There are some holes in the conversation about mental health and its connection to mass violence.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is hesitant to admit its role in the death of Marine Corps veteran Jason Simcakoski, who died as a result of drugs he was prescribed at a VA hospital.
Psychiatric medications are being overprescribed, but in some cases, these drugs save lives. We need a more nuanced approach to treatment.
With painkillers, Mike Stevens could care for his kids and run his farm; now he can barely dress himself.
About half of severely mentally ill people have a drug problem, and vice versa, but federal policies don’t address that.
"There is an epidemic of sudden deaths occurring throughout the U.S. military.”
The VA killed thousands of vets and fueled the national opioid addiction crisis by recklessly throwing pills at a problem.