Gun Violence is a Public Health Crisis

Act Now Before It's Too Late: Gun Violence is a Public Health Crisis —  Grounds
Interview: Gun Violence in America

Pause….Reflect on the societal madness taking place right before our very eyes…

‘In 2016, the American Medical Association declared that gun violence in the U.S. is a public health crisis. It’s compounding another national crisis, that of adolescent mental health. The CDC estimated that in 2020, the proportion of emergency room visits by adolescents seeking mental health care increased by 31 percent. But because of a lack of residential program beds, young patients are left to become “boarders” in emergency departments—kept in small, bare rooms or even in hospital hallways. In this episode of The Takeaway, the host speaks with Dr. Megan Ranney, Academic Dean at the School of Public Health and a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Brown University, about how we got here and how a public health perspective on gun violence can help us find solutions.’

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