Looking At The Link Between Mental Illness And Violence

Dec 19, 2012

Mental illness
Is there a link between mental illness and violence?
Credit Flickr Photo/Majicdolphin

Officials have not yet released any information on the mental state of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooter, but anecdotal reports about his behavior and character have led people to diagnose him with a myriad of mental illnesses. At what point does conjecture lead to stigmatization of people with mental illness? Is it fair to connect violence with mental illness? We talk about it with Dr. Jennifer Stuber of the School of Social Work at the University of Washington.

Highlights from Dr. Struber's interview available here.
 

Also this hour: former Seattle City Councilman Peter Steinbrueck stops by to talk about his run for mayor, and Roger Faris answers your home repair questions at 206.543.5869 or weekday@kuow.org.