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Speaker: Jeffrey Swanson, PhD,Professor – Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Duke University School of Medicine
Title: “Gun violence, mental illness, and the law: Balancing risk and rights for effective policy”
Dr. Swanson will discuss the problem of gun violence in America where it intersects with mental illness. He will describe the effectiveness of laws and policies designed to restrict access to firearms for people who pose a risk of harm to self or others. He will focus attention on Extreme Risk Protection Orders—also known as “red flag laws”—as an important piece of the puzzle of preventing gun violence in the US.
Great Decisions lectures are open to all Village residents