Violence is a Societal Disorder

Healing Comes from Correctly Understanding the Problem

The nation is understandably reeling after two of the worst mass shootings in its history, one in Buffalo, New York, and another in Uvalde, Texas, just ten days apart. Unfortunately, these shootings are not new. Fortunately, neither are the solutions.

I had the rare opportunity as a psychiatrist to participate in the World Health Organization’s launch of its World Report on Violence and Health exactly two decades ago. This document had the effect of revolutionizing violence prevention worldwide…



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Bandy X. Lee

Forensic psychiatrist, violence expert, president of the World Mental Health Coalition (, and editor of "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.”