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: