Psychologist Says More Mental Health Awareness & Gun Control Needed

We talked to a a nationally-recognized psychologist about why he sees two problems without easy solutions to school shootings.

Posted: Feb. 14, 2018 11:25 PM
Updated: Feb. 16, 2018 6:11 AM

FLORIDA -- So far this year, there is a school shooting in this country every 60 hours.

NewsWatch 12's Eliana Sheriff spoke with a nationally-recognized psychologist about why he sees two problems without easy solutions.

Dr. Bart Rossi says, "In America today we don't understand mental health, we don't understand the issues and there's no funding, that's one issue. The other issue is we have millions of people with personality disorders and a mix of semi automatic assault weapons available, so it doesn't work. It's not going to be solved by having more guns or guards in the school system, there's no solution unless we look at mental health and guns in America. We need mental health programs in middle and high school that would make parents alert to mental health disorders. We need to get to that point and we're not there."

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