Experts: Blaming Mass Shootings on Mental Illness Is 'Stigmatizing'

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Published on August 8, 2019 - Duration: 01:22s

Experts: Blaming Mass Shootings on Mental Illness Is 'Stigmatizing'

Experts: Blaming Mass Shootings on Mental Illness Is 'Stigmatizing' Following the two mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, President Donald Trump blamed the violence on "mental illness." Donald Trump, in public address Donald Trump, in public address The American Psychological Association has said it is "unfounded" to blame mass shootings on mental illness.

Arthur Evans, chief executive officer of the APA, says it is "inaccurate and stigmatizing," to blame mental illness.

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 adults in the United States.

Arthur Evans, via CNN

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