Let’s Get “AWARE” of Preventing Violence through Good Mental Health Promotion

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David Leake

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inclusive education, mental health, violence prevention

Abstract

In February 2018, the United States experienced yet another devastating mass shooting, this time at a high school in Florida with a total of 17 people left dead. Once again, many politicians who are opposed to stricter gun control shifted the blame to “mental illness” despite themselves having records of seeking cuts to programs that promote good mental health and/or opposing parity between physical and mental health coverage in health insurance.... It is notable that there are evidence-based practices that can be used in schools to promote good mental health and greatly reduce the likelihood of violence....
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