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Blaming People with Mental Illness for Gun Violence

New Zealand Mental Health Commission

Despite efforts to portray them otherwise in the media, those with a history of mental illness are no more likely to kill another person than the average member of the population. Police homicide figures show that alcohol is four times more likely to be a precipitating factor than mental illness.

Wellington, June 1997.