Mental illness and violence

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Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Washington, DC has had more than its share of tragic events in recent weeks. There was the Navy Yard massacre that left 13 dead last month. Two-and-a-half weeks later, a woman was killed after ramming her car into a White House barricade and then leading a high speed chase to the White House. In both cases, mental illness was a factor. But clearly, the people involved did not get the help they needed.

Phil and Penny discussed this with Gerald Landsberg, a professor of Social Work at NYU and director of the Institute Against Violence:

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