Mental illness alone is no predictor of violence, studies and experts agree – CBC News – 2018-07-26

In the wake of a mass shooting — or any other senseless tragedy — the search for answers begins. How could it happen? Could it have been prevented? What can we do to prevent it from happening again?

The question of whether there is a relationship between mental illness and violence — and the potential threat it may pose to public safety — was renewed this week after the family of Faisal Hussain, the gunman in Sunday night’s deadly shooting rampage in Toronto, said he was mentally ill.

“Our son had severe mental health challenges, struggling with psychosis and depression his entire life,” the statement said.

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Sherry Noik
CBC News, July 26, 2018