Mental Health and Violence

Mental Health and Violence

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1469 , Segment 1

Episode: Mental Health and Violence, Metabolism, First Impressions

  • Apr 5, 2018 4:00 pm
  • 45:48 mins

Sarah Desmarais is an Associate Professor of Psychology at North Carolina State University. Her current research is focused on evidence-based practices for justice-involved adults with behavioral health needs.  In the wake of mass shootings and other tragedies, we frequently hear that mental health treatments could be the solution to preventing further incidents. Sarah Desmarais, a forensic psychologist, and professor of psychology has studied mental illness, violence and mental health treatment at length. She talks about some of the reasons mental health treatment is not going to “cure” violence.

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