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January 4, 2014

Another View: Shooting interventions deserve more attention

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Generally, however, experts look for clues that suggest increased interest in acts of violence or the use of weapons. Words or actions that appear to be threatening are warnings signs as well.

Even if such individuals are not destined to become mass killers, it’s possible they need some sort of help. And if the Behavioral Analysis Unit renders assistance in that regard, that’s all for the good.

And perhaps publicity about these efforts will draw new attention to the need for better mental health programs in America. Despite all the heated rhetoric related to gun control following mass shootings, better mental health treatment options probably hold more promise as effective solutions.

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