It’s time to tune out the noise and listen to the science. Learn about the complex causes and effective interventions from the Medical Director Institute’s (MDI) landmark report, “Mass Violence in America: Causes, Impacts and Solutions,” a reasoned, evidence-based and actionable examination of mass violence.
Mass violence is complicated; there are multiple causes that require multiple solutions. According to the report, “people with serious mental illness are responsible for less than 4 percent of all violence and less than one-third of mass violence.”
You may have already read about the report in ABCNews.com, NPR, NBCNews.com, PBS NewsHour or POLITICO. Now, join the National Council’s medical director and co-chair of the MDI, Dr. Joe Parks, for a special episode of The Behavioral Observations Podcast that offers insights into the MDI paper.
Created in partnership with Mental Health Risk Retention Group (MHRRG) and Negley Associates, this podcast is a unique opportunity to take a deep dive into the causes and solutions to mass violence with one of the report’s authors. For questions about the MDI report or the podcast, please contact us at Communications@TheNationalCouncil.org.
It turns out that the National Council's Medical Directors Institute was wrapping up a lengthy report, titled Mass Violence in America, around the same time that Merrill's episode aired. As such, the council graciously offered to have Dr. Parks joins me to discuss the report's findings.
First, here's a little background on Dr. Parks: In addition to serving as the Medical Director of the National Council, Dr. Parks is a Distinguished Research Professor of Science at the University of Missouri-St.Louis, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Colombia. He also practices outpatient psychiatry at the Family Health Center, a federally funded community mental health center established to expand services to uninsured, and under-insured populations.
In this episode, Dr. Parks and I discuss the following:
This podcast was supported by the Mental Health Risk Retention Group and Negley Associates.
Now, join the National Council’s medical director and co-chair of the MDI, Dr. Joe Parks, for a special episode of The Behavioral Observations Podcast that offers insights into the MDI paper.