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Hate, Hate Speech, and Mass Murder

Political demagogues and peddlers of hate speech may not know the science of hate but they know precisely how to push the biologic buttons that can end in tragedy.
A teenager in jeans and canvas shoes standing on asphalt road with # ENOUGH word cloud. Concept of social movement to protest gun violence and mass school shootings in the United States.

People Should Prove They Have Earned the Right to Have a...

Asking who should be restricted from gun ownership is not the right question, we should be asking who has demonstrated that they have earned the right to have one.
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We Need a Focus on Mental Health, Not Just Violence in...

The more we focus on mental health as a cause of violence — a conclusion not supported by any current medical evidence — the more we alienate the victims and everyday people who rely on mental health support services.
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Response to a Racist Rant: Why Do You Hate Us?

A racist rant made me recall my visit to the Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia in Mexico City-a profoundly moving experience. The one emotion I hadn't expected was shame.
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There’s No Better Time to Commit to Reducing Gun Violence

As the number of school shootings continues to take a murderous toll on families across the US, it's time for everyone, including doctors, to make a commitment to reducing firearm-related injuries & deaths. Long-time gun researcher, Garen Wintemute MD, MPH wants doctors to help reduce gun violence now.
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Helping Your Child Deal With Bullies: What You Can Do

Bullying can take many different forms but is defined as the aggressive behavior of one or more people against another for any number of...
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What Helps to Ensure Cooperation in Diverse Societies?

A study of post-war Bosnia provides insights into what helps (and what doesn't) when it comes to ensuring cooperation in diverse societies. The findings are highly relevant to the divisiveness in U.S. society today.
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A 13-Year-Old’s Perspective on How to Stem Violence in the World

Our thoughts have the ability to make us well or make us unwell. Science has shown that yoga, meditation, and mindfulness can assist in the healing process and that our minds can control our bodies. It is more important than ever to teach kids the skills they need to cope with emotions in a better way.
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The Founders and the Sanctity of Gun Ownership

A historian argues that It is inconsistent with Founders governing record to believe that they were supporters of unrestricted private firearms.
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How to Identify and Prevent Child Abuse

The signs of child abuse can be subtle, so knowing how to identify them is vital to stopping current and preventing future abuse.
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Another Gun Massacre – When Will We Ever Learn?

How many more unbearable tragedies do American families need to endure before we finally stand up and demand significant changes to our national firearm policies?
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7 Ways Healthcare Professionals Can Tackle Domestic Violence

Health professionals are uniquely positioned to play a key role in addressing DV by partnering with advocates and educating patients about its health effects.