoma